Executives should understand what data tells them about the present – and the future

Published: 2 May 2022

Data can tell you a lot about the current state of business, and what the future holds. That’s information that companies can use to make strategic decisions, and it is multiplying quickly. Up to...

High margin impulse buys can help retailers boost profits

Published: 22 April 2022

The check-out counter is the last place paying customers visit before they leave the store – and it is a retailer’s last chance to make a sale. The counter and the aisles that lead up to it are...

Tech companies are doing more international hiring – and paying engineers top dollar

Published: 12 April 2022

Technology has long had the capability to enable work from anywhere that has a solid internet connection – but many companies haven’t been willing to use it that way. Even tech companies that...

In-store shopping technologies can replicate the ease of online shopping

Published: 29 March 2022

Standing in a check-out line is the least pleasant part of the shopping experience – and it could become a thing of the past. New technology is allowing shoppers to make in-store purchases with...

Prof. Maxime Cohen to develop AI systems in healthcare

Published: 24 February 2022

Congratulations to Professor Maxime Cohen, Desautels’ Scale AI Chair in Data Science for Retail, on his recent appointment as ELNA Medical’s inaugural Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer. In his...

Prof. Maxime Cohen lands new role

Published: 17 March 2022

Canada’s largest integrated network of medical clinics is using technological innovation to improve the patient-physician experience, and Bensadoun School of Retail Management Prof. Maxime Cohen...

Professor Maxime Cohen Launches New Book

Published: 4 February 2022

Professor Maxime Cohen’s new book, Demand Prediction in Retail – A Practical Guide to Leverage Data and Predictive Analytics, co-authored with Arthur Pentecoste, Paul-Emile Gras and Dr. Renyu Zhang...

Promotion Optimization for Multiple Items in Supermarkets

Published: 8 June 2021

Authors: Maxime C. Cohen, J.J. Kalas, and G. Perakis Publication: Management Science, Volume 67, Issue 4, April 2021, Pages 2340-2364. Abstract:

The pace of technological innovation picks up in Canada’s retail sector

Published: 13 May 2021

The retail innovation lab at the Bensadoun School of Retail Management is redefining the way technology and consumer behaviour impacts the retail experience. Professor Maxime Cohen and Charles de...


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