This week on Retail Pulse Check, industry experts Craig Patterson and Stephen O’Keefe discuss Walmart’s recent multi-billion dollar investment into its Canadian operations, how the ‘defund the police’ movement could impact Canadian retail, and the intricacies of navigating the mask mandate that has been implemented in certain parts of the country.
This week on Retail Pulse Check, Craig Patterson and Stephen O’Keefe discuss the current state of the Canadian retail landscape, emerging industry trends in a post-COVID world, the visible and ever-evolving consumer habits, best practices for retailers who wish to grow their omnichannel presence, and tips on how best to prepare for a potential second wave of COVID-19.
This week on Retail Pulse Check webinar, Craig Patterson and Stephen O’Keefe are joined by Jordan Karp, Executive Vice President and Head of Canadian Retail Services at Savills Canada, to discuss real estate queries amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
This week on Retail Pulse Check, Craig Patterson and Stephen O’Keefe are joined by industry expert and HR specialist, Suzanne Sears. A portion of the conversation focused on the employee/employer relationship in terms of best procedures for keeping everybody safe as the economy slowly reopens. Sears talked about dealing with employee fear and resistance when returning to the workplace, creating a safe working environment and employers’ responsibilities to do so, and the importance of building trust between both parties as everyone begins the transition back to the ‘new normal’. Patterson and O’Keefe also discussed the future of ecommerce post-COVID, the changing dynamics within enclosed retail environments such as shopping centres, and the significance of eliminating ambiguity when it comes to relaying necessary protocols to consumers and staff alike.