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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)







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    Why Costco Wins Globally Where Many Falter

    This year Costco will expand their presence in the United Kingdom, Japan and Spain. This membership format has found appeal in many foreign countries, and I see more success ahead.

    There are now 674 Costco warehouse clubs in operation globally–475 in the United States and 199 units outside the U.S. as follows:

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    Canada playing catch up in digital marketplaces

    A dominant digital force in China, online shopping “marketplaces” are picking up speed in the United States and are now starting to take hold in Canada.

    From to and, these online supersites are something like cybermalls, aimed at providing retailers and other sellers in Canada with a wider customer base than they would attract on their own.

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    Ashley Furniture HomeStore to Open Multiple Canadian Locations

    Canada could soon see substantially more Ashley Furniture HomeStores. Winnipeg-basedDufresne Group plans to open as many as 16 Ashley locations in Ontario and Alberta over the next few years. We spoke with its Canadian broker to learn more about Ashley's real estate requirements.

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    Walmart Canada debuts grocery pickup service in Ottawa

    Walmart Canada is launching a grocery pickup service for online orders at 11 Ottawa area stores.

    The mass merchant said Friday that it has hired a team of dedicated grocery shoppers to hand pick perishable and non perishable grocery items such as meat and fruit for consumers who place online orders at the participating locations on

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