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    Target announces Starbucks as coffee retailer for Canadian stores (Starbucks Newsroom)

    Loblaws launching loyalty program to coincide with Target entry (Globe and Mail)

    Zellers reviews options for outlets ‘left behind’ (Globe and Mail)

    Canadian malls are the Target of expansion(Montreal Gazette)

    Sobeys and Target: a winning combination (Financial Post)

    Target’s rejected sites in high demand by rival retailers (Globe & Mail)

    Walmart, Canadian Tire in Target's crosshairs (Financial Post)

    What we can expect: Tony Fisher talks about Target Canada (Financial Post)

    Target’s Canadian foray hits cost hurdle (Globe & Mail)

    Announcement of which Zellers are to convert coming by end of May? CTV

    "Death of Canadian retail greatly exaggerated" Rona CEO (Financial Post

    Impact on Canadian Tire (Financial Post)

    Canadian Retail Industry Viewpoints (Profit Magazine)







    In the retail & shopping centre domain our breadth of experience is among the best in Canada. We have worked on landmark projects around the world using Big Data. We integrate our results with your internal processes to allow for ongoing analytics by you and your team.

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    Whole Foods cooking up cloud-based retail management system

    With this partnership, Whole Foods is betting on insights gleaned from advanced data analytics to counter encroachment by mainstream retailers on its organic-products niche.

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    RioCan REIT snaps up Kimco’s Canadian properties

    The deal breaks down as RioCan (REI.UN-T) seizing on the opportunity to buy a big block of assets while U.S.-based Kimco (KIM-N) is likely looking at current highs as a good point to exit Canada.

    “It is an exceptionally rare opportunity to acquire a selection of properties from a portfolio of this scale that can be easily absorbed by the Trust,” RioCan CEO Edward Sonshine said in a statement. “This acquisition improves RioCan’s Canadian portfolio by increasing the concentration of the trust’s portfolio located in Canada’s six largest markets, most notably in the Greater Toronto Area.”

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    Why Competitors Must Take Nordstrom Seriously in Canada

    On Friday, September 18, Nordstrom opened its first Canadian flagship location. The 230,000 square foot Vancouver CF Pacific Centre store features substantially more luxury brands and amenities than its first two Canadian locations. Experts are now saying that Nordstrom's heightened luxury experience in Canada could result in a meaningful shift in Vancouver luxury market share to Nordstorm, and we discussed the topic with two of Canada's top retail experts.

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    T.M.R. approves plans for $1.7B Royalmount mall project

    Town of Mount Royal approved plans Monday night to build a mega mall where the Décarie Expressway meets the Metropolitan Autoroute, clearing the way for the $1.7-billion project.

    T.M.R.’s council vote doesn’t mean the project is a fait accompli, however, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre said Tuesday. The city’s standing committee on economic development is studying the issue and the final say rests with the agglomeration council, which oversees traffic management on the island of Montreal.

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