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  • TORONTO, Feb 17- Canadian proxy solicitation firm Kingsdale Shareholder Services will expand into the highly competitive U.S. market by opening a New York office next month and could bolster the move with acquisitions, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Toronto- based Kingsdale, majority-owned by MDC Partners Inc, is also looking to launch in the United...

  • *Prada opens 250 stores in past three years, plans 30-35 in 2015. Prada is learning that lesson the hard way. The trend in luxury goods is to drum up same store sales by curbing expansion and wowing customers with new products, yet Prada continues to pay over the odds to open swanky new shops and stock them with handbags little changed from previous bestsellers.

  • Wal-Mart says to invest C$340 mln in Canada Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 6:14 AM ET

    Feb 11- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it would invest about C $340 million to boost its presence in Canada this fiscal year. Wal-Mart said it would spend about C $230 million of its planned investment on 29 supercentres, including the expansion of several stores to add full grocery departments. Wal-Mart' s current fiscal year ends on Jan. 31, 2016.

  • Jan 27- Electronic Arts Inc, publisher of the "FIFA" and "Madden NFL" video games, posted better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, helped by growth in digital revenue and strong sales of its sports titles. "We anticipate freemium versions of EA's hit franchises could be very successful and believe EA's mobile growth could outpace the rapidly expanding...

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Jan 16- Target Corp was scrambling for ways to fix its failing Canadian expansion and considering closing just the weakest locations, but a pre-holiday visit to several stores by CEO Brian Cornell helped seal the decision for a full retreat. Cornell spent the weekend before Christmas making solo visits to stores in Ontario and Quebec, Canada's...

  • Jan 15- Target Corp's exit from Canada means Chief Executive Brian Cornell will have to rely solely on the saturated U.S. market for growth, the success of which could hinge on a shift towards smaller and urban-based stores. Target announced plans on Thursday to close all of its 133 stores in Canada and put the local business in bankruptcy. "They could easily open in...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 2- Shake Shack Inc's filing this week for an initial public offering underscores a question for investors and foodies alike: How hungry are U.S. consumers for another burger chain? A key part of Shake Shack's growth strategy involves expanding its locations beyond its New York base, and investors and analysts are bullish on its prospects.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11- Amazon.com Inc is considering expanding its same-day delivery program globally, recent job listings show, underlining the importance of fast shipping to its ability to compete with the instant gratification offered by brick-and-mortar stores. It is not clear when Amazon hopes to meet its goals and how it would extend same-day delivery...

  • Dec 4- Canadian discount chain Dollarama Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong Halloween sales and higher spending at established stores. Dollarama, which has 928 stores as of Nov. 2, said it opened 11 new stores in the quarter and was on track to open 70 to 80 new stores in fiscal 2015 ending January. Dollarama earned 55 Canadian...

  • Retail consultancy Verdict predicts the global sector should return to growth in 2014 and expand by 22 percent to about $450 billion by 2019. The recovery will be driven by expansion in emerging markets, with China set to account for 30 percent of total spend five years from now. Pioneered in France, Britain and the United States from around the 1840 s by...

  • Jean Coutu's sales rise 3 pct Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    Oct 8- Canadian pharmacy chain Jean Coutu Group Inc reported higher quarterly sales, helped by demand for generic drugs and the expansion of its network of franchised stores. Net profit fell to C $53.6 million, or 28 Canadian cents per share, in the quarter ended Aug. 30, from C $208.2 million, or 99 Canadian cents per share, a year earlier. The company had reported a gain...