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Nordstrom currently hiring 400 staff for its Calgary store

By bibd_admin on June 10, 2014

Nordstrom is currently hiring approximately 400 staff for its Calgary store. Job applications are currently being accepted, and interviews begin this Friday. Chinook Centre will be the company’s first Canadian location, with the 140,000 square foot store opening on September 19th. Nordstrom’s website provides a link where applicants may create a profile and apply for […]

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Canada Faces Increased International Competition for Retail Expansion Dollars: Report

By bibd_admin on June 4, 2014

A new report by CBRE finds that although foreign retailers continue to enter the Canadian market, they’re doing so less than before. As global markets have largely recovered from the recession, international retailers now have an increased number of expansion opportunities to consider. The report, entitled How Global is the Business of Retail, analyzes 334 […]

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Hudson’s Bay gets Saks boost, Lord & Taylor chain still weak

By bibd_admin on June 3, 2014

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian retailer Hudson’s Bay Co returned to profit and saw sales more than double during the first quarter, bolstered by its purchase of U.S. luxury chain Saks Inc, but its U.S.-based Lord & Taylor chain continued to struggle. The historic retailer, which bought Saks last year for $2.4 billion and plans to […]

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6 of Canada’s top 25 most valuable brands are retailers

By bibd_admin on May 30, 2014

A new ranking of Canada’s top 25 most valuable brands includes six retailers. The report, published every two years by consulting firm Interbrand, attempts to assign monetary values to brands. Eligible brands must be profitable, prolific, and provide publicly available financial information. The six Canadian retailers’ ranks and estimated brand values are as follows: 7. […]

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A higher level of productivity

By bibd_admin on May 8, 2014

There are lots of different names for entrepreneurs and various takes on what the word really means. Lots of you had your own views on what the definition of entrepreneur should be when I blogged on the topic last year. One rather old but very relevant definition I came across recently is by the French […]

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How to Start a Company at 35k Feet

By bibd_admin on February 11, 2014

There is no such thing as a boring person: everyone has stories and insights worth sharing. While on the road, we let our phones or laptops take up our attention. By doing that, we might miss out on the chance to learn and absorb ideas and inspiration from an unexpected source: our fellow travelers. I’m […]

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The Benefits of Experience

By bibd_admin on January 3, 2014

“Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.” – Steven Wright. There are few things more valuable to an entrepreneur than being able to call upon experience to make decisions. This can be personal experience of similar situations, knowing how to deal with difficult predicaments, or having the knowhow to make […]

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