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.