McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Mon, 07/15/2024 - 16:07

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

Pricing models for fitness memberships often hide hidden fees

Published: 15 July 2024

Gym memberships come with varying price tags and fee structures that can be confusing. Often, a membership contract can come with unanticipated charges. In addition to monthly fees, some charge for...

Even in challenging times for department stores, Quebec-based Simons is expanding

Published: 9 July 2024

The rise of e-commerce decimated the business of department store chains, with names like Nordstrom pulling out of Canada altogether. But, department store chain Simons recently announced it is...

Temu’s low prices are drawing in consumers despite product quality issues

Published: 14 March 2024

The online marketplace Temu, launched in 2022, has become one of the most downloaded apps in North America. The platform is known for ultra-low prices, though the quality and safety of the products...

New Royalmount real estate development will bring greater luxury retail options to Montreal

Published: 13 November 2023

Among the low-rise industrial buildings that line the northern end of Décarie Boulevard, a major new shopping centre is taking shape. The $7-billion Royalmount luxury retail and lifestyle centre is...

Bensadoun School of Retail Management Road Shows work with businesspeople in rural Quebec

Published: 10 October 2023

The way that we shop is changing, and for small- and medium-sized enterprises, it can be challenging to keep up with the pace of innovation. But the Bensadoun School of Retail Management (BSRM) is...

Consumers take time to adapt to frictionless check-out technology

Published: 22 August 2023

Technologies like artificial intelligence are changing the way we shop. But change can be intimidating, and people can be reluctant to adopt it. The Bensadoun School of Retail Management’s Retail...

Vaudreuil-Soulanges entrepreneurs connect with BSRM researchers to learn retail best practices

Published: 20 April 2023

About sixty entrepreneurs from Vaudreuil-Soulanges region joined Desautels faculty and staff for a conference on best practices in retail.

Shift to shorter commercial leases creates niche for temporary pop-up activities

Published: 20 April 2023

E-commerce has made it possible to order almost anything online, but that has made it more challenging for brick-and-mortar retailers to attract shoppers and with more stores sitting vacant, some...

The novelty of celebrity collaborations can drive sales, build brands

Published: 6 July 2022

For years, paparazzi have been clicking candid shots of Justin Bieber cradling Tim Hortons coffee cups, but it still came as a surprise to see Biebs Brew become an official menu item at Canada’s...


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