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Just six months into her term as chairman of the
board of retail council of canada (rcc), anna
Martini is establishing herself as a visionary, and a
dynamic leader for the retail industry.
SPeCial FRoM ReTail CoUNCil oF CaNada
Who is anna Martini?

one of the leading figures
in the Canadian retail landscape, anna Martini has
been President of Groupe
dynamite since 2004. Since
her arrival, the company,
whose Head office is located in Montreal, has grown
exponentially, tripling its
sales figure over the past
seven years.
a steadfast businesswoman with forward-thinking leadership,
anna distinguishes herself through her authenticity, generosity,
candid personality and tenacity. These characteristics contributed
to the expansion of Groupe dynamite, in both the North american
and international markets. The company now operates more than 280
stores in over 10 countries.
Prior to joining Groupe dynamite, anna was a partner at deloitte
& Touche where she served many clients in the retail and consumer
product sectors.
in 2010, anna received the title of Fellow from the ordre des Comptables agréés du Québec. during that same year, she also received the
award of distinction from the John Molson School of Business and was
named Personality of the Year in the category of Business by la Presse.
With several other distinctions, anna was honoured during the Gala
du Commerce which, in partnership with the HeC of the University of
Montreal, pays tribute to daring entrepreneurs and business people.
anna serves on several corporate and not-for-profit boards including the Board of Transcontinental inc., the Royal Victoria Hospital
Foundation and RCC's Board since 2007. She recently joined the Canadian Tire ReiT Board as chairman for its audit committee.
as RCC Chair, she has ensured that the association is present in all
regions of the country, providing advocacy and programs to small-,
mid- and large-sized retail members. She has also been passionate
about Pride in Retail, pushing RCC to promote the role of retail in
communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast.
Highly respected and incredibly talented, anna is a credit to the entire industry. Her dedication to RCC, wealth of knowledge and commitment to the needs of our members is unmatched and an integral
part of what makes the association great.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015

Publisher's Desk
Retail Currents
Retail: At Issue
Steeped in Success
Tips to Market on a Budget, Part 1 of 2: Digital Outreach
Celebrating 50 Years of Relevance and Growth
Frequent Flyers
Marketing to Millennials
CANEX: Extending Support through E-Commerce
Advertiser's Index
Retail Quick Tips
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - cover1
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - cover2
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 3
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 4
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 5
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - Publisher's Desk
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 7
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - Retail Currents
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 9
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 10
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 11
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - Retail: At Issue
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 13
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 14
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 15
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - Steeped in Success
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 17
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 18
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 19
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 20
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 21
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 22
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - Tips to Market on a Budget, Part 1 of 2: Digital Outreach
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 24
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 25
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 26
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 27
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - Celebrating 50 Years of Relevance and Growth
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 29
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 30
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 31
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - Frequent Flyers
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 33
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 34
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 35
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - Marketing to Millennials
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 37
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 38
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 39
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - CANEX: Extending Support through E-Commerce
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 41
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 42
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 43
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - 44
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - Advertiser's Index
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2015 - Retail Quick Tips
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