Joe Keenan is the executive editor of Total Retail. Joe has more than 10 years experience covering the retail industry, and enjoys profiling innovative companies and people in the space.

Frank & Oak, a retailer of men's apparel and goods, implemented a tablet solution from Tulip Retail in its Toronto flagship store earlier this month. In this exclusive interview with Retail Online Integration, Ethan Song, CEO of Frank & Oak, and Ali Asaria, CEO of Tulip Retail, discuss how arming the store's sales associates with a mobile solution is helping affirm Frank & Oak's status as an emerging omnichannel brand.

As one retailer closes the book on its Canadian operations, another is writing its first chapter there. Japanese-owned specialty store Uniqlo said Monday that it will open two flagship locations in Toronto in fall 2016, its first stores in Canada. It then plans to expand its presence with a shop in Vancouver. "Entering the Canadian market is a milestone for the company and a significant step in our growth strategy," said Larry Meyer, CEO of Uniqlo USA and Canada.

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