A smart city—supported by digital solutions to enhance food access and mobility—is a healthy city. That’s the thinking behind the Implementing Smart Cities Interventions to Build Healthy Cities (SMART) Training Platform co-led by McGill, the University of Guelph and the University of Manitoba.
In episode 3 of The ‘New Normal’ hosted by Dave Kaufman, Professor Yu Ma discusses how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected our relation to grocery stores, how shopping has changed in the last year, and what can be done from a technological perspective to improve the shopping experience and perhaps even help the consumer make more informed and healthie
Professor Yu Ma, Academic Director of the Master of Management in Retailing (MMR) program, weighs in on the ongoing impact of the pandemic on Canadian retail trends, particularly the steep rise in e-commerce. From his perspective, the convenience of online shopping comes at the expense of the social aspect that encourages customers to spend their money in-store.
Only 30 percent of Canada’s small business are hitting normal sales numbers as the second wave of the pandemic crashes into their bottom line. According to Professor Yu Ma, Academic Director of the Master of Management in Retailing, nothing short of digital transformation will equip these businesses to survive.
The retail industry is rapidly evolving under emerging technologies and shifting consumer demands. Discover how the new McGill-Bensadoun Master of Management in Retailing will prepare the next generation of retail leaders to shape the future of this exciting, in-demand industry.
The new Master of Management in Retailing (MMR) program is the latest offering by the Bensadoun School of Retail Management (BSRM) at McGill University.
Yu Ma, Academic Director, and Anwar White, Program Director, discuss the MMR program ahead of its launch in fall 2021.
New research from Prof Yu Ma suggests there are opportunities for marketers to encourage healthier shopping among warehouse store customers.
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