Retail-Insider: Weekly Briefs 2018/19 is Canada’s Most-Read Online Retail Industry Publication. Published daily by Craig Patterson and his team, RI has a subscribers list of 15K+.

March 13, 2019:  Shoe Retailers Shutter in Yorkville, Simons Launching Private Label Collection, VFW Called Out for Abuses, Sleep Country 

February 14, 2019: Sports Experts, Endy, Urban Barn, KSwiss, Fast Time Watch, Addition Elle/Aldo Collaborate, Cadillac Launches, RipNDip Skate Brand, Saks 5th

January 30, 2019: Jean Machine, Virgil Abloh Louis Vuitton, Sleep Country, Colette Cafe, Wuxly Movement, IQOS Cannabis

January 14, 2019: More Store Closures for Canada, Colton’s Couture, Starbucks Reserve, Foodtastic, My Roti, IDS West, From Rachel

November 19, 2018: Gucci Launches Home Furnishings, CF Richmond Unwritten, KOTN Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Cadillac Fairview with SHAPE to Transforms CF Richmond Centre, Bayview Village Launches Hammam Spa Pop-up, Guo Pei Haute Couture Dolls at VAG, Palladio Jewellers Relocation, Woods Parka Lodge

November 4, 2018: UNIQLO Completes Fall Expansion, Burton Snowboards, Mondou Pets, Indigo Opens on Robson Street Finally, Grayes Partners with Michele Romanow, Hudson’s Bay Reveals Holiday Windows, Bloor Street Expands

October 23, 2018: MUJI Expanding, Boucheron, Boutique, J.Crew Closing, Oakridge and the Kengo Kuma Fazioli, WAXON Relaunches as WAXON Laser, Cashmere Collection Celebrates 15th Year,  Wardrobe Apparel Joins Haberdasher & Co, Walmart Supercentre, Hey Archive 

October 14, 2018: UNIQLO Continues Expansion, Wicker Emporium Chain Closes, Sprout Rentable Maternity Wear, MCM Pop-in at Nordstrom, Bonpoint Opens in Canada, Farafena Expands, Van Der Hout Jewelry Bring Big Bling, Vogue Collection Pop-up at Holt Renfrew, Encima Closes with Pop-up

September 30, 2018: Le Creuset Expansion, SAQ in Quebec, Uniqlo at Vaughan Mills, The Ten Spot, Kensington Market Street Food, DCNOY, Indochino in Halifax, Impulse Shopping in Canada

September 11, 2018: Sephora and Charlotte Tilbury, Mary Browns, West Edmonton Mall accepting AliPay and WeChat Pay, Holt’s Pop-up at Colette, IKEA 330,000 sq ft Distribution Centre Opens, Montreal Start-Up Fashion Week, Nordstrom Rack

August 8, 2018: Copper Branch to Open 15 Locations, Sephora launches in Kamloops, Uno Gelato Launches in Kitsilano, Edmonton’s The Helm collab’s with Manchester’s Private White VC, Allbirds Flips Out with Sugarcane Flip-Flops, HBC ‘Discover This’ Pop-up, Miniso

July 26, 2018: Shoppers Drug Mart Unveils Largest Beauty Store, Ikea Shelves Plans for London Store, Jollibee Opens 2nd in GTA, Aedelhard Pops-Up in TO, MVMT Adds Brick & Mortar, Joe Fresh, Save the Duck, Pyrrha Jewelers Launch 100% Sustainable Collection

July 17, 2018: Jacob Brand Revived at Costco, Hillcrest Mall Adds Tenants, Cafe St-Henri Opens New Headquarters in Montreal, Meinhardts Opens at Ambleside, Cauldron Ice Cream, Links of London in MIssissauga, Colton’s Couture opens in Oakridge Centre

July 9, 2018: Safeway Closes 10 Stores, BC Hydro Electrifying BC, Jacques Vert Shutdown, Revlon Pop-up, Ecco Opens Bijou Boutique, New Tenants for Edmonton’s Olivier Exchange

July 2, 2018: Lawrence & Chico’s Surreal Retail Space, Nordstrom Launches Comedian-based Promo, Pier 1 Imports to Exit Quebec, 604 & Def Leppard, IKEA in Moscow, KNIX Pop-Up at Diane’s Lingerie, Foret Noire Patisserie Opens

June 24, 2018: Kimberlite Diamonds Opens, Blubird Re-Opens in Luxury Zone, Danier Opens Flagship, Hermes Ready for Vancouver Construction, Muskoka Inspires Fine Jewelry Cabin, Judith & Charles Hit Up Halifax

June 17, 2018: Metrotown Target Store Replacement, LOLE Expands into Men’s Wear, Vancouver’s Main Street Getting Facelift, Genesis Showroom at TO Airport, Dish & Duer Invites You to be a Duer!

June 10, 2018: RYU Announces Store, Casper Partners with HBC, Indigo Closing, Pretty Denim, RHOT x Roxy Earle, Givenchy Beauty Bar at Holts, Christopher Bates, YUM Bento Boxes

May 31, 2018: Holt Renfrew Commences Mothership Renovations, Sugarfina Serves Up Sugar, Bayview Village Management, Outland Denim & H Project, Lemongrass Spa Ecommerce, ONEMETHxMTV, The Body Shop Yogurt Shop, Casca Designs Launch Sneaker Concept

May 17 & 24, 2018: Taiwanese designer Douchanglee moves to Park Royal, Rolls Royce Opens Showroom, Marquess Jewellers Unveiled, Judith & Charles Exit the Mall, Radford Opens in TO, Perverted Ice Cream Hits Robson Street, Rocky Mountain Soap Lathers Up TO with 3 Pop-up’s, Railtown Retail Expansion, Hype City 3 Sneaker Convention, Costco Thorncliffe Ready to Roll, Rockport Files Chapter 11

May 10, 2018: Deciem Secures 3rd Vancouver Store, Chanel Pop-Up in Holt Renfrew, Oakville Pop-up’s, Miniso, Quebec’s Party Expert, Sweet Jesus Coming to Metrotown

April 27, 2018: SSENSE to Open 5-Storey Flagship in Montreal, Old Navy Expands, Assembli Pizza Hits TO, Union Stations’ Cheeky PopUp, Hogan Pharmacy Anti-Pilfering Prescription Vials, Walmart Canada Campaigns to put 10M Meals on Tables, Wicker Emporium Files for Creditor Protection

April 20, 2018: Cocoage for Affluent Gift Givers, Sugarfina Sweetens up Oakridge, Miele in Yorkdale, Luxury Home & Design Show at BC Place to build Italian Piazza, Toys R Us

April 13, 2018: French Connection Downsizes to One, Copper Branch Doubles Store Count, Melissa’s Musts Pop-Up Brings the Haute, New Wellwise Store in Etobicoke, Maje Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Amazing Brentwood Raises Tower, Birks Jewellers Exits Downtown Edmonton

April 5, 2018: Belgian Chocolate Cafe Picks Canada for 1st Location, Escada Exists Edmonton, Holt Renfrew Closes ‘Holts Gourmet,’ Scavolini Opens New Showroom, Saje Natural Wellness Clean Cleaning, Longo’s Kitchen Meal Kits, H&M Premium Outlets Launch

April 1, 2018: Miniso Enters Quebec, Montblanc Closes, Christian Louboutin Opens in Montreal, Change Lingerie Expands, Indochino & New York Yankees, Surmesur Made-to-Measure, Backerhaus Veit Awarded, Kinetic Commercial Retail/Ecommerce, Winners/Homesense Super-Size

March 22, 2018: Mastermind Toys Expanding, Avenue Road Comes to Van, Tesla Partners with CF, Cadillac Fairview Blooms Canada-wide with Annual Flower, Urbanibrands Rolls-Out Vegan NOBLE Jerky, Indochina Looks to Women’s Made-to-Measure

March 16, 2018: Mexx to Re-Enter Canada, Uniqlo Announces Opening Date, Deciem Opens 2nd Vancouver Store, Keep Cool Fans the Fitness Flames with 1st Canada Location, Aritzia Brand Babaton Opens at Square One in Mississauga, CF Richmond Centre Gets Fresh with Le Creuset, Yorkdale Concept Space Launches 5th Iteration with Prom and Party Focus

March 6, 2018: FAO Schwarz to Land in Canada, Shanghai Stationery to Open 1st Location, Holt Renfrew Flagship Renovation Nears Completion, Matt & Nat to Open at CF Sherway Gardens, Reigning Champ Launches Flagship, Squish’s Gourmet Gummies Captivate Southgate Centre

February 25, 2018: Simons Prepares to Open Eco-Store, H&M Sees Gains in Canada, Bluebird Relocation, Hillcrest Mall Taps in Consumer Demand for Payment Options, Retail Investment Straddles 2 Provinces, Indochino Excels at Following Their Designs, Heidi Sopinka Takes Off as New Novel Debuts