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A new retail school at McGill

Gulf News reports on the newly announced Bensadoun School of Retail Management, a game-changer for a retail sector in the midst of reinvention.

“At a time of massive change in the retail industry worldwide, the industry has seen unprecedented change in the last decade with the rise of e-commerce and the fall of formerly invincible category leaders.

Published: 6 Dec 2018

What’s in store for the future of retail

Breakfast Television speaks with Bensadoun School of Retail Management’s Marie Josée Lamothe and Desautels BCom student Charlotte Gaillard about the changes unfolding in the global retail industry and how McGill is shaping the future of this vital economic sector.

Published: 29 Nov 2018

Shoppers hit the stores with sights set on bargains

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become synonymous with frenzied shoppers looking to get the best deals on their favorite products.

In light of their growing appeal, Professor Saibal Ray charts the development of these major shopping events, particularly within the Canadian market.

Published: 27 Nov 2018

Insights into the changing face of retail

On one of the biggest shopping days of the year, Professor Saibal Ray, Academic Director of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management joins Global News Morning to explore the unique opportunities that the school will bring for students and researchers interested in the evolving retail sector.

Published: 23 Nov 2018

The timely introduction of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management

On the occasion of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management’s inauguration, Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64) sits down with BNN Bloomberg to explore how retailers can better serve today’s consumer, as well as the interdisciplinary approach that the new school will take to respond to challenges in the retail world.

Published: 20 Nov 2018

A new retail school at McGill, a game-changer for the world

The inauguration of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management took place on November 16, 2018.

In the presence of the School’s founding partners, government dignitaries, and leadership from McGill’s community, Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64) shared his vision for the school as one that will reinvent the playbook for retailers worldwide.

Published: 20 Nov 2018

Management Dean’s perspective on the retail landscape

Dean Isabelle Bajeux joins CTV News to shed light on the changes unfolding in the retail industry and how, drawing from the interdisciplinary strengths of McGill, the Bensadoun School of Retail Management is poised to make a significant impact.

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Published: 20 Nov 2018

What the Bensadoun School of Retail Management will bring

With the official launch of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management (BSRM), The Business of Fashion explores how the new school will address the dramatic shifts in the retail landscape through a highly interdisciplinary approach.

Published: 16 Nov 2018

Open for Business: McGill University’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management dedicated to the future of retail

Interdisciplinary teaching and research hub equips next generation of leaders to promote sustainable retail practices

At a time of significant transformation in the retail industry worldwide, the newly opened Bensadoun School of Retail Management (BSRM) at McGill University will act as a hub in the heart of Montreal for students, researchers and practitioners to work collaboratively towards addressing the host o

Published: 16 Nov 2018

Marie-Josée Lamothe joins Lightspeed board

Professor of Practice at the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, Marie-Josée Lamothe, joins the Lightspeed board of directors during a time of pivotal growth for the company.

Lamothe joins alongside two other members who each bring extensive experience working in the retail and technology industries.

Published: 14 Nov 2018

Why a retail management school? Why now?

La Presse interviews Desautels professor of practice Marie Josée Lamothe and BCom student Françoise Dondo as they share how the new Bensadoun School of Retail Management will equip students with the skills needed to thrive in the ever-changing retail industry.

Published: 7 Nov 2018

ALDO Group mixes shoes and social justice

With shoe stores in more than 100 countries, ALDO Group is the first fashion footwear company to offset all of its carbon emissions - and is proud of it.

CEO David Bensadoun traces the company’s strong social conscience back to his father, Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64) who founded the company decades ago.

Published: 28 Sep 2018

The future of retail: Not as grim as you might think

If the media tends to focus on major store closures as a sign of a retail industry in turbulence, an article in Les Affaires sheds light on some of retail’s success stories, such as Simons.

The author also points to the Bensadoun School of Retail Management as a place for training leaders that will be able to thrive amid rapid changes in retail.

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Published: 14 Jun 2018

RILA joins forces with the Bensadoun School to tackle retail’s grand challenges

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), in partnership with the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, have announced their first-ever (R)Tech Global Retail Challenge – a case competition that seeks to address the complex issues facing the global retail industry.

The case competition will ask students around the world to develop creative ideas for reshaping retail in the circular economy and will culminate with a world-class finale in November at McGill.

Published: 6 Jun 2018

Canada Goose sets up shop in China

Canada Goose, the upscale outerwear brand, announced that it will open two locations this fall in China: a Hong Kong flagship outlet in October, followed by a store in Beijing the following month.

In light of this news, Charles De Brabant (BCom'83), Executive Director of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, posits that the history of counterfeiting Canada Goose products in China might have contributed to their massive market appeal.

Published: 1 Jun 2018

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