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Target's launch into Canada 'a multifaceted failure'
CBC News
Target's foray into Canada was seen as a natural expansion for the American retailer that for years had been a magnet for Canadians, attracting hordes of shoppers across the border. But nearly two years after its much hyped and heralded launch, Target has thrown in the towel, a victim, some analysts say, of bad management, poor planning, and misguided and overambitious expectations.
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Wal-Mart, Sears 'sad' to see Target go, welcome applications, shoppers
The Hamilton Spectator
Walmart Canada is welcoming applications from displaced Target employees after the U.S. retailing giant announced it will shut down Canadian operations. "We are sorry to see a competitor leave the Canadian marketplace as we believe competition is ultimately good for customers," said Andrew Pelletier, Walmart Canada's vice-president of corporate affairs and sustainability.
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Nordstrom take note, here's what Target's Canadian failure can teach you
CTV News
Canada's retail landscape remains "fairly strong" despite Target's announcement it is shutting down operations here, experts say, and the chain's demise in this country should serve as a warning to other brands planning to expand here to be prepared, and know thy customer. After two years on the Canadian retail scene, Target announced it is closing all 133 of its stores across the country, throwing more than 17,000 people out of work.
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Coach buys shoemaker; Kors sinks on promotions
Investor's Business Daily
Coach recently announced it agreed to buy shoemaker Stuart Weitzman to expand its luxury offerings as the brand struggles to stay relevant vs. up-and-coming competitors. The handbag maker, known for its iconic C logo, said it will pay private equity firm Sycamore Partners up to $574 million. It will make an initial cash payment of $530 million and pay up to $44 million on achievement of certain sales targets over the next three years.

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British leather goods company, Maxwell Scott Bags, relaunches website following rebrand
Retail Times
Luxury leather goods company Maxwell Scott Bags has recently re-launched its website after a rebrand. An international business based in York, North Yorkshire, Maxwell Scott Bags said it fuses British design with Italian craftsmanship to create luxury leather products ranging from briefcases and luggage to handbags and accessories.

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Gaining fans the business trend to watch in 2015
Wal-Mart is not a retailer consumers are emotionally invested in. The deals? They're lovely, but just because Wal-Mart is big, it doesn't mean it's connecting with its consumers, and this is where things get interesting, says Fang Wan, a marketing professor in the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. A new marketing trend has percolated through 2014 and Wan says we will see more of it in 2015: earning adoring fans. When retailers do it successfully, it has astounding implications.

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Toddler tax: Airlines considering fee for 'non-seated' passengers
eTurbo News
Air travel with under-twos can be fraught at the best of times. But most airlines allow non-seated passengers to fly without charge, or ask for a nominal fee, which is one less thing for families to worry about. Until now, that is. According to reports, some airlines are considering charging parents for traveling with infants on their laps on planes.
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Delsey Pluggage is smart luggage that weighs itself, charges your gadgets
Lenovo's ThinkPad Stack is pretty slick gear for the tech-savvy, space-conscious traveller, but Delsey's new Pluggage takes the cake. They're turning ordinary luggage into the ultimate travel companion. Interestingly, Delsey's not locked in to a particular set of features for Pluggage just yet. On their website, they're asking visitors to vote for the functionality that they'd like to see built in. It's not all about the bags, though. Many of the features would be built into Delsey's companion app.
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Why can't airline fees be refundable?
Huffington Post
The North American airline industry collected an estimated $8.2 billion last year from fees for items such as checked baggage, premium seat assignments and early boarding privileges — a $700 million increase from 2013. But are they keeping more of your money than they should? Andrew Petrilla wondered about that after his travel companion fell seriously ill this fall. That forced both of them to cancel a planned flight from Dallas to Southern California on American Airlines.
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