Saibal Ray

One year later, COVID-19 still disrupting supply and demand

Published: 18Mar2021

According to Professor Saibal Ray, most companies were ill-prepared to deal with the surging demand for essential goods after the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020....

Mass vaccination possible for Canada despite supply shortage

Published: 22Feb2021

As Canada struggles with a shortage of vaccine doses, Professor Saibal Ray says the government has an opportunity to get a mass vaccination plan in place by the time the supply chain stabilizes....

Package-free stores aim to eliminate waste

Published: 3Feb2021

A new wave of sustainability-focused retailers are embracing a package-free retail trend to minimize the environmental impact of shopping for groceries and everyday goods....

Pfizer delay causing vaccine shortage in Quebec

Published: 21Jan2021

Quebec will receive only half of the expected Pfizer-BioNtech vaccines by February 8th due to strategy adjustments made by production facilities in Europe. Accelerated vaccine deliveries are...

McGill University and Alimentation Couche-Tard launch unique laboratory store to propel retail industry and customers into the future

Published: 14Jan2021

Partnering with Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the new retail innovation lab at McGill’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management will enable ground-breaking research and test innovations, including...

Avoiding a vaccine vial shortage

Published: 14Dec2020

The launch of the largest vaccination campaign in history involves the mass production of medical vials constructed out of borosilicate glass.

Restaurant automation gains new appeal during pandemic

Published: 14Dec2020

As social distancing measures remain in replace across Canada, consumers are flocking to buy automated food and drink kiosks for fresh, made-to-order food and beverages with little to no human...

Logistical challenges stand in the way of COVID-19 vaccine

Published: 11Dec2020

Professor Saibal Ray, Academic Director of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, describes the daunting complexity involved in ramping up the first round of COVID-19 vaccine production. From...

Retail for a post-COVID world

Published: 7Dec2020

Professor Saibal Ray weighs in on the strategies that will propel retailers to success in a post-pandemic landscape where the optimal customer experience is a frictionless experience. As the...

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