Desautels Dean on retail changes and opportunity

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou
Published: 6 June 2017

In a recent op-ed for the Montreal Gazette, Desautels Dean Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou discussed the seismic changes that have affected the retail sector over the past thirty years.

Lately, Montreal’s local landscape has seen the closure of big-name brick-and-mortar stores, while next-generation concepts like Frank + Oak have shaken the whole paradigm. Online shopping isn’t exactly going away, either.

Prof. Bajeux-Besnainou says that McGill is ideally positioned to help retail players meet the challenges of today’s changing markets, pointing to the new retail management school being established thanks to a $25 million donation from the Bensadoun Family Foundation.

Read more in the Montreal Gazette


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