FW17 KNOWSHOW Chat with Perry Pugh

on 01/30/2017 - 11:20 am

Earlier this month, the KNOWSHOW took place at the Vancouver Trade & Convention centre. We had a chance to chat with Perry Pugh, KNOWSHOW co-founder and GM to chat about the show where they are heading with it.
 
Hey Perry - How was your first show with your new partners?
 
I'm really happy with how this show turned out. It has been a whirlwind year with the transition into a new organization but we set some specific goals and were able to meet them and that is a good start.  
 

The speaker series seems to be a great success. Can you give us some highlights or a look into where you are planning to take this?
 
We sat down with a group of key retail ...

Vancity Original for Chinatown 2017

on 01/30/2017 - 10:45 am

Our friends at Vancity Original® are at it again. Last week, they took the wraps off their latest “Chinatown” collection to coincide with the Chinese New Year. Check out the images below and be sure to check out www.vancityoriginal.com for more information.
 
 
About the Collection
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Firecrackers, Fire Rooster, Chinese New Year is gonna be lit! Vancity Original® is back with a fresh collection to honour Vancouver's historic Chinatown. To celebrate the only bird in the zodiac, the Rooster will be featured prominently throughout the collection. Vancity Original® for Chinatown 2017 also includes nods to classic Chinese food like Beef & ...

Jean Machine files for Bankruptcy Protection

on 01/17/2017 - 01:00 pm

It looks as if 2017 is off to a dismal start for Canadian Retail. Style Democracy has reported that Jean Machine has filed for Bankruptcy Protection. 
Jean Machine, once a denim institution, operates 35 stores in Ontario and has been in business for 40 years.
Style Democracy reports: “The Toronto-base retailer has quietly filed their notice of intention in an Ontario Superior Court to create a restructuring proposal under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act as they owe an unspecified amount to their creditors.”
The Globe and Mail is reporting that they have been unable to rise up against competition, especially from deep-pocketed brick and mortar chains and nimble ...

Timebomb Trading Inc. Now Distributing The Roark Revival

on 01/11/2017 - 12:29 pm

Press Release - January 10, 2017
 
Timebomb Trading Inc is excited to announce that they are the exclusive Canadian distributor for The Roark Revival starting Fall 2017. 
 
Roark has always felt at home in Canada. The nature of the community and climate has driven our connection to the marketplace over the past 3 years. We are excited to further invest in the brand stewardship and commitment that Timebomb has earned with the retail community and consumers over the years. We expect this amazing opportunity to catalyze the foundation we’ve built with our sales force in Canada, providing the support that our growth needs. There’s a kinship that will benefit from t ...