The Challenge

The New
Frontier of Retail

The Bensadoun School of Retail Management at McGill University and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) are excited to tackle the pressing issues impacting retail, sustainability, the circular economy and the Grand Challenges facing our societies through this innovative retail case competition. It will equip teams to find solutions through innovative and forward-looking perspectives. This competition will showcase some of the ways to achieve the future of retail from the next generation of industry leaders.

Each participating university can select 1-2 student teams under the guidance of a relevant faculty advisor. These teams will be charged with finding solutions to accelerate young consumers’ participation in scalable circular economies for retail and consumer products.



"Since its inception, RILA and the RIC have been focused on helping retailers solve grand retail challenges and drive their businesses into the future. We are thrilled to partner with McGill University and universities across the globe.

We are confident this competition will open students to the opportunities within retail and foster meaningful solutions that can help shape the future of our industry and its contribution to the circular economy."

Erin Hiatt
Senior Director, Sustainability & Innovation

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