"Vancouver can hold its own against many of these," Retail Insider editor-in-chief Craig Patterson told CTV News.
"You'll see higher sales than you would in cities like Chicago."
Experts say the majority of big spenders are of Chinese descent, and in many stores, sales staff must speak Cantonese or Mandarin.
"They'll close the store down for that shopper. They'll spend $250,000 in an hour or two," Patterson said.
A massive new entertainment complex planned for Winnipeg should make malls and other retail centres take notice, says a University of Manitoba professor.
Earlier this month, H&M announced the opening its new Regina-based location, the first in Saskatchewan
Butter. Hundreds of pounds of real, creamy butter. That’s what makes his savoury and sugar pies stand out from the rest, Port Coquitlam chef Enrick Gagnon says.
As retail tenancy announcements are made, we tour Wexford Developments' Raymond Block before its expected September occupancy.
Calgary-based retail operators hope to have 200 staff by the end of summer