Godiva To Shut Down All Standalone Stores Across Canada By End Of March 2021

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Godiva To Shut Down All Standalone Stores Across Canada By End Of March 2021

R.I.P. chocolate lovers! That's because the major chocolate retailer Godiva is shutting down numerous stores all over Canada.

The Belgian chocolate brand has decided to close all 11 of its standalone stores across the country by the end of March 2021, according to Retail Insider

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11 Standalone stores across Canada set to close

Godiva will be bidding farewell to stores located in provinces such as Ontario, B.C., Quebec and Manitoba.

Seven of the stores are located in Ontario alone, four of which are in Toronto.

The Toronto stores include CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, CF Fairview Mall and Scarborough Town Centre.

Ottawa will see two stores closing their doors in CF Rideau Centre and Tanger Outlets.

Mississauga's location at the Square One shopping centre will also cease operation.

British Columbia will be closing their Metropolis at Metrotown store in Burnaby as well as the one in CF Richmond Centre in Richmond.

In Quebec, Godiva at CF Carrefour Laval near Montreal will shutter and the same goes for the one in Manitoba's CF Polo Park shopping centre.

The brand reportedly planned to operate 400 stores in North America but COVID-19 changed that as they struggled to stay afloat citing a change in customers' "shopping behaviours."

The chocolate maker has reportedly announced that they'll be closing 117 stores in the U.S too. However, they'll be keeping their retail presence across Europe, the Middle East, and China per Retail Insider.

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