This week Craig & Lee talk about the new CHANEL boutique in Calgary. The discussion touches upon the history of CHANEL boutiques over the past decades, Holt Renfrew’s positioning of the concession and the strategy involved by the luxury retailer.
This week Craig & Lee talk about the recent bankruptcy protection filing announcements and Canada Goose’s latest announcement. The discussion touches upon Bestseller, Comark, and SAIL’s latest filings for bankruptcy protection as well as Canada Goose’s continued shift to direct-to-consumer sales.
An off-schedule podcast discussion with Lynda Murray, the Chief Marketing Officer at ShipperBee. Ms. Murray explains how ShipperBee transforms parcel delivery without changing consumer behaviour while improving or customers business results, customer experience and our environment.
An off-schedule podcast discussion with Ramesh Venkat and Mark Innes from David Sobey Centre for Innovation in Retailing and Services. Mr. Venkat and Mr. Innes discuss the latest research for Canadian retailer responses to COVID-19 and the Rise Again Retail virtual executive education program at the David Sobey Centre for Innovation in Retailing and Services.
This week Craig & Lee talk about the COVID-19 re-opening retail announcements as well as the closure announcements. Reopenings included IKEA, Nordstrom and Holt Renfrew while the closures ranged from Victoria Secret (L Brands), Reitmans, Stokes and Nando’s.
An off-schedule podcast discussion with Dr. Rahul Kushwah, the Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at PredictMedix Inc, an artificial intelligence (AI) company. Dr. Kushwah discusses the retail uses PredictMedix AI could bring to retailers for screening for COVID-19 and social distance enforcement.
An off-schedule podcast discussion with Charles de Brabant, the Executive Director at Bensadoun School of Retail Management at McGill University. Mr. de Brabant discusses the long road ahead to a recovery in the Canadian retail industry amid weak consumer confidence, as well as what the future may hold as we begin to settle into a ‘new normal’.
An off-schedule podcast discussion with George Minakakis, the Chief Executive Officer at Inception Retail Group Inc. Mr. Minakakis discusses the lead up to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) shutdowns, the current view of Canadian retail and overseas retail perspective on COVID-19 behaviors.
An off-schedule podcast panel discussion with Carl Boutet, the Chief Strategist and Board Advisor for Studio RX for retail strategies. Mr. Boutet discusses how the COVID-19 (coronavirus) shutdowns are having a profound effect on the Canadian retail industry, including the demise of struggling chains as well as an acceleration of innovations that were already in the works.