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Victoria retail thread: retailer news, comings and goings


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#5761 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 03:15 PM

So would this be applicable:

Well, I'm not sure; all Shoppers Drug Marts *sell Carlton Cards*, so that will continue, but Google Maps has given me the impression that Carlton Cards at Hillside is a store-within-a-store, similar to how Canada Post operates within various Shoppers locations...



#5762 Jackerbie

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 03:25 PM

DIdn't even realize, but Things Engraved closed without any warning earlier this month. They closed every store in Canada with only 24 hour notice to their employees.



#5763 Jacques Cadé

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 03:32 PM

Blair Mart, the Mediterranean grocery on Pandora across the street from Our Place, is closing down. Incredible that it lasted as long as it did. Owner says he is looking for another location.



#5764 Nparker

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 03:36 PM

...Google Maps has given me the impression that Carlton Cards at Hillside is a store-within-a-store, similar to how Canada Post operates within various Shoppers locations...

I'll have to take a closer look the next time I am in the Hillside SDM location. I've never noticed a store-within-a-store card outlet there before.



#5765 VIResident

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Posted Yesterday, 06:07 AM

Ten Thousand Villages, a fair-trade social enterprise mostly run by a Winnipeg-based charity, says it will shut its Canadian corporate operations after 74 years. The company will close its online shop and wholesale operations, as well as its 10 remaining company stores this year, citing a "challenging retail environment" where the existing model no longer works. Ten Thousand Villages was designed to market handcrafted products made in developing countries to Canadian consumers.

 

List of Canadian fair trade co's here http://cftn.ca/products-companies


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#5766 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 06:12 AM

Wasn’t there one of these along the Pandora frontage of Market Square?

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#5767 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted Yesterday, 07:37 AM

Wasn’t there one of these along the Pandora frontage of Market Square?

Yes, it was across the street from Swan's...


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#5768 jasmineshinga

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Posted Yesterday, 07:41 AM

You're thinking of the Global Village Store, still in Market Square, unaffiliated with 10KV. Or are you folks digging into old memories?


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#5769 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 07:44 AM

Oh, now I'm confused.


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#5770 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted Yesterday, 08:16 AM

Well, there *was* a 10,000 Villages store a few years ago on Government Street:  https://www.tenthous...sistant-manager

 

I think Jasmine is right, Mike:  we must have been thinking of the (similar) Global Village store on Pandora. 


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#5771 VIResident

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Posted Yesterday, 10:21 AM

Ten Thousand Villages announces closure of corporate operations

 

"In a press release, the company called today’s climate a “challenging retail environment.”

 
BY ABIGAIL TURNER GLOBAL NEWS
Posted January 22, 2020 5:42 am
Updated January 22, 2020 7:43 am
 

 

https://globalnews.c...ations-closing/

 

"Not every Canadian location will be closing its doors, as the company has a selection of stores that are independently owned and will be able to remain open."


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#5772 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted Yesterday, 06:15 PM

We don’t have a local outlet in Victoria, but it’s rumoured that all Bench stores will be closing nationwide soon (there are 4-5 locations in the lower mainland)...

 



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