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Sears plans to start liquidation sales on July 21

According to court documents, Sears aims to start the liquidation sales on July 21, winding up the process by Oct. 12.

Most of the Sears stores slated to close will use third-party liquidators Gordon Brothers Canada and Merchant Retail Solutions to carry out the sales.

The exceptions are the Hometown stores, which are independently run and will conduct their own liquidations.

The guidelines do not specify what type of deals Sears will be offering during the liquidation.  20 to 30 per cent is the expected initial discount.


Amazon aims to crush clothing retailers with Amazon ‘Prime Wardrobe’

Amazon, which has been making a big push into selling clothes, is testing a new service that lets members of its Prime program try on styles before they put items on their charge card — at no upfront fee.

Here’s how it work:

  • Customers have seven days to decide what they like, and
  • Pay only for what they keep
  • Shipments arrive in a re-sealable box with a pre-paid label for returns.
  • Customers get 10 per cent off if they keep three or four items, or 20 per cent off for five items or more.

A decade ago, Jeff Bezos said “In order to be a $200 billion company we’ve got to learn how to sell clothes and food.”  Amazon is already a $200 billion company, but maybe this will help it get to a trillion.

Samsung Canada To Transform the Retail Brand Experience

Today, Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. announced plans for its sixth, largest, and most immersive Samsung Experience Store in Canada to date, coming this summer to CF Toronto Eaton Centre. The 21,000 sq. ft. innovative space will provide a stunning retail and technology experience, with a full calendar of engaging events and in-store features unlike any other Samsung retail footprint in Canada.

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Tip Top Tailor Files for protection from its’ Creditors

Grafton Fraser Inc., the owner of labels such as Tip Top Tailors, George Richards Big and Tall, Kingsport and other brands, sought and was granted court protection under the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act this week, citing “lower than expected retail sales, increased overhead costs, delays in receipt of seasonal inventory and turnover of key personnel,” in a court filing as reasons for its latest financial difficulties.
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Amazon changes pricing practices and pays $1.1 million to settle price advertising case

Amazon.com.ca Inc. (Amazon) will pay a $1 million penalty and $100,000 towards the Competition Bureau’s costs as part of an agreement resolving the Bureau’s concerns with the online retailer’s pricing practices on its Canadian website.

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