George Minakakis

Amazon Announces Significant Expansion in Canada, will Hire 15,000 Employees and Increase Wages

The Seattle-based retail behemoth continues to gain market share in Canada as it significantly bolsters its employee base.

Why Fewer Physical Stores Makes Sense for Retailers Amid a Shift to Digital: George Minakakis

The retail expert explains how shifting consumer preferences are changing the way retailers need to look at footprints.

The Unintended Consequences of a Pandemic and the Planning of a Retail Recovery: OpEd

Industry expert George Minakakis provides an overview of what might be in store for Canadian retailers this decade amid uncertainty.

Second Round of Pandemic Lockdowns Could See 225,000 Small Businesses Close in Canada

Experts say that there is still room to pivot at a challenging and uncertain time.

Large Retailers to Come Out Ahead as COVID-19 Hits Smaller Businesses Hard: Expert

George Minakakis says that about half of all small and mid-sized businesses are at risk and many will fail in the coming months.

Retailers in Canada Must Address Changing Consumer Habits Amid Coronavirus Isolation: Expert

George Minakakis says that retailers will have to adapt as consumers shift away from physical retail, which will also hit landlords in a big way.

Canadian Retail and Technology: A Perfect Pair or Doomed to Fail?

In the last decade, technology has both increased competition and become an internal transformational juggernaut to stay competitive, according to expert George Minakakis.
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