Opinion on Retailing in Canada

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Waitrose is extending its international brand reach with new stores and increasing exports

Waitrose has expanded its store portfolio with outlet openings in Jersey and Bahrain during February, with four further Channel Islands stores soon to follow. Meanwhile, the retailer will continue to extend its brand equity in 2011 through the distribution of its own brand products in the US and Canada, as it maintains a two-pronged international development strategy.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Feb 2011
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Starbucks: ditching Kraft to take direct control of distribution

After a 12-year partnership, Starbucks has accused Kraft of failing to properly market its products and consequently damaging its brand. As a result, Starbucks wishes to end the deal that allows Kraft to sell the chain's packaged coffee in grocery stores. Kraft's attempts at arbitration will only prolong a dispute that will inevitably see Starbucks taking strategic control of its brands.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Dec 2010
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Consumers see more retail closures as inevitable

Research conducted as part of Datamonitor's Recession & Recovery program has revealed that consumers believe the shape of the retail landscape across Australia, Canada, the UK and the US will undergo further upheaval before the current economic downturn is over. The shared belief that many more stores will close before the economy improves has implications for both retail and commercial property.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jun 2009
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French Connection: still much work to do

French Connection suffered another disappointing year in 2007, with group sales and profit before tax down 2.2% and 22.5%, respectively. Although French Connection still has work to do on its proposition, with the retailer struggling to reposition the business and improve its fashion credentials, progress is clear. However, in a tough retail climate, regaining momentum will be an arduous task.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2008
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Abercrombie & Fitch: will it be another Gap story?

US casualwear brand Abercrombie & Fitch opened its first store outside North America on March 22 in London. The company plans to open flagship stores in other European cities, as well as in Japan, as it grows into a global brand. The question is whether it will achieve success with its typically American style or end up with Gap's core problem - being unable to adapt to different markets.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Mar 2007
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Limited Brands: spreading its wings

Limited Brands has rarely ventured outside of the US, despite in-country acquisitions throughout its history. However, the La Senza acquisition gives the company access to international markets which it can use to expand its reach and to learn about retailing overseas, possibly leading to launches of its existing brands at a later date.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Nov 2006
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Wal-Mart: the state of the union

An outlet in Quebec, Canada has become one of the first Wal-Mart [WMT] stores in North America to obtain union certification. Famous for its low prices and infamous for its lower wages, Wal-Mart has long opposed such a move. In light of recent negative publicity, however, resisting unionization could create more woes for the retail giant.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Aug 2004
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Roots: branching out from Canada

Published By Datamonitor
16 Oct 2001

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