Western Canada: BC/AB/SK/MB

Is Alberni Street turning into Vancouver's Rodeo Drive?

"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.


Future of retail? Cineplex to open entertainment centre at Winnipeg's Seasons of Tuxedo

A massive new entertainment complex planned for Winnipeg should make malls and other retail centres take notice, says a University of Manitoba professor.


Regina’s Cornwall Centre prepares for grand opening of H&M

Earlier this month, H&M announced the opening its new Regina-based location, the first in Saskatchewan


Pie chef 'inspired' by French-Canadian family recipies

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.


Raymond Block on Whyte Tops Off, Announces Retail Tenants (including Miniso)

As retail tenancy announcements are made, we tour Wexford Developments' Raymond Block before its expected September occupancy.


NewLeaf Cannabis seeks 22 retail outlets across Alberta

Calgary-based retail operators hope to have 200 staff by the end of summer