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Shop Today: 35th Annual LLHA Show


Sept. 28-30, 2015
Mississauga Convention Centre

Book NOW — Early Bird Offer ends February 2015.

We're well on our way to bringing in all the hottest and newest products & brands for you to explore when you visit the LLHA Show during September 28-30th, 2015. 35% of the floor is booked up with increasingly exciting brands such as: Hush Puppies, McKlein USA, Celeste Stein, Champs, Cheeky Umbrellas, Daphne Han & Co., Secrid, SpaHket, W.I.N. and many more.

Stay tuned as we update you every week on who else will be bringing you their latest & greatest this September.

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Off-Target: How a U.S. retail giant misread the Canadian market
Maclean's
On paper, at least, Target Corp.'s ill-fated 2011 decision to enter Canada by paying $1.8 billion for the leases of a few hundred Zellers stores seemed like a no-brainer. Canada, unlike the U.S. at the time, was a bastion of economic opportunity — or so it appeared. Our banks were healthy, house prices were rising and consumers were spending more on clothing and housewares than ever before.
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Sears Canada offering jobs, discounts to Target employees
AM 980
Officials with Sears Canada say the company wants to do what it can to help workers affected by Target's decision to pull the plug on its Canadian stores. Target announced that by early June, it would close 133 stores across the country, including two in London. The decision impacts approximately 17,600 Canadian employees.
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Is online shopping the future of retail?
Huffington Post
As the Internet is becoming one of the most important components of our daily lives, more and more products and services are moving into the digital world. Brick-and-mortar locations are certainly still around, but their future is now less certain than ever. Like it or not, online shopping is a big deal, and to dismiss it as something trivial is short-sighted at best. The question is, will there be a point in time when shopping will become a completely digital experience? Maybe not too soon, but the possibility is definitely there.
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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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Delsey Pluggage is smart luggage that weighs itself, charges your gadgets
Geek
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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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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Expedia buying travel booking website Travelocity for $280 million in cash
CTV News
Expedia has acquired travel booking site Travelocity from the Sabre Corp. for $280 million in cash. The deal adds to Expedia's growing portfolio of websites. The Bellevue, Washington-company already owns nearly a dozen travel sites including Hotels.com, Hotwire and Egencia, the world's fifth-largest corporate travel management company.
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Just assume airline fees won't be refundable
Canada.com
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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Like my trendy leather bag? It's actually a repurposed Southwest Airlines seat
The Washington Post
What do you do when you need to get rid of 80,000 airline seats that are weighing down your flying fleet? Well, if you're Southwest Airlines — the same commercial carrier that employs hilarious flight attendants who offer complimentary peanuts and pretzels — you do something ultra-unique, if mildly weird, like turning those seats into trendy handbags that have been conditioned by thousands of backsides.
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