More from Anwar White's Recent Media Coverage


Uptick in back-to-school spending

Across Canada and the U.S., schools are opening their doors for in-person learning, causing a spike in back-to-school revenues that retailers haven’t seen since before the pandemic. Anwar White, Program Director of the Master of Management in Retailing, predicts that parents will spend more money than usual on supplies in their eagerness to give their children a normal back-to-school experience.

Published: 8 Sep 2021

Discovering a new normal in retail

As national borders and business doors open once again, retail experts are taking a careful look at how this newfound freedom and mobility impacts consumer behaviour.

Published: 28 Jun 2021

Luxury retailer embraces athleisure during pandemic 

Menswear retailer Harry Rosen Inc. built its brand by dressing Canadian men in tailored designer suits, but the mass exodus from offices and boardrooms across the country during the pandemic sent demand spiraling downward. In response, Harry Rosen expanded its casual collections and made a foray into the male grooming and personal care product arena.

Published: 27 May 2021

Canada’s fashion retailers are under pressure to go green

For Canada’s fashion retailers, reinvention is critical to success in a business landscape where consumers are becoming more aware of the impact of the fashion industry on global climate change and other forms of environmental degradation.

Published: 28 Apr 2021

Preparing future retail leaders for post-pandemic world

Anwar White, Program Director for the Master of Management in Retailing (MMR) program, recently joined “The Voice of Retail'' podcast with Michael LeBlanc to discuss everything from the Faculty’s new retail innovation lab to future directions in retail.

Published: 18 Mar 2021

Canadian retailers in turmoil as pandemic lockdown continues

The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced thousands of retailers across Canada to shut their doors during the holiday season. Some will never open them again. Anwar White, Program Director, Master of Management in Retailing, puts the struggle that retailers are facing into context and points to a silver lining.

Published: 10 Dec 2020

Quebecers adjust to an unusual holiday season

Anwar White, Program Director of the Master of Management in Retailing, weighs in on current shopping trends in Quebec as the COVID-19 pandemic casts a shadow over the holiday season. From a growing trend toward e-commerce to in-store pickup, shoppers seek a balance between health concerns and convenience as they adapt their holiday plans to a new reality.

Published: 7 Dec 2020

As the retail industry evolves, so too does retail education

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.

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Published: 13 Nov 2020

Omnichannel strategy essential for retailers during holidays

Anwar White, Program Director of the Master of Management in Retailing (MMR), weighs in on the efforts of leading retailers to capture the attention of consumers during the holidays. He explains why an omnichannel engagement is critical to driving sales as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shake up the retail landscape, and why the MMR is ideal for budding retail leaders.

Published: 11 Nov 2020

Meet the MMR program directors

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.

Published: 14 Oct 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Get the latest Covid-19 updates and learn what to expect for McGill’s return to campus this Fall, 2021.

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