Integrated Management Student Fellowship (IMSF) at the DataSphere Lab: Shaping Tomorrow's Leaders

This year, the DataSphere Lab was privileged to welcome two exceptional students through the Integrated Management Student Fellowship (IMSF) program: Chloe You, a third year student studying Finance and Statistics, and Ruo-Ying, a Business Analytics major.

Published: 2 May 2024

Embracing Retail Innovation: McGill University’s Master of Management in Retailing Explores Dubai

McGill University’s Master of Management in Retailing (MMR) students have returned from an enlightening journey through Dubai's dynamic retail landscape. Led by industry experts, the week-long study trip provided unparalleled insights into retail strategy and innovation in the Gulf region.

Published: 26 Apr 2024

Temu’s low prices are drawing in consumers despite product quality issues

The online marketplace Temu, launched in 2022, has become one of the most downloaded apps in North America. The platform is known for ultra-low prices, though the quality and safety of the products it sells are sometimes suspect.

Published: 14 Mar 2024

Montreal’s La Vie en Rose is wise to take a gradual approach to U.S. expansion

Lingerie retailer La Vie en Rose operates in 20 countries, but they haven’t expanded to the neighbouring United States – until now. The Montreal-headquartered company is opening three stores in New York state, with an eye cast toward operating nationwide one day. But with a more crowded market for lingerie in the United States, they’re taking a cautious approach.

Published: 20 Feb 2024

Businesses would benefit from deeper understanding of artificial intelligence

Generative AI has recently garnered significant attention, yet many individuals possess only a superficial understanding of the technology, as outlined by Professor Maxime Cohen in an open letter published in Le Devoir.

Published: 6 Feb 2024

In times of crisis, there can be benefits to diversifying messages across different social media accounts

We live in an age of information, and we’re able to obtain it through many different channels. During disasters, many people turn to social media, and there is an orthodoxy in the field of crisis communications that organizations should speak in a consistent voice across different accounts and platforms. But Changseung Yoo is challenging that notion.

Published: 30 Jan 2024

Small businesses can also benefit from AI

Big businesses are deploying artificial intelligence to streamline their supply chains, cut labour costs, and better understand their customers. For small- and medium-sized enterprises, keeping pace can be a daunting task.

Published: 30 Jan 2024

Local bakery works with the Bensadoun School of Retail Management to guide move to check-out automation process

The pandemic hit many businesses hard, and the artisanal bakery and café Mamie Clafoutis was one of them. Their seven locations in Montreal and Ottawa were forced to reduce their hours to one shift per day. As they’ve emerged from the storm, they have sought ways to keep their costs low, and one of them is by automating checkout.

Published: 19 Jan 2024

Holiday grocery price freeze includes more products this year, but long-term affordability solutions needed

This year, Canada’s large grocery chains are freezing the price for a greater variety of items than usual before the holidays. While 10-15% more products are included in the freeze this year, the true test of affordability will come later. “How high will grocery prices be when the price freeze ends?” asks Professor Saibal Ray in an interview with CBC Radio’s As It Happens.

Published: 30 Nov 2023
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