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Separating Corona from the Coronavirus

Charles de Brabant, Executive Director of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, comments on the fine line that companies must walk when faced with unfortunate coincidences during global emergencies.

 

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Published: 18 Feb 2020

Professor Saibal Ray publishes new book

In his new book Channel Strategies and Marketing Mix in a Connected World, Professor Saibal Ray puts the spotlight on how the digitalization of the retail channel affects consumers, products, and sustainability.

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Published: 3 Feb 2020

Lowes Canada appoints new president

Executive Director of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management Charles de Brabant weighs in on Lowe’s decision to appoint Anthony Hurst as head of its Canadian division. Hurst was previously Senior Vice President of Strategy and Transformation of the American chain.

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Published: 3 Feb 2020

Consumers show a rising interest in retail events

As we see a growing interest in retail events, retailers are tasked with the challenge of finding new and exciting ways to draw in customers. The expansion of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales into a week-long event indicates that the retail industry is showing no signs of slowing down.

Published: 29 Nov 2019

Bensadoun School on the rising popularity of Black Friday sales

For many stores, Black Friday is now a week-long sale catering to the needs of both online and in-store shoppers. Professor Saibal Ray talks to Global News about the rising popularity of Black Friday sales and how the Bensadoun School of Retail Management is preparing the next generation of retailers to enhance the customer’s journey.

Published: 27 Nov 2019

Bensadoun School comments on closure of Lowes stores across Canada

Following the announced closure of 34 Rona and Lowes stores across Canada, Executive Director of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management Charles de Brabant joins City News to weigh in on the slow growth rate of the Quebec and Canadian markets.

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Published: 22 Nov 2019

The key to survival for brick and mortar retail stores

Charles de Brabant, Executive Director of McGill University’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management, explains why some brick and mortar retailers survive while others collapse as e-commerce rises.

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Published: 9 Oct 2019

A closer look at the Ste-Catherine Street overhaul

Charles de Brabant, Executive Director of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, comments on the ebbs and flows of Ste-Catherine Street – widely regarded as the heart of retail in Montreal.

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Published: 21 May 2019

New board members for Desjardins Group

Desjardins Group has elected five new members to its board of directors, including Marie-Josée Lamothe, Professor of Practice for the Bensadoun School of Retail Management and President of Tandem International.

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Published: 13 May 2019

BCom students take the competition by storm

Desautels BCom students Charlotte Gaillard, Monica Gudernatsch, and Anne Sophie Levee are the Canadian finalists in the 2019 L’Oréal Brandstorm competition, coming in victorious over 125 participating teams.

Published: 6 Mar 2019

Grocery stores for a more ethical world

While most will agree with making ethical food choices in theory, it remains difficult to sway consumers to change their buying behaviors.

For Professor Saibal Ray, Academic Director of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, the benefits must be apparent and immediate for the average shopper.

The key, he goes on to explain, is finding ways to save people time and money.

Published: 28 Feb 2019

Professor Yang invited to prestigious retail conference

Professor Nathan Yang will share his research as an invited speaker at the eTail 2019 Conference. The conference will take place over May 7-9, 2019 in Toronto.

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Published: 20 Feb 2019

A retail school with big plans for the future

An article in Bloomberg takes a closer look at the ways in which the Bensadoun School of Retail Management will prepare students to address successfully the retail challenges that are unfolding on a global scale.

“Today’s retailers are facing massive disruption as well as complicated social issues,” says Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, Dean of McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management. “In this environment, the traditional siloed way of thinking will no longer work.”

Published: 25 Jan 2019

Nine retail predictions that might surprise you

With 2019 on the horizon, Forbes has compiled a list of nine emerging retail trends to look out for; one of which will include the rise of the circular economy across operations, according to Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64), Executive Chairman and Founder of The Aldo Group Inc.

Published: 18 Dec 2018

Canada Revenue Agency announces the creation of an external advisory panel on service

Marie-Josée Lamothe, Professor of Practice at the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, has been named to the Canada Revenue Agency’s new advisory panel on service- an initiative to better understand the needs of Canadians and ensure an optimized client experience.

Published: 14 Dec 2018

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