Central/Eastern Canada News

Ottawa's mid-tier malls face adapt-or-die retail landscape | Ottawa Business Journal

With Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre set to be totally rebuilt, OBJ looks at whether community retail plazas still have staying power in a world of e-commerce and changing consumer buying habits

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RETALES: Big brands coming to HRM after 2018 exodus | Halifax Chronicle Herald

The last few years have been rough for national and international brands with major names like Sears collapsing, but 2019 is shaping up to be a rebound year for chains in metro.

Canadian chains Bowring and Bombay Company said goodbye at the end of 2018 and even the start of 2019 began with children’s clothier Gymboree, and Payless Shoe Source both ceasing operations.

Recent activity, however, has seen brands coming to the Halifax market for the first time. This fall, Nespresso will be bringing a kiosk selling its pod coffee system to Halifax Shopping Centre. International sports clothing brands Columbia Sportswear and Under Armour are both in the process of opening stores in Dartmouth Crossing...

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Toronto woman who sold counterfeit handbags must pay Dior, Louis Vuitton | CBC News

A woman who sold counterfeit luxury handbags and apparel out of a home in the Toronto area won't receive a trial and must pay damages to Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and other well-known brands, a federal court ruled.

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Pop-Up event seeks feedback on potential Valois Village improvements

The Table Quartier Sud de l’Ouest-de-l’Île is hosting a Pop-Up Event to gather public feedback about improvements to Valois Village.

montrealgazette.com

Nipissing First Nation resident granted cannabis retail licence

The province of Ontario has so far authorized eight First Nations communities to sell cannabis, including Nipissing First Nation (NFN), and NFN has now chosen a member to helm its first pot shop.

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