CANADA: RONA’s Longueuil store first to adopt new store model

Boucherville, QC, 2017-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada, one of Canada’s leading home improvement company, has set out to make RONA the #1 banner in the building centre market (small to medium stores, also known as “proximity stores”) in the country. This segment currently accounts for close to half of Canada’s home improvement […]

Lowe’s Canada to fill up more than 130 permanent positions for its new store in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Job Fair slated for November 9th and 10th in anticipation of new Lowe’s store opening in early 2018 Boucherville, QC, 2017-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its ongoing growth in Canada, Lowe’s Canada has announced hiring plans for its new Lowe’s store in Winnipeg, Manitoba, slated to open in early 2018. Located […]

CANADA: Giant Tiger to open new store in Bedford, Nova Scotia on Saturday, October 21

Celebrate fun and savings for the whole family OTTAWA, Canada, 2017-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Tiger will celebrate the official opening of a new store in Bedford, Nova Scotia, on Saturday, October 21. The brand new 24,000 square foot Giant Tiger will be located at 1658 Bedford Highway. Giant Tiger stores are stocked with affordable, […]

RILA comments on reports of Canada and Mexico’s rejection of proposals made during NAFTA renegotiations

Arlington , VA, 2017-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (10/17/2017), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America’s most recognized and innovative retail brands, issued the following statement reacting to reports of Canada and Mexico’s rejection of proposals made during the most recent round of NAFTA renegotiations: “Simply put, we cannot […]

Toys“R”Us, Inc. Files Voluntary Chapter 11 Petitions in U.S. and Intends to Seek Protection under CCAA in Canada

Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us Stores and Web Stores across the World are Open and Continuing to Provide World-Class Experiences for Customers Restructuring Process Expected to Enhance Financial Flexibility for Investments in Growth Initiatives Company Receives Commitment of Over $3.0 Billion in Debtor-in-Possession Financing to Support Operations WAYNE, NJ, 2017-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. (“the Company”) today […]

Lowe’s Canada opens new RONA store in Carignan, Quebec

Boucherville, Quebec, 2017-Aug-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada announced today (August 3, 2017) the official opening of a new RONA store in Carignan, Quebec. Located at 2395 Chambly Road, this is the 9th RONA store to open in Canada since the beginning of 2017, consolidating the expansion of the RONA brand in Canada. This […]

CANADA: RONA Home and Garden stores at Crowfoot (AB) and Kitchener (ON) to convert to the Lowe’s banner by the end of 2017

Boucherville, Quebec, 2017-Jul-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada announced today (July 24, 2017) that the RONA Home and Garden stores located respectively at 90 Crowfoot Way NW, Calgary, and 730 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, will convert to the Lowe’s banner. Both locations will undergo an extensive renovation and re-merchandising of the existing store which […]

L’entrepôt RONA in Sherbrooke to undergo major renovation and remerchandising project to become the 22nd Réno-Dépôt store in Canada

Boucherville, Quebec, 2017-Jul-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada announced today (July 27, 2017) that the L’entrepôt RONA located at 3400 Portland Boulevard in Sherbrooke will be converted to the Réno-Dépôt banner. The store will undergo a major renovation and remerchandising project and consequently become the 22nd Réno-Dépôt store in Canada. “Our analysis of the […]

Lowe’s Canada teams up with Canadian Red Cross to aid victims of the wildfires in British Columbia

Boucherville, Quebec, 2017-Jul-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Using its vast network of Lowe’s, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, Marcil, Dick’s Lumber and Ace stores across the country, Lowe’s Canada announces the launch of a national campaign, in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, to aid victims of the wildfires currently raging in British Columbia. Beginning today, customers […]

PetSmart opened 18 new stores in the U.S. and Canada in the first quarter of 2017

Phoenix, 2017-Jul-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. today ( July 10, 2017 ) announced it has opened 18 new stores in the U.S. and Canada for the fiscal quarter ending May 1, 2017. The company opened 70 net new stores in 2016 and expects to open more than this number in fiscal year 2017. […]

Lowe’s Canada takes part in Habitat for Humanity Canada’s biggest build project ever

Boucherville, Quebec, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada will be part of Habitat for Humanity Canada’s biggest build project ever. Habitat for Humanity’s 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will be taking place in every province and territory across Canada with a goal to collectively build 150 homes to mark Canada’s 150th […]

Lowe’s Canada announces the opening of new RONA Matériaux Pont-Masson store in Casselman

Boucherville, Quebec, 2017-Jun-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada is proud to announce the opening of the fifth store belonging to its affiliate dealer RONA Matériaux Pont-Masson, located at 8 Racine Street in Casselman, Ontario. With this store, the team at RONA Matériaux Pont-Masson wishes to better serve the region of Ottawa and Eastern […]

The new model of Lowe’s stores opens in Canada

Boucherville, Quebec, 2017-Jun-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (June 22, 2017), Lowe’s Canada opened its first store under the new model of Lowe’s stores in Canada which offers an enhanced shopping experience. The store, located at 9603 165 Ave NW in Edmonton was converted from the former RONA Home and Garden, and was designed by […]

Co-op Community Spaces Program to support community-based projects across Canada with increased funding of $2 million

Saskatoon, SK, 2017-Jun-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — In 2017, Canadians will celebrate the places and people that bring communities together — and Co-op is joining the party. Donations totaling $2 million from the Co-op Community Spaces Program will support 27 community-based recreation, conservation and urban agriculture projects across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. […]

Starbucks celebrates journey in Canada over the past 30 years

Starbucks celebrates journey in Canada over the past 30 years   Seattle, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Starbucks first store in Canada opened its doors for the first time on March 1, 1987, its success was anything but assured. “In Seattle, we were well established, everybody knew us whether they drank our coffee […]

PetSmart opened 30 stores across the U.S. and Canada in Q4 2016

Phoenix, 2017-Apr-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. today (April 12, 2017) announced it has opened 30 stores across the U.S. and Canada for the quarter ending January 29, 2017. This adds to the 43 new stores opened in the first three quarters, bringing the total number for fiscal year 2016 to 73 new […]

CANADA: Giant Tiger Stores to open second location in Brampton

OTTAWA, 2017-Apr-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Tiger Stores Limited is pleased to announce the opening of a second location in Brampton. This new store will be located at 499 Main Street South and will occupy approximately 25,000 square feet of retail space. It is scheduled to open on November 4, 2017. “We are […]

CANADA: Giant Tiger to open its newest location in Nova Scotia on October 21, 2017

OTTAWA, 2017-Apr-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Tiger Stores Limited is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location in Nova Scotia. This new store in Bedford will be located at 1658 Bedford Highway and will occupy approximately 23,500 square feet of retail space. It is scheduled to open on October 21, 2017. […]

CANADA: Giant Tiger to open second location in Mississauga on November 4, 2017

CANADA: Giant Tiger to open second location in Mississauga on November 4, 2017   OTTAWA, 2017-Apr-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Tiger Stores Limited is pleased to announce the opening of a second location in Mississauga. This new store will be located at 1131 Dundas Street West and will occupy approximately 27,300 square feet […]

Lowe’s Canada introduces on-demand virtual reality skills clinic — Holoroom How To

Preliminary studies by Lowe’s Innovation Labs reveal multi-sensory virtual reality can increase engagement and retention in home improvement education Boucherville (Québec), 2017-Apr-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada is proud to introduce Holoroom How To, an on-demand virtual reality skills clinic and the latest iteration of Lowe’s Innovation Labs’ Holoroom experience, their immersive design […]

Starbucks® launches Blonde® Espresso Roast in Canada

Starbucks® launches Blonde® Espresso Roast in Canada   Seattle, 2017-Feb-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Since 1975, the signature Starbucks® Espresso Roast has been at the heart of Starbucks® handcrafted espresso beverages, known for its intense, caramelly flavor. Starting today (February 15) customers in Canada can experience a new twist on classic beverages with Starbucks® Blonde® Espresso Roast […]

PetSmart Charities issued more than $11 million in grants to fund no-cost or low-cost spay and neuter surgeries across the United States and Canada

Grants will help facilitate more than 200,000 spay and neuter surgeries in local communities  across North America to proactively prevent unplanned litters and reduce pet homelessness PHOENIX, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pet overpopulation is a serious issue, but there are solutions.  February is National Spay and Neuter Awareness Month, and leaders in the animal […]

Nordstrom announces the appointment of Michelle Haggard as VP, regional manager for Canada

Seattle, 2017-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom, Inc. today (January 9, 2017) announced that Michelle Haggard will take on the role of vice president, regional manager for Canada. Karen McKibbin, who previously served as president, Nordstrom Canada, has taken on a new leadership role in the company as president, Nordstrom Rack. “Over the past four […]

PetSmart opened 20 stores across the U.S. and Canada in third quarter

Phoenix, 2016-Dec-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. today (Dec. 14, 2016) announced it has opened 20 stores across the U.S. and Canada for the quarter ending October 31, 2016. This adds to the 23 new stores opened in the first and second quarters, bringing the total number for the year to 43 new […]

CANADA: Whole Foods Market opens at Victoria, British Columbia

Store features dozens of ‘Island Local’ products, in-store venues run by Victoria-based restaurateurs and 141 team members hired from Vancouver Island VICTORIA, British Columbia, 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ —Whole Foods Market, the world’s leading natural and organic grocer, will open Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Victoria, British Columbia. The 40,000-square-foot store is located in the […]

Starbucks will be the first retailer in Canada to offer Nitro Cold Brew at scale

Starbucks will be the first retailer in Canada to offer Nitro Cold Brew at scale   Canada, 2016-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Canada has announced that Brookfield Place in Toronto is the first location to launch Nitro Cold Brew, with more locations to come across Canada over the next several months. Following the roll out, […]

PetSmart announces that it has opened 11 new stores in the U.S. and Canada in Q2 2016

Phoenix, 2016-Oct-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. today (Oct. 4, 2016) announced that it has opened 11 new stores in the U.S. and Canada for the quarter ending August 1, 2016. This adds to the 12 new stores opened in the first quarter of the year, bringing the total for the year to 23. […]

RFG Canada Inc. recalls meat and poultry pizza products imported from Canada without benefit of Import Inspection

WASHINGTON, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — RFG Canada Inc., a Toronto, Ontario establishment, is recalling approximately 1,250 pounds of meat and poultry pizza products imported from Canada and not presented to FSIS for re-inspection upon entry to the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today (Sept. […]

Melanie Teed-Murch named President, Toys“R”Us, Canada

Melanie Teed-Murch named President, Toys“R”Us, Canada   WAYNE, NJ and CONCORD, Ontario, 2016-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc., the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, today (August 29, 2016) announced the appointment of Melanie Teed-Murch as President, Toys“R”Us, Canada, effective September 1. In addition to overseeing the operations and business activities for the […]

Whole Foods Market stores in Canada launch Apple Pay

AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-Aug-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market stores in Canada are now offering Apple Pay, a service that enables shoppers to make mobile payments with an iPhone. “Our customers are going to love the convenience of Apple Pay, which will bring a faster, easier, more secure and private way to make purchases […]