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Edmonton International Airport Mall to open in May with Nike, H&M and Forever 21 stores

Edmonton's newest outlet mall is expected to open in May but based on their newly announced tenant list a retail expert thinks they'll have tough competition. Craig Patterson, director of applied research at the University of Alberta school of retailing, said most of the retailers on the mall's tenant list already have stores in the city.

He said he expected to see retailers new to Edmonton to help draw shoppers to the outlet mall. Without that, he said, deep discounts would seem to be the only way to draw crowds to the new mall.

"That's the only way I would actually see people actually making the trip all the way out there," he said. "It isn't a convenient location in the centre of the city. It's located out on a highway toward Calgary, and much closer to Leduc.

cbc.ca

Island grocers collaborate on new local food awareness initiative - Campbell River Mirror

The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance today launches a new initiative aimed at increasing the strength of the local food economy.

campbellrivermirror.com

Calgary Cycle Announces Grand Opening Sale & Celebration - Pinkbike

Calgary Cycle is celebrating their grand opening this weekend. Everyone in attendance will be entered to win a bike from Scott and the first 100 shoppers will get a gift bag.

pinkbike.com

Five questions with Michael Kehoe

Retail real estate is in a state of transition in Calgary, but there is still plenty of potential

calgarysbusiness.ca

Town, city propose amending zoning bylaws for cannabis sites

The Town of Battleford and the City of North Battleford are starting to put plans in place to amend their zoning bylaws to prepare for the national legalization of cannabis expected this summer.

battlefordsnow.com