Disney to Close All Stores in Canada Amid Retail Strategy Shift: Sources

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Multiple sources have told Retail Insider that a US-based mass media and entertainment conglomerate is doing well Disney All of its retail stores in Canada will be closing. Two Canadian locations have closed recently. Disney is re-examining its operations as it faces a challenging time for retail and landlords in North America as the Pandemic ravages the population

Disney has confirmed that stores in BC will close in July

Disney has confirmed that 10 more stores will close, leaving 3 in the country

Disney has been working with landlords in Canada on an exit strategy for the past several weeks. Disney is paying out money to landlords on the last few months of its Canadian leases so as to avoid any potential litigation, according to sources. The Disney stores in Canada have remaining lease periods of one to five years. Retail Insider spoke to sources who said that Disney store staff have not been notified officially of the store’s closing. Landlords said they were not allowed to speak on the record

Retail Insider has learned that Disney stores in Canada will close by the end of the summer, with one source saying that a date for at least one store location in Ontario had been set. A source says that the landlord is hoping to have one of the storefronts leased to a new tenant by July

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Disney is expected to keep a few stores open in the US, including a flagship location in Manhattan, according to a source. Over the weekend Word began to get out We are told that there will be many more stores that will close. Our sources in Canada were unable to confirm other details about the Disney store location closings

The Disney store in West Edmonton Mall is over 5,600 square feet and one in Winnipeg is under 3,000 square feet. Many brands are looking for smaller retail spaces, so landlords will look to fill these spaces. Some of the Disney stores are in some of the country’s top malls, and will be leased quickly. The current Yorkdale Disney store was expected to be demolished for new retail space. The new space is across from a recently opened one Louis Vuitton, The Golden goose is a large bird And The man is named “Thom Brown.” Stores

There are Disney stores in Ontario, British Columbia, andAlberta

Ontario has eight Disney stores. Stores in the Toronto area include Toronto’s Toronto Eaton Centre, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, and the Upper Canada Mall. Square One in Mississauga closed last month

Disney has two stores in the province ofAlberta, one in West Edmonton Mall and one in Kingsway Mall, both located in the city ofEdmonton. A location at CrossIron Mills was closed last month. Disney has three storefronts in British Columbia, including the Pacific Centre inVancouver. Polo Park in Winnipeg is Disney’s smallest Canadian location

Cadillac Fairview is the landlord of 11 of the 18 Disney stores that are located in Canadian shopping centre properties

Disney never launched an e-commerce presence in Canada despite promises to do so, and it never secured warehouse space for product fulfillment in terms of ship-to-store or otherwise. Consumers who order online from the company will be charged taxes and duties. The company has several Canadian Disney store units, including the West Edmonton Mall and the CF Toronto Eaton Centre

On Disney announced on March 3 that it was going to focus on its commerce business while also reducing its brick-and-mortar footprintSquare One and CrossIron Mills are in Canada and were among the 60 locations that were to close

Disney said in a statement in March that it will focus on providing a more seamless, personalized and franchise-focused experience through its shopDisney platform. There will be new and elevated merchandise from the Company’s full range of brands, including adult apparel collections and artist collaborations, trend-forward streetwear, premium home products and collectibles

The global pandemic has changed what consumers expect from a retailer Young is namedStephanieThe President of Consumer Products Games and Publishing made a statement last month. Over the past few years, we have been focused on meeting consumers where they are already spending their time, such as the expansion of Disney store shop-in-shops around the world. We plan to create a more flexible, connected e- commerce experience that will give consumers easy access to high quality products across all our franchises

Disney said last month that guests will have access to Disney shopping experiences in over 600 Disney Parks stores, shop-in-shops, lifestyle and outlet locations, as well as third party retailers around the world

The Disney Store business was reacquired by the Disney Company in 2008 and has 231 locations in Canada and the United States. The stores were merged under the leadership of the Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division, which was previously under the leadership of the Disney Consumer Products division Bob Chapek is a manMr. Chapek was named the Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company in February 2020 Josh D’Amaro is a musician He was the Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. The Vice-president of stores is in North America Jonathan Storey is a musicianHe was the marketing leader for Disney Store Europe’s e-commerce and brick/mortar retail across 120 stores in the UK, France, Spain, Italy, and Portugal.

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There are 41 comments

  1. Disney is foolish. Out of sight and mind. People are going to forget about going to the parks. I have a problem with a machine picking out the expression on a stuffed animal. We have had boxes damaged. I was happy when the stores opened again. The cast members are poor. Very sad

    • The store at the mall closed, but no one is forgetting about the giant amusements parks all over the world. Disney will do just fine without brink and mirror stores, they will do plenty of fine things, if you shop with them

    • No a las compras por internet, personalmentes, a distanCIA, no esta bien cerRSR TIENDAS, GRACIAS

    • Don’t even think about having a Disney in Queb├ęc.

  2. This is the worst news that can be. We were very happy when the stores came to Canada. We used to order from Disney but it got expensive with shipping, exchange rates and custom fees. I am a member of the DVC and it was nice to get the perks that were offered to us. Disney will lose business when the Canadian stores close. It was very disappointing. They want Canadians to support them but they aren’t going to help us out, so we can enjoy shopping in Canada. I hope Canadians stop supporting Disney online. I understand that times are difficult but what about when things open up again? People won’t be able to afford shopping from the US site and pay all the extra fees. I am so sorry for the staff

  3. Maybe they should shut down Disney Plus
    Canadians don’t need this

    • The stores in Canada and the US are closing, with the exception of Times Square

      • I wonder what they will do with the UK stores. They are not mentioned

      • I called the Disney store in the mall. They told me that the article is incorrect

    • Please don’t speak for all of us, as a Canadian, because we have the logic behind Disney closing

      • I think that is just being melodramatic. Disney doesn’t think we should have stores. Not only Canadian stores are being targeted, US ones are as well. Disney is a success because of its profit

  4. Stores were always full with a lot of kids looking at toys, but they were over priced, so they were losing money.

  5. Where will you be able to buy Disney merchandise now? The answer is the same. The cares? When will the theme parks open again? Where can I buy a frozen pizza for $45?

  6. That is sad. The Disney experience makes up for the overpriced toys. Everything else Disney does is special

  7. The staff have not been told about the store closings. It’s a terrible way to find out that your job won’t be around in a few months
    The staff should have been told first

    • It is completely unacceptable. I got in touch with some of my old staff members at Disney and they have no idea I am a former employee

      • Most of the Disney Stores have had three weeks notice, because Disney doesn’t admit the closing until the last minute

        Retail Insider has given all of the Ohanas a few months notice so that they have time to say goodbye

  8. This is very disappointing news. The Stores were the only places where you could find a good deal. Disney is too expensive with the delivery and fees. It’s not worth it. Another retailer has been taken by the Pandemic

  9. I tried to order a bathsuit shirt online. $65 for shipping in the US, like a joke? It costs $20 less to drive to the store than to ship. That is why they are dying brand

  10. I don’t think we can blame the epidemic. Everyone is using this excuse for everything. I agree that it is hurting business but I think it is unfair that the same business has been making huge profits for many years. The average person should be putting away emergency funds for when they need them, but they are not
    I think it is pure greed and simple, everyone has jacked up their prices, landlords have raised the cost of lease and consumers are fed up and are not willing to pay those prices, therefore the business’s are closing the doors. I overheard a guy today who said he was making four to four hundred and fifty percent profit off of the resells of a couple of shipments that were already in the market

    • I think you are confusing greed with capitalism, which was created by people. We created a system that leads to this. We are the cause. It is horrible that it happens but we can’t blame others when they have bowed down to capitalism and allowed it to perpetuate. People still use Amazon, people still buy Apple Products, people still line up at Walmart, and people complain about these companies, but they are 100% supporting them

    • You realize that the world outside is not all about straight, white, males, or that your ego is really that fragile, but you still think that the world is all about straight, white, males

  11. They should fix the issue with not shipping internationally with their site. Canadians can’t have things shipped to them

  12. Disney has done nothing to improve the online shopping experience for Canadians. Their shipping options are so expensive. We also pay duties. Really sad!

  13. They wouldn’t have suffered if they had more for adults. Adults collect Disney. Not everyone buys for children. I used to go once a month to buy something for my collection. They have nothing I would buy

  14. We are all in this together. Disney is all about profits. They knew they could go to the Disney store if they wanted to, so they didn’t care about the children who looked forward to shopping at a mall with their parents. They have nothing. Disney is killing the dreams of millions of children

  15. It is cool that they are closing the stores but they need to make a.ca site because buying from the US site will cost you more in taxes in Canada

  16. Very sad. We went to the Disney Store to buy gifts for our children. It is disappointing when we can’t go to the Disney parks. We will not be able to see them

  17. This is not good. Disney stores in Canada are closing. The shipping fees are expensive and people will not pay them. You can pick and see what you are buying at a Disney store. I have a Disney Christmas tree, but what happens to those who collect ornaments?

  18. It was horrible news. I love my local stores and was there all the time, talking to the staff, buying stuff, and browsing. We are losing the high-quality merchandise, but we are also losing the quality displays, the songs played overhead, and more. I used to love watching film clips on the wall, but now without warning, I will probably never see them again because they haven’t been showing it during the Pandemic

    My locations had a lot of poor staff, but this sucks for them because of the poor wages and treatment. More people are replaced by online shipping and people are wondering why the staff in other places are so tired

  19. I love Disney but the prices are the only thing that makes me love it. I am very upset that they are closing their stores. I went to the Disney store to look around and it made me happy. Each time I go, I buy something for myself or someone else. It seems like it is one sad thing after another

    • The Walt Disney Company has an update. They did not mention that they were closing all the stores. We are losing the location in Manitoba. The Polo Park Mall is closing. Other did not say so. The other 2 Canadian stores that were on the 60 North American closings were in Ontario and Alberta. We will have more information. If it was closing, it would have the Mickey symbol on it and say “Now it’s time to say goodbye!”

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