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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