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One Week Way: Leaders in Retail Breakfast Events Featuring Canadian Tire and Loblaw

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Direct access to senior leaders from Canada’s biggest retailers is the hallmark of Retail Council of Canada’s exclusive Leaders in Retail Breakfast Series. These events provide access for vendors and suppliers to hear directly from senior retail executives about their business strategies and future plans – without retail competitors or media in the room.

Next week, the final two events in RCC’s 2019 series will feature two powerhouse retail companies whose influence is far reaching across Canada: Canadian Tire Corporation on December 10th, and Loblaw Companies Limited on December 12th.

Both events will take place at the Delta Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre. Take full advantage of networking opportunities as team members from these companies will also be present to answer questions from attendees.

On December 10th, vendors and suppliers will hear first-hand insights from Canadian Tire Corporation’s Executive Vice-President of Retail, Allan MacDonald. This is the ideal event for those looking to expand their business – not only into home improvement and hardware retail, but sporting goods, clothing and apparel as well.

Allan is responsible for nearly 1,700 Canadian Tire retail outlets across Canada, as well as Mark’s and FGL Sports’ businesses (Sport Chek, Atmosphere, National Sports, Hockey Experts, and Nevada Bob’s Golf among others). Allan’s reach covers Canadian Tire Corporation’s high-quality product assortments and world-class brand marketing, private label portfolios, stores and eCommerce channels, and fostering relationships with Canadian Tire’s Associate Dealers. The chance to hear Allan’s perspective on retail in Canada is one that shouldn’t be missed.

For the first time ever, the December 12th event will feature a panel with four senior leaders from Loblaw’s Customer Executive Team:

·       Garry Senecal, Chief Customer Officer, Loblaw

·       Christine Farrugia, Vice President, Customer Centre of Excellence

·       Uwe Stueckmann, Senior Vice President, Marketing

·       Herman Paek, Senior Vice President, Loblaw Digital

As one of Canada’s largest grocery and pharmacy retailers, Loblaw Companies Limited’s portfolio includes more than 2,000 retail outlets across Canada (notable chains include Shoppers Drug Mart, T&T Supermarket, Fortinos, Provigo, Real Canadian Superstore, Zehrs, no frills, to name a few) and the popular private label brands, President’s Choice, Joe Fresh, no name and Life. Those in attendance will be inspired to expand their business potential as they hear an in-depth conversation about the customer’s influence on eCommerce, grocery, pharmacy, healthcare, merchandising and more.

To register for these events, visit RetailCouncil.org/leaders. Individual tickets are available, but vendors and suppliers can receive a 10% discount when they register five or more team members.

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