Canada’s Retail Execs Have A Tidy Payday

There was an interesting compensation survey in Monday’s Globe & Mail that showed the top paid executives at Canada’s largest corporations (by market capitalization). Several executives at Canadian retailers made the cut with some rather big paydays given the tight operating margins of the retail trade. Below are the retail executives that appeared in the
Read more

Read More

1 Comments

Big Lots! – Canada’s New Clear-out King

It did not come as a great surprise that Liquidation World met its demise this week with the announced purchase of its 89 stores in Canada by Big Lots. Liquidation World shares have been on a slide this year and the chain was struggling to stay afloat, cutting stores and operating under emergency measures. With
Read more

Read More

0 Comments

Updates: SINS Canadian Retailer Year In Review

We are pleased to announce that updates are now available for 16 Canadian Retailers in our SINS Canadian Retailer Year In Review. In this popular report we feature 23 of the largest publically traded retailers in Canada in concise one-page snapshots which highlight the key achievements over the past year and a glimpse at their
Read more

Read More

0 Comments

Is Liquidation World About To Be Liquidated?

Well, it appears that Liquidation World is on its deathbed – at least from our perspective. There have been rumours swirling around the industry in the past few weeks and there have also been some store closings announced where Liquidation World was able to get out of its leases. The stock price has taken a
Read more

Read More

0 Comments

Tribute – Wallace McCain – Canadian CPG Legend

Our industry lost a true pioneer on Friday with the passing of Wallace McCain, one of two prominent brothers from Florenceville, NB that build a strong CPG brand and a worldwide empire from the smallest of Maritime hamlets. Growing up in the Maritimes, you learned two names at an early age – Irving & McCain.
Read more

Read More

0 Comments

SINS Market Visit Report – Dollar Tree – Phoenix, AZ

The goal of this report to is share with the Canadian CPG / Retail industry our observations from our store visit to Dollar Tree stores in the United States. This new competitor in the Canadian marketplace purchased Dollar Giant stores in Canada last October in order to gain a foothold in this market. Dollar Tree
Read more

Read More

0 Comments