International consumer confidence increased in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to The Conference Board Global Consumer Confidence Survey, with North America being among the most optimistic world regions.
Instacart and Costco have partnered to launch same-day delivery from 76 Costco warehouses across Canada. Instacart’s national partnership with Costco in Canada comes on the heels of a nationwide partnership with Costco in the U.S.
After months of speculation about its ability to continue operating, Pier 1 Imports has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it pursues a sale of the business. The company also said it would complete the previously announced closure of up to 450 store locations in the process, which includes the closure of all its stores in Canada.
Anthony Hurst has been appointed president, Lowe’s Canada, pending work authorization which is expected in February. He will report to president and CEO Marvin Ellison and will be based in Boucherville, Quebec.
Williams-Sonoma has launched four new e-commerce sites for Canadian consumers.
Restoration Hardware has opened its new gallery format in Toronto, featuring what it said is a blending of retail, home and hospitality concepts.