American footwear brand Rockport will open five Canadian locations this year, including two flagships and its first for British Columbia. We spoke with Rockport’s Retail Operations and Real Estate Manager, Shawn Kotania, to learn more.

Founded in Massachusetts in 1972, Rockport is known for comfortable, well-made footwear.Last month, Boston-based athletic shoe maker New Balance and Berkshire Partners bought Rockport for U.S. $280 million. Aurora Realty Consultants represents Rockport across Canada…  Read the rest of the story through our friends @Retail-Insider.