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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.