John Morrison & Kelly Smith

Foreign retail invasion

The impact on the Canadian market
Monday, October 1, 2012

John Morrison, president and CEO, Primaris Management Inc. discusses the expectations of foreign retailers entering Canada, and how existing tenants can survive and thrive in this new retail market. As well, he addresses the impact Internet shopping is having on conventional retailing.

Kelly Smith, managing director, Canadian operations, Kimco Realty Corp. addresses how U.S. and European retailers are reshaping the Canadian market and what happens when a foreign entrant buys an existing company and its lease. She also discusses how existing retailers are responding to the new entries.

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