PETERS – Nostalgia is powerful but is it enough to sustain a Zellers revival?

THE NEWS OF THE ZELLERS REVIVAL engendered such an excited response this week, you would think this place was retail utopia.

Unique products at rock-bottom prices in a pleasant environment.

It’s puzzling, really.

For Kamloops residents, Zellers doesn’t have a lot going for it anymore.

It has a name, it has a logo and it has a sketchy-looking bear mascot named Zeddy who doesn’t wear pants, like a discount Winnie the Pooh.

And it has one more thing: memories.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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1 Comment on PETERS – Nostalgia is powerful but is it enough to sustain a Zellers revival?

  1. Robert George // August 21, 2022 at 1:28 PM // Reply

    Zellers had a great coffee shop.they hired older ladies and it was the only place you could buy Skipbo a new very good very fun game. Like Kresges Woolworths, Sears,and Woodwards, it was an institution.We’re old folks,quite old actually and our world has all but disappeared.

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