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Press Release – Zarby International: New Exhibitor at the LLHA Show

24-7 International LLC, a leading travel goods manufacturer, has named Zarby International as their exclusive distributor of Pathfinder, Pathfinder Gear, and Andiamo for Canada. "We are thrilled with the partnership with Zarby International and look forward to the brands expansion throughout Canada," exclaimed Scott Kosmin, 24-7 International President.

Bobby Zarby added, "We are excited about bringing these successful legacy brands into the Canadian market. The savvy Canadian travelers are ready for the quality brands of Pathfinder and Andiamo. We're looking forward to becoming the leading international distributor of these fine brands and know this will be accomplished with product of such high manufacturing standards and value."

Zarby will be showcasing the Pathfinder & Lucas collections at the 35th annual LLHA Show, booth #307-309.



Buyers: Pre-register for the September 28-30, 2015 LLHA Show.

We are now 75% sold out! Exhibitors... don't wait to book your booth.

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Global luggage and leather goods industry 2014-2019: Trends, forecast, and opportunity analysis
PR Newswire
The global luggage and leather goods industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5 per cent during 2014-2019. The major drivers of the luggage and leather goods industry are per capita income, increasing consumer affluence, growth in the travel industry, and product innovation. Changing fashion trends and the awareness of luxury products, upgraded designs, and the global economic growth will possibly also boost the luggage and leather goods industry.
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Will smart luggage be the next big thing?
Investor Place
Reports have surfaced that Samsung — the consumer electronics giant — and Samsonite — the world leader in luggage — are combining forces on a new product. No, it's not a Galaxy smartphone with an impact resistant shell or a new tablet so large it needs a luggage-style collapsing handle and wheels. The two are working on smart luggage, the next generation of travel gear that's packed with sensors and designed to take advantage of the "internet of things," even when you travel.
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Canada's top 20 highest grossing malls
Vancity Buzz
Four of Canada's most productive shopping centres are in Metro Vancouver, according to Retail Insider's latest report that analyzes malls through sales by square foot of space. The list of malls is likely no surprise to Vancouver shoppers who frequent the large shopping centres such as Metrotown, Oakridge and Pacific Centre. With high-end luxury stores and tech giants like Apple, malls have reinvented themselves due to the demise of department store anchors like Sears and Zeller's.
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Walmart picks up 13 Target locations
Marketing Mag
Walmart is buying 13 of the former Target Canada stores plus a distribution centre in Cornwall, ON. Walmart Canada says it will spend about $165 million for the leases and properties and a further $185 million on renovations to turn them into Walmart Supercentres.
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Online price discrimination exists — and it can be beaten
CBC News
If you think you can find the lowest prices by shopping online, think again. Researchers at Northeastern University in Boston have confirmed what many online shoppers have long suspected: major online retailers are charging customers different prices and products based on their online profiles.
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Ikea to test retail concept at new location opening in Ontario
Toronto Star
Ikea Canada is expanding on a new scale. The world's largest furniture maker will open its smallest retail location in Canada in London, ON, later this year. The 20,000-square-foot pick-up centre will feature a limited number of items for purchase and immediate takeaway and 10 tablets on site for customers to browse and buy on www.IKEA.com.
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Canadian employers shed jobs as retail sector contracts
The Globe and Mail
The Target effect is denting Canada's jobs numbers. Employers shed a total of 19,700 jobs last month, according to Statistics Canada, the most since August, as retailers eliminated thousands of sales, cashiers and clerks positions. The numbers show the impact of a raft of store closings amid upheaval in the sector, including Target Canada, Best Buy, Mexx, Smart Set, Indigo Books and Sony.
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Walmart to test cheaper challenge to Amazon Prime delivery
CNET
Walmart plans to test a new unlimited shipping service this summer for its online shoppers in a move that undercuts Amazon's $99 Prime service. Walmart will deliver items purchased through its website within three days for an annual subscription fee of $50, the retail giant said, confirming a report by The Information. Walmart said the test will be invitation only and limited geographically, but it could not specify which markets would have access to the program.
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Report: N.B. sees highest retail growth in Atlantic Canada
Global News
A senior policy analyst with the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council says big box stores may not necessarily be bad for Moncton's small businesses. Fred Bergman speaks for the council and says unique box stores can attract more customers without hurting small retailers. The Council's recent report also suggests retail sales are up in the province. The report says New Brunswick had the highest growth in Atlantic Canada.
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