Merchants are struggling to make gains in a highly competitive pre-holiday period
Dec 05, 2013
Entry of U.S. chains such as Target and expansion by Wal-Mart are increasing the competition in the retail sector and spurring price reductions
Dec 04, 2013
Stiff competition and penny-pinching consumers are likely to cause some bottom line indigestion, a study suggests
Dec 02, 2013
The jury is still out on whether the promotional weekend will help spur more sales for retailers in the make-or-break holiday period.
Nov 29, 2013
More Canadian retailers applying the delicate art of negotiating loss leaders with suppliers in order to lure customers
Nov 28, 2013
A recession shopping measure has turned into the start of holiday shopping season for Canadian retailers
Nov 28, 2013
Richard Baker jumps out of his chauffeur-driven SUV in front of the Hudson’s Bay store at Bloor and Yonge Streets in Toronto. He takes one look at the concrete-encrusted building and deems it “ugly.” Baker, the majority owner of Hudson’s Bay Co. ...
Nov 27, 2013
Struggling retailer continues to cut costs and sell off assets
Nov 26, 2013
The department store chain is having trouble finding a buyer, revealing that a country with a population of 35 million may not be so attractive for American retailers
Nov 25, 2013
The CEO says he isn’t a man of luxury or a man of conflict. But his high-fashion look and recent boardroom battle scars tell a different story
Nov 22, 2013
Marina Strauss covers retailing for The Globe and Mail's Report on Business. She follows a wide range of topics in the sector, from the fallout of foreign retailers invading Canada to how a merchant such as the Swedish Ikea gets its mojo.
Marina Strauss covers retailing for The Globe and Mail's Report on Business. She follows a wide range of topics in the sector, from the fallout of foreign retailers invading Canada to how a merchant such as the Swedish Ikea gets its mojo. She has probed the rise and fall (and revival efforts) of Loblaw Cos., Hudson's Bay and others. She has also covered marketing, consumer products, the professions, legal affairs and city hall; she has worked in Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver. She got her start at The Gazette in Montreal.