Shell and HTEC Launch Canada's First Retail Hydrogen Vehicle Refueling Station

Calgary, Alberta (Canada) — On June 15, 2018, Shell and Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation (HTEC) launched Canada's first retail hydrogen refueling station for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. This is the first retail hydrogen vehicle refueling station in Canada open to the public, and the first of three sites that Shell and HTEC plan to open in Vancouver.

Tim Hortons Plans to Strengthen Canadian Distribution Network

Oakville, Ontario — TIM HORTONS® is undertaking a multi-year plan to expand and modernize its Canadian distribution network as part of a long term commitment to support restaurant owners and improve the guest experience in restaurants. The plan includes the construction of two new warehouse facilities — one in Alberta and one in British Columbia — and the significant expansion of an existing warehouse in Debert, Nova Scotia.

UNIQLO Canada to Open 4 New Stores in Fall 2018

Toronto — UNIQLO, the global casual apparel retailer, plans to open four new Canadian stores in fall 2018, including three new stores in the greater Toronto area at Vaughan Mills, CF Markville and Square One Shopping Centre and one new store in the greater Vancouver area at Coquitlam Centre.

Saks Fifth Avenue Opens Third Store in Canada

New York City and Calgary, Alberta — Saks Fifth Avenue has opened its newest store and third Canadian location, Saks Calgary. The 115,000-square-foot, two-level retail destination is located at the CF Chinook Centre, Calgary. An in-store dining experience and salon are slated to open soon in 2018.

Circle K Opens Franchise Opportunities in Canada

Laval, Quebec — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (Couche-Tard), one of the world's largest convenience store retailers with over 15,000 stores globally, has announced new full-service franchise opportunities with its Circle K brand in Canada. The expansion marks the first time the Circle K brand will be franchised in Canada with the offer initially targeting the Ontario province.

Pizza Hut Canada Plans Expansion in Eastern Canada

Toronto — Pizza Hut Canada, a division of YUM! Brands, Inc. and the world's largest pizza franchise, has entered into a development arrangement with Franchise Management Inc. (FMI). Under this agreement, FMI will purchase 38 existing Pizza Hut restaurants in Quebec and the Greater Ottawa/Kingston region, as well as add new DelCo (delivery/carry out) model stores in Eastern Canada over the next 5 years.

Arby’s Plans 10 New Restaurants in Canada

Atlanta — Arby’s, with more than 3,300 restaurants worldwide, has signed development agreements to build 10 new restaurants in Canada over the next 3 years. This marks the largest expansion in Canada for Arby’s since 2009.

Highlight For Buy-Low

With a strong commitment to its customers, Buy-Low Foods installed reliable, energy-efficient LED lighting that helped enhance both the shopper experience and Buy-Low’s bottom line.

First KOHLER Signature Store in Canada To Open in Vancouver

Vancouver — Kohler Co. is expanding availability of its renowned kitchen and bathroom products with the opening of the first Canadian KOHLER Signature Store at West Broadway and Fir Street in Vancouver. The new store, solely owned and operated by EMCO Corporation, will open at the end of March.

IKEA Canada To Purchase Second Wind Farm in Alberta

Burlington, Ontario (Canada) — IKEA Canada has signed agreements to acquire an 88MW wind farm located near Drumheller, Alberta. Consisting of 55 turbines, the Wintering Hills wind farm will generate 275 million kWh (kilowatt hours) of energy, the equivalent to the electricity consumption of 54 IKEA stores.

AmeriPride Promotes Senior Vice President of Canadian Operations

Minneapolis — AmeriPride Services, a leading textile rental services and supply company in North America, has appointed Andrew Steiner to senior vice president of Canadian operations, effective January 1, 2017. Steiner has been with AmeriPride since 2001, most recently as vice president of marketing and customer operations.

Saks Fifth Avenue Unveils Plans for First Two Stores in Canada

New York and Toronto — Saks Fifth Avenue is revealing details about the previously announced opening of two full-line Saks Fifth Avenue stores in Toronto, Canada. The 163,000-square-foot location in the Eaton Centre at Queen Street is expected to open on February 18, 2016. A week later, the 150,000-square-foot Sherway Gardens location is anticipated to open on February 25, 2016.

Nordstrom Opens First International Flagship Location

Seattle — Nordstrom, Inc. has opened a new store at Pacific Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, marking the company's first international flagship location. The 230,000-square-foot store offers a curated selection of merchandise from many of the world's best brands.

Sephora To Expand Presence in Canada

Montreal — Sephora continues to revolutionize the Canadian retail landscape with the launch of a newly optimized Canadian Sephora.ca experience and the opening of a distribution center.  The beauty retailer currently has more than 56 stores in Canada.

Lowe's Canada To Expand Store Count in Canada

Toronto — In addition to completing the acquisition of 12 former Target sites, Lowe’s Canada also plans to open two more locations in Ontario. Construction is currently underway in Ancaster and Mississauga, representing an additional investment in excess of approximately C$50 million.

New Lolë Flagship Store to Open in Fall 2015

Montreal — Montreal-based activewear brand, Lolë, will open a new store this fall. Situated in the commercial epicenter of Montreal, the new Atelier (“workshop” in French) will be located at 954 Rue Ste-Catherine West. The store will serve as the city's flagship Lolë location.

Lowe's Canada To Acquire Leases of 13 Former Target Stores

Toronto — Lowe's Canada has reached agreement to acquire the leases of 13 former Target Canada locations and to purchase Target's Milton, Ontario, distribution center for approximately C$151 million. This acquisition came as part of a real estate auction following Target's decision to cease operations in Canada. 

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