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  • MONTREAL STYLE Holt Renfrew is Canada’s leading luxury shopping experience with premier designers for women’s and men’s clothing, accessories, shoes and beauty.  There you’ll find some of our favorite brands and best of all, as this reflection demonstrates, the best shopping in Montreal is only moments from Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile. 
    Holt Renfrew makes plans to expand its downtown Vancouver location

    Holt Renfrew is staking a bigger claim on the streets of downtown Vancouver with plans to expand its existing store just as competition heats up in the luxury goods market.

    MONTREAL STYLE Holt Renfrew is Canada’s leading luxury shopping experience with premier designers for women’s and men’s clothing, accessories, shoes and beauty.  There you’ll find some of our favorite brands and best of all, as this reflection demonstrates, the best shopping in Montreal is only moments from Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile. 

    Holt Renfrew is staking a bigger claim on the streets of downtown Vancouver with plans to expand its existing store just as competition heats up in the luxury goods market.

  • People walk past the main Sears store in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia
    Sears Canada to carry new line of Wayne Gretzky clothing in exclusive deal

    TORONTO - Sears Canada says it will carry a new line of Wayne Gretzky menswear in an exclusive partnership with the Canadian hockey star.

    People walk past the main Sears store in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia

    TORONTO - Sears Canada says it will carry a new line of Wayne Gretzky menswear in an exclusive partnership with the Canadian hockey star.

  • The American Apparel factory headquarters is pictured in Los Angeles, California
    Two shareholders sue American Apparel over CEO's ouster

    Some shareholders, including Charney, who voted at an annual meeting on June 18 last year were not aware the CEO was under investigation for misconduct, which amounted to a proxy fraud as he was suspended …

    The American Apparel factory headquarters is pictured in Los Angeles, California

    Some shareholders, including Charney, who voted at an annual meeting on June 18 last year were not aware the CEO was under investigation for misconduct, which amounted to a proxy fraud as he was suspended later that day, complainants Jan Hubner and Eric Ribner alleged in the petition. Hubner and Ribner cited information …

  • Sears Canada looking for more ways to cut costs to reflect lower revenue level

    TORONTO - Sears Canada is looking to strip more expenses from its operations this year as it lumbers ahead with a turnaround plan.

    Sears Canada looking for more ways to cut costs to reflect lower revenue level

    TORONTO - Sears Canada is looking to strip more expenses from its operations this year as it lumbers ahead with a turnaround plan.

  • Online store merger prods luxury goods makers toward Internet

    The merger of the world's two biggest online fashion stores, Net-a-Porter (NAP) and Yoox, sends a warning to luxury brands to embrace the Internet with more vim after years of resistance.

    People stroll past Prada's fashion store in downtown Milan

    The merger of the world's two biggest online fashion stores, Net-a-Porter (NAP) and Yoox, sends a warning to luxury brands to embrace the Internet with more vim after years of resistance.

  • Tesco suffers record annual loss of US$8.5 billion

    Tesco (TSCO.L) revealed the cost of its spectacular decline on Wednesday with an annual loss of 6.4 billion pounds ($9.5 billion), one of the biggest in British corporate history, and warned investors …

    A man pushes a pram past a Tesco supermarket near Altrincham, northern England

    Tesco (TSCO.L) revealed the cost of its spectacular decline on Wednesday with an annual loss of 6.4 billion pounds ($9.5 billion), one of the biggest in British corporate history, and warned investors there could be more pain to come. It reported a near 60 percent drop in 2014/15 trading profit and said it may struggle …

  • SEC's stock market reform club locks out retail brokers

    By John McCrank NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is convening a group of financial industry veterans for the first time next month to consider stock market reforms, but …

    To match Special Report SEC/INVESTIGATIONS

    By John McCrank NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is convening a group of financial industry veterans for the first time next month to consider stock market reforms, but one group will be conspicuously absent: retail brokerages. The SEC's 17-member Market Structure Advisory Committee includes …

  • Deutsche faces tough task paring back retail, investment banking

    Deutsche Bank faces a long and costly battle, analysts say, to sell Postbank and pare investment banking, the new strategic goals it outlined late on Friday. Deutsche will face an especially difficult …

    A Deutche Post sign stands in front of the Bonn Post Tower in Bonn

    Deutsche Bank faces a long and costly battle, analysts say, to sell Postbank and pare investment banking, the new strategic goals it outlined late on Friday. Deutsche will face an especially difficult challenge in selling off Postbank without having to post losses. “We're worried about jobs at Postbank,” Carsten Schneider, …

  • Starbucks: Computer outage fixed that disrupted sales in US, Canada

    SEATTLE - A computer outage hit thousands of Starbucks stores Friday, and some gave away free drinks before many closed early to the dismay of caffeine-craving patrons.

    Starbucks: Computer outage fixed that disrupted sales in US, Canada; stores to reopen Saturday

    SEATTLE - A computer outage hit thousands of Starbucks stores Friday, and some gave away free drinks before many closed early to the dismay of caffeine-craving patrons.

  • Auto Sales Rise, but Core Retail Sales Remain Subdued in March

    The cold weather is gone, but shoppers have not come out to shop. Advance estimates of retail sales showed retail sales rose 0.9% in March from a month ago.

    The cold weather is gone, but shoppers have not come out to shop. Advance estimates of retail sales showed retail sales rose 0.9% in March from a month ago.

  • This mega McDonald's bill came to $890

    Spending $10 at McDonald's will buy a fast food feast. Shelling out $890.80? That will get you a "Big Max."

    This mega McDonald's bill came to $890

    Spending $10 at McDonald's will buy a fast food feast. Shelling out $890.80? That will get you a "Big Max."

  • McDonald’s Earnings per Share Decline 16.5% in 1Q15

    In this quarterly overview, we’ll take a look at the earnings as well as the strategic changes and new tactics that McDonald’s management discussed during the earnings call.

    In this quarterly overview, we’ll take a look at the earnings as well as the strategic changes and new tactics that McDonald’s management discussed during the earnings call.

  • McDonald’s Same-Store Sales Growth Continues Slide in 1Q15

    The APMEA market experienced the biggest decline. Same-store sales growth was dragged down by markets in Japan and China, which experienced a decline of 32.3% and 4.8%, respectively.

    The APMEA market experienced the biggest decline. Same-store sales growth was dragged down by markets in Japan and China, which experienced a decline of 32.3% and 4.8%, respectively.

  • What could McDonald's do to win back customers?

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - When it comes to McDonald's, everyone seems to have an opinion about what the company needs to do differently.

    What could McDonald's do to win back customers? A look at some suggestions

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - When it comes to McDonald's, everyone seems to have an opinion about what the company needs to do differently.

  • What a trip to Ikea reveals about your relationship

    Ikea can be an important indicator of whether a...

    Have You Had an IKEA Meltdown?

    Ikea can be an important indicator of whether a...

  • Invisible shopping centers? Retail's new reality

    Forget building new stores. Retailers are using invisible shopping centers and other "augmented reality" to boost sales.

    Invisible shopping centers? Retail's new reality

    Forget building new stores. Retailers are using invisible shopping centers and other "augmented reality" to boost sales.

  • Starbucks' strong results quash growth woes, shares rise

    Starbucks, which is expanding its menus with food, beer and wine, tea drinks and fruit and vegetable smoothies, plans to begin offering delivery service in New York City and Seattle this year. Sales at …

    File photo of a Starbucks cafe in Los Angeles

    Starbucks, which is expanding its menus with food, beer and wine, tea drinks and fruit and vegetable smoothies, plans to begin offering delivery service in New York City and Seattle this year. Sales at Starbucks shops open at least 13 months were up 7 percent in the Americas region for the fiscal second quarter ended March …

  • The Bearish Numbers in March’s Retail Sales Report

    US retail sales were down in four out of the thirteen reporting categories in March 2015. Gasoline sales were hit hardest.

    US retail sales were down in four out of the thirteen reporting categories in March 2015. Gasoline sales were hit hardest.