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Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ow, Canada: U.S. retailers get the cold shoulder

This May 10, 2012 photo shows a Canadian Tire store in North Vancouver, British Columbia. For years, Canadians would cross the border to the U.S. to shop at Target. Exporting its cheap chic there seemed like a no-brainer. But a year after opening more than 100 stores north of the border, Target has found business isn’t so easy. Canadian Tire, which operates nearly 500 stores in the country and stocks housewares, barbecue grills and other items besides tires, has increased its marketing and deepened its assortment of home décor and other areas. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward) -- NYBZ102