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Brands: Canada and Retailers

brands: Given that more than 30 brands have already entered Canada or plans to this year, 2018 could exceed that number, according to Toronto Star. Well-surpassing the annual average of more than 30 retailers debuting in Canada since 2014, a record-high number of new retailers entered the country in 2017. According to Patterson, founder of industry publication Retail Insider, 2017 was a record-breaking year for international retailers entering Canada with at least 50 new arrivals. Dan Pearce/Metroland / Dan Pearce/Metroland In the 80s, we've started seeing more brands coming into Canada unfortunately we've seen these Canadian brands as a result die because some of these Canadian retailers never had to innovate, Patterson said. Instead, Lululemon and Aritzia are bucking the trend of Canadian brands shrinking by expanding overseas, he added. Homegrown brand Le Chateau, which Patterson said is struggling could be the next casualty in the new retail landscape shaped by new entrants like Uniqlo, Miniso, and Muji . It's a retailer from a bygone era. ( As reported in the news.