Chris Tarrant, Oberfeld Snowcap’s Managing Director – Real Estate Services, was quoted in the MAPIC Review article “Local Heroes” describing how the pick-up in the US and Canadian economy has benefited many first-to-market brands.

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Oberfeld Snowcap was mentioned in the LaPresse article “Brossard has its DIX30, Trois-Rivières has District 55” describing the new real estate project along Highway 55 in Trois-Rivières.

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Luc Lavigne, Oberfeld Snowcap’s Director, Client services, was quoted in the LaPresse article “More and more choices for the Greater Montreal” describing the current trends in the shopping centre development, as well as the changes in the consumer behaviour.

“The consumers want to be able to shop at SAQ, Costco and IGA closer to their homes; however, when shopping for clothes, they are willing to go a little further. The fashion becomes more focused. People will shop where there are more choices, more new arrivals, where they feel good and where the trend is”…

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Oberfeld Snowcap will be exhibiting for the second time at the MAPIC 2012 conference. The conference will be taking place in Cannes, France on November 14-16th at the Palais des
Festivales.

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All-Americas activity

Posted October 29th, 2012 in Oberfeld Snowcap in Media

This article was written by John Ryan and published in the October 2012 issue of Mapic Preview magazine.
For so long, American retail has been about the US and the US only. But with strong economic drivers in Canada and Brazil, the continent is becoming a broader retail market.

The struggle to attain scale in the super-sized markets of the Americas is a perennial one. In spite of the turbulent economic climate, Canada and the US remain the domain of relatively few players, which dominate regionally and, occasionally, coast-to-coast…

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Three years after the Montreal-based discount-store giant introduced items costing more than $1 to its shelves, those products now account for more than half of sales and have helped drive the retailer’s results and stock price to new highs, including a record close Wednesday on better-than-expected first-quarter results.

Now, the fast-growing retailer is set to increase its top price even further, to $3 from a current $2…

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Retail Rainmaker

Posted January 20th, 2012 in Oberfeld Snowcap in Media

This article appeared in Canadian Business Magazine in 1998, and aims to explain the functions of the retail consulting business and its implications in the marketplace.

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Setting Up Shop

Posted January 12th, 2012 in Oberfeld Snowcap in Media

Recession might be the first word that comes to mind when evaluating the retail market in the United States, but the same cannot be said of the Canadian market. While the recent financial crisis in the U.S. has had an effect in many countries across the world, there are a number of markets that are seeing significant growth, particularly the Canadian retail sector.

Canada has a stable economy and a strong dollar, and as a result, is seeing more retailers – from the U.S. and beyond – enter the marketplace. The influx of new stores and concepts is changing the face of Canadian retail.

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Oberfeld Snowcap was established over 30 years ago and has grown into one of the leading real estate advisory companies in Canada. RLI speaks to Executive Vice Presidents Chris Tarrant and Jim Murdoch about how the business has grown and its plans moving forward. – Retail & Leisure International (www.rli.uk.com ) – November 2011

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Created by Cadillac Fairview in 1997, the Achievement in New Retail Concepts (ARC) Awards celebrate excellence in Canadian retail innovation. In 2004, Ted Oberfeld and Seymore Obront were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Canadian retail industry…

Cadillac Fairview 7th ARC Award, 2004

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