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A closer look at the Ste-Catherine Street overhaul

Charles de Brabant, Executive Director of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, comments on the ebbs and flows of Ste-Catherine Street – widely regarded as the heart of retail in Montreal.

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Published: 21 May 2019

New board members for Desjardins Group

Desjardins Group has elected five new members to its board of directors, including Marie-Josée Lamothe, Professor of Practice for the Bensadoun School of Retail Management and President of Tandem International.

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Published: 13 May 2019

Rethinking retail amid dizzying change

In an opinion piece for The Globe & Mail, Dean Isabelle Bajeux spotlights some of the innovative practices that retailers are using to remain relevant amid a shifting retail landscape.

If there is a common theme in all of this, for Dean Bajeux, it is the focus on improving the shopping experience.

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Published: 28 Feb 2019

Grocery stores for a more ethical world

While most will agree with making ethical food choices in theory, it remains difficult to sway consumers to change their buying behaviors.

For Professor Saibal Ray, Academic Director of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, the benefits must be apparent and immediate for the average shopper.

The key, he goes on to explain, is finding ways to save people time and money.

Published: 28 Feb 2019

Professor Yang invited to prestigious retail conference

Professor Nathan Yang will share his research as an invited speaker at the eTail 2019 Conference. The conference will take place over May 7-9, 2019 in Toronto.

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Published: 20 Feb 2019

A retail school with big plans for the future

An article in Bloomberg takes a closer look at the ways in which the Bensadoun School of Retail Management will prepare students to address successfully the retail challenges that are unfolding on a global scale.

“Today’s retailers are facing massive disruption as well as complicated social issues,” says Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, Dean of McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management. “In this environment, the traditional siloed way of thinking will no longer work.”

Published: 25 Jan 2019

Nine retail predictions that might surprise you

With 2019 on the horizon, Forbes has compiled a list of nine emerging retail trends to look out for; one of which will include the rise of the circular economy across operations, according to Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64), Executive Chairman and Founder of The Aldo Group Inc.

Published: 18 Dec 2018

Canada Revenue Agency announces the creation of an external advisory panel on service

Marie-Josée Lamothe, Professor of Practice at the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, has been named to the Canada Revenue Agency’s new advisory panel on service- an initiative to better understand the needs of Canadians and ensure an optimized client experience.

Published: 14 Dec 2018

How sustainability catalyzes new programs

Universities are actively rethinking their programming to include a strong focus on sustainability; one such example is the newly launched Bensadoun School of Retail Management, which will aim to foster sustainable consumption and healthy societies through research and teaching.

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Published: 11 Dec 2018

A new retail school at McGill

Gulf News reports on the newly announced Bensadoun School of Retail Management, a game-changer for a retail sector in the midst of reinvention.

“At a time of massive change in the retail industry worldwide, the industry has seen unprecedented change in the last decade with the rise of e-commerce and the fall of formerly invincible category leaders.

Published: 6 Dec 2018

What’s in store for the future of retail

Breakfast Television speaks with Bensadoun School of Retail Management’s Marie Josée Lamothe and Desautels BCom student Charlotte Gaillard about the changes unfolding in the global retail industry and how McGill is shaping the future of this vital economic sector.

Published: 29 Nov 2018

Shoppers hit the stores with sights set on bargains

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become synonymous with frenzied shoppers looking to get the best deals on their favorite products.

In light of their growing appeal, Professor Saibal Ray charts the development of these major shopping events, particularly within the Canadian market.

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Published: 27 Nov 2018