Minha Hwang

The Canadian Shopping Mall: Neither Canadian Nor A Mall, Anymore

Published: 15Jul2014

There was a time when the Canadian shopping mall was more than a mecca for consumer culture. It was a community space that functioned as an exercise circuit for seniors, a fun escape for moms on...

Target 3Q Income Down by Half; Stung by Costs of Canada Expansion

Published: 22Nov2013

Target's stock dropped 3.46 percent today after the retailer reported third-quarter net income dropped by nearly half....

When Grocery Stores Meet the Supercentre

Published: 15Sep2013

When Walmart turns one of its discount stores into a behemoth Supercentre, nearby grocers instantly face a more powerful rival. Their reactions can vary, from cutting prices, to diversifying...

A Quebec Retailer with Flour Power

Published: 15Sep2013

Josée Fiset, co-founder and vice-president of Première Moisson, says she’s selling “wow!” But her Quebec bakery chain is peddling more than bread and exclamation points. It’s selling the art of...

Putting the ‘wow’ in bread

Published: 12Dec2012

It’s all about wow. Walk into any one of 20 Première Moisson bakeries, smell the bread, and take in the carefully aligned buttery brioches, the meticulously stacked nut and grain breads, the rows...