Retailers and mall owners are festooning their properties with holiday decorations in hopes of luring customers early for the holiday season. "We saw decorations going up before Halloween in some places," noted Erin Hershkowitz, an ICSC spokesperson. "Centers are doing what they can to get customers in the holiday spirit early."
Brooks Brothers, a U.S. men's apparel retailer that has been in business for 190 years, will enter the Canadian market in April. The company will open its first Canadian store in Vancouver, British Columbia, followed by planned openings in Toronto and Calgary, Alberta.