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July 9, 2014

Sobeys is leveraging social media to drive Canadian shoppers to its stores. The operator of retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods and Lawton's Drug Stores has enlisted Chef Jamie Oliver for the campaign.

June 20, 2014

The company behind leading sporting goods brands Bauer and Easton went public on January 19, offering sports enthusiasts and investors an opportunity to get in the game.

January 29, 2014

Target plans to carry on its Canadian expansion this year with nine additional stores, the majority of which will open in Ontario, although the retailer plans to open single stores in Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta and B.C.

September 30, 2013

The Walmart Foundation has appointed Kathleen McLaughlin as its president, effective Oct. 15. In addition to leading corporate giving, she will have responsibility for the company's global sustainability, women's economic empowerment initiatives and healthier food initiatives.

September 12, 2013

Hudson's Bay Company's second quarter was characterized by strong same store sales growth at Hudson’s Bay and rising e-commerce sales, which were partially offset by a decline in same store sales at Lord & Taylor.

August 16, 2013

Terminix has entered the Canadian pest control market with the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Toronto-based Magical Pest Control. It is the first Canadian asset acquisition for the company.

July 31, 2013

The focus of retail analysts will be squarely on Target later this year when the company hosts an investor conference in Toronto on October 30. It will be the company’s first such event since entering the market and by the fall the company should have all of its 124 planned stores open and ready to roll for Christmas. For more details and to add to your calendar, click here.

July 19, 2013

It is easy to see why Loblaw wanted to acquire Canada’s Shoppers Drug Mart following the release of second quarter results that highlight attractive growth prospects.

July 15, 2013

Loblaw has entered into a definitive agreement with Shoppers Drug Mart under which Loblaw will acquire Shoppers Drug Mart for C$12.4 billion in cash and stock.

June 12, 2013

A same-store sales decline at Lord & Taylor was not enough to keep Hudson's Bay Company first quarter results for the period ended May 4 in the cold, thanks to strong same-store sales growth at Hudson's Bay.

May 29, 2013

Loft will open four new store locations in Ontario, Canada, following the retailer's initial foray into the Great White North late last year at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto.

May 1, 2013

Toronto native Sarah Stevenson won a design contest this week and with it the right to design a collection of a dozen pieces that will be featured in Target’s Canadian stores.

May 1, 2013

Toronto native Sarah Stevenson won a design contest this week and with it the right to design a collection of a dozen pieces that will be featured in Target’s Canadian stores.

April 23, 2013

U.S.-based specialty retail apparel chain Express has completed its move to parity pricing, in an effort to grow its customer base in the Canadian market.

April 4, 2013

A March 2013 study by Kantar Retail indicates that Walmart Canada and Target Canada are very competitively positioned from a basket price perspective.

March 13, 2013

Target Canada has announced its first entertainment sponsorship with three-time Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Michael Bublé.

February 20, 2013

Retailing Today's sister publication, Chain Store Age has awarded Simons, Canada’s eclectic and fashion-forward department store retailer, top honors in its 31st annual Retail Store of the Year design competition.

February 5, 2013

Canadian consumers eager to get their hands on a Target loyalty card can now apply for one.

February 1, 2013

The Home Depot Canada has joined other Canadian retailers in complying with the government's planned phase out of the penny.

January 30, 2013

Most retailers in Canada are ready for a phase-out of one-cent coins, a national retailing trade group said Wednesday.

November 14, 2012

Target Corp. announced it is pursuing Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification for all Canadian stores opening in 2013.

September 13, 2012

Target is bringing its REDcard Rewards program to Canada. The company announced that its Canadian customers will receive an additional 5% off every day when shopping at Target with its REDcard products, which include the Target Debit Card and Target RBC MasterCard.

May 29, 2012

Ann Inc. announced that it will open two stores in Toronto, in fall 2012, marking the apparel retailer’s first foray outside the United States

May 22, 2012

Sears Canada has named Don Ross to its board of directors, effective immediately. Ross is a partner at a prominent law firm in Toronto and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the New York State Bar Association, and the Canadian, American and International Bar Associations.

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