Our Article of the Day:

Innovative Portuguese Retail Concept Expands into Canada with 1st Store

The footwear brand features extensive customization possibilities. Its first Canadian location just opened, and there are plans for more.

Top Stories - National:

-Indigo and HMV: Why one triumphed and the other is folding (Financial Post)

-Canada Goose Inc said to file confidentially for dual-listed IPO in New York and Toronto (Financial Post)

-Canadian Tire website breached, consumer accounts in question (Global News)

-HMV rewards members dismayed to learn all their points are now worthless (CBC) and Colby Cosh: So farewell then, HMV. Don’t let the door to hell hit you in the bum (National Post)

-Buyer beware: Why food fraud is on the rise in Canada (CTV)

-Gildan Announces Completion of Acquisition of American Apparel (Benzinga)

-Ivanka Trump boycott continues; Donald Trump comments on Twitter (GlobalNews.ca)

-Millennials tapped to drive A&W expansion (Toronto Star)

-Shopify CEO justifies support of Breitbart, cites free speech (Ottawa Sun)

Canadian News - Regional:

Central Canada: ON/QC/Maritimes

-Toronto's iconic Honest Ed's sign to be saved (Globe & Mail) and -Honest Ed's farewell party is final chance to visit Toronto landmark (Inside Toronto)

-New stores abound on Île Perrot (Montreal Gazette)

-New stores expected to revitalize Kirkland's RioCan Shopping Centre (Global)

-Tokyo Smoke acquires Van der Pop, Seattle's preeminent female-focused cannabis lifestyle brand (MarketWired)

-Peace Collective Named Official Merchandise Partner of the 2017 JUNO Awards (Broadway World)

-What You Didn't Know About Dixie Outlet Mall (Toronto.com)

-Bridal store robbed at knifepoint (Hamilton: CBC)

Western Canada: BC/AB/SK/MB

-New Zealand, EU protest BC wine in grocery stores (Business in Vancouver)

-Canada Post building redevelopment in downtown Vancouver passes heritage test (Will include substantial retail: Straight.com)

-Italian Bakery rebuilds and expands after 2016 blaze (Edmonton Examiner)

-Saskatoon small businesses squeezed out by big-name competitors (Western Investor)

-Victoria Park redevelopment plan to be revealed in June (Calgary: CBC)

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-Retail Thought Leadership Conference, March 10

-Innovative 3D Store Tour Camera Technology Launches for Retailers

-Arc’teryx Launching Innovative Store Concept as it Continues Retail Expansion

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