By Alex Mazelow and Brian Winston, WINSTON Collective

As we enter the third month of 2015, it is clear that the retail landscape in Canada has undergone major changes in the last year, particularly in the back half of 2014 and the first few months of 2015. We have seen major retailers exit the market, but are now overrun with news of new international brands on the road to expansion north of the boarder, or across the pond. It’s with good reason that the average Canadian shopper is increasingly confused.

Canada, traditionally, has been missing many of the world brands that we see advertised so often in our favourite magazines, but more and more these brands are poised for an international expansion, which includes Canada as part of that strategy. The question is why…. ? Read the Rest of the Analysis through our friends @Retail – Insider.