Bensadoun School of Retail Management

Delve: Could New Algorithms Ensure Everyone Pays Fair Prices Online?

Published: 19May2022

Dynamic pricing algorithms set the prices we pay online—and few rules govern how they work. Even if an algorithm doesn’t ostensibly consider race at all, research shows that it can be biased and...

Ultra-fast fashion company Shein has grown rapidly, but product quality could limit growth

Published: 18May2022

You might not know Shein’s brand, but chances are you’ve seen their clothing. The Chinese fast fashion company has quickly and quietly grown into an e-commerce giant. Shein targets young shoppers...

Professor Maxime Cohen makes Poets&Quants 2022 Best 40-Under-40 MBA Professors list

Published: 16May2022

Poets&Quants has named Professor Maxime Cohen to its annual Best 40-Under-40 MBA Professors of 2022 list. The influential business school news site annually recognizes professors under the age...

The pandemic forced brick and mortar retailers like ALDO to reimagine what a physical retail space can be: CEO David Bensadoun

Published: 11May2022

The pandemic hit brick and mortar retailers hard. Lockdowns pushed consumers toward e-commerce websites. ALDO was forced to close more than 250 stores, but it rapidly pivoted its business model to...

Executives should understand what data tells them about the present – and the future

Published: 2May2022

Data can tell you a lot about the current state of business, and what the future holds. That’s information that companies can use to make strategic decisions, and it is multiplying quickly. Up to...

Prof. Maxime Cohen named as SCALE AI Research Chair in Data Science for Retail

Published: 14Dec2021

Congratulations to Professor Maxime Cohen, co-director of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management’s retail innovation lab, for being awarded the SCALE AI Research Chair in Data Science for Retail...

High margin impulse buys can help retailers boost profits

Published: 22Apr2022

The check-out counter is the last place paying customers visit before they leave the store – and it is a retailer’s last chance to make a sale. The counter and the aisles that lead up to it are...

Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) & Bensadoun School join forces

Published: 11Mar2022

A generous donation from the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) will support the Retail Innovation Challenge at the Bensadoun School of Retail Management by contributing to the development of the...

Turning a new leaf in the service industry

Published: 17Mar2022

Workers in the service industry have often endured low wages, few benefits, and poor treatment. The pandemic has changed what they are willing to accept, and employers can no longer afford to treat...

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