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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.

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Michael Kors handbags are everywhere — and that's a problem for the brand
The Washington Post
Michael Kors, the accessible luxury retailer best known for its leather handbags, delivered the kind of earnings report that many retailers would consider the stuff of dreams: Revenue soared nearly 30 per cent and profit rocketed 24 per cent in the most recent quarter. Sales at stores open more than a year increased 8.6 per cent, and online sales rose 76 per cent. But investors looking toward the future are unimpressed, sending the company's stock down nearly 4 per cent in trading.
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Target liquidation deals disappoint bargain hunters
CTV News
Bargain hunters who expected to unearth major deals at their local Target stores the first day of its liquidation sale were sure to be disappointed once they got a look at the prices. "I'm not super impressed, really," said Paul Boychuk, who walked into a Toronto Target store expecting better savings. Store signs that promised discounts of up to 30 per cent yielded to shelves with price cuts mostly in the 10 to 20 per cent range. The elusive deeper discounts quickly became a conversation piece for customers who roamed the store aisles, discussing the savings, or lack of them, on their mobile phones.
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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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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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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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The tally of closed retail stores in Canada keeps growing
Financial Post
The tally of retail closures continues to grow in Canada with a new report from real estate company CBRE pegging the total to 1,114 stores in a little over three years. Jones New York added its name to the long list when it announced it was closing 127 stores, 36 of which are in Canada.
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TSA making changes on how it searches luggage with 'TSA Cares' program
CBS
The Transportation Security Administration will make changes about how it searches passengers' luggage, following a KPIX 5 investigation. Paul Mehling said the TSA has cost him thousands in replacements and repairs, improperly re-packing his delicate travel bass, almost every time he flies in spite of leaving them detailed repacking instructions.
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Paypal's retail chief quits ahead of eBay split
Reuters
Paypal executive Don Kingsborough, who helped orchestrate the payments company's move into physical retail stores, stepped down in January, the company said. His departure, which tech blog Re/code first reported, comes as the company competes with the likes of fast-growing start-up Square to get its payments system adopted in more retail chains across the United States.
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Walmart's reign over retail is hanging by a thread
Daily Finance
For decades, Walmart has been the model of retail in the U.S., but its reign is coming to a slow but steady end. Online shopping has made low prices easier to find, and the company's plans to grow outside of the U.S. have brought more headaches than growth. The result is a retailer that's stuck in a rut with deteriorating financials. The long history of failed retailers from Woolworth to Montgomery Ward to Sears (SHLD) tells us that a retailer's time on the top of the industry rarely lasts long. For Walmart, this may be the beginning of the end.
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4 unexpected e-commerce trends to watch out for in 2015
The Street
E-commerce continued on its impressive growth path over the 2014 holiday season. While overall U.S. retail spending in November and December increased 4 per cent year-over-year, online spending went up 15 per cent (even excluding purchases made via tablets and smartphones), a result in line with eMarketer's estimate of a 15.7 per cent rise in 2014 U.S. online sales.
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