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Kit & Ace, the new retail venture from the son of Lululemon Athletica Inc founder, has been resounding success

When John James “JJ” Wilson was growing up, family dinner-table conversation turned most nights to retail and fashion.

Indeed, the son of Lululemon Athletica Inc. founder Chip Wilson spent so much time as a teen after school and on weekends at the yoga retailer’s flagship Vancouver store that he began routinely calling his father by his first name, a convention that persists today. 968 more words

Entrepreneur

Lego not just for kids anymore: After-hours parties and speed-building competitions cater to toy's older fans

Crossing back into Canada from the U.S. with a car full of nondescript boxes, Simon Liu, an IT professional from Toronto, was curtly told to proceed to secondary inspection. 747 more words

News

Worth the Risk?

Haverty’s furniture store is planning to open 4 new stores in 2015. This comes after a fourth quarter loss of fiscal 2014. Is this smart? The retailer reported a net loss of $10.19 million during the fourth quarter. 70 more words

Retail Marketing

Sears Canada Inc downgraded, no special dividend expected

Another disappointing quarter for Sears Canada Inc. prompted a downgrade from Desjardins Securities analyst Keith Howlett on Thursday.

The retailer posted negative operating EBITDA in all four quarters of fiscal 2014, something Mr. 188 more words

Trading Desk

Sears Holdings Corp aims to raise $2 billion selling 300 properties in REIT launch in June

Sears Holdings Corp reported a narrower quarterly loss as it continued to slash costs and said it would launch a planned property trust by June, raising at least US$2 billion for the struggling U.S. 274 more words

Breaking

Canadian Tire rides winter tires and sports gear sales to better-than-expected profit

TORONTO — Despite unusually warm December weather across most of the country, Canadian Tire made solid fourth-quarter gains in all of its key businesses, topping the market’s expectations. 418 more words

Investing

Loblaw Companies Ltd wary of consumer pushback as food costs rise

TORONTO • Canada’s biggest food and pharmacy retailer is keeping a watchful eye on potential consumer pushback from rising food costs, the downside of a weakening loonie. 473 more words

Investing