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FEATURES

CANADIAN RETAILER WINTER 2016
T H E H U M A N R E S OU RC E S I S S U E

ASSOCIATION UPDATE

9 EXPANDED OFFERING

RCC and Retail Advertising and Marketing
Canada merge, offering RCC members specialized
marketing expertise.
ASSOCIATION UPDATE

10 RCC APPOINTS NEW BOARD CHAIR AND

VICE-CHAIR
Michael Medline, president and CEO, Canadian
Tire Corporation and Grant Froese, chief operating
officer, Loblaw Companies Ltd., assume new roles on
RCC's board of directors.

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LEADERS IN RETAIL

13 COFFEE, EGGS AND IKEA

IKEA Canada CEO Stefan Sjostrand speaks about
the company's exciting new journey as part of RCC's
2015 Leaders in Retail Breakfast Series.
CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

14 CONTENT-RICH CONFERENCES INSPIRE

RETAILERS IN VANCOUVER AND QUEBEC
RCC's Retail West and DTLQC conferences in
Vancouver and Montreal offer delegates a wealth
of best practices to compete in today's
omnichannel world.
CANADIAN GRAND PRIX AWARDS

16 THE SUBMISSIONS ARE IN

RCC's 2015 Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards
are just around the corner, and companies have entered
products for a chance to claim some of the spotlight.

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EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

20 FREEDOM OF IDENTITY

Protection of employees' rights in the workplace is a
top priority for any retail human resources manager,
including the rights of transgender employees.
CULTURE

26 TALENT SHOWS

Positive company culture often leads to retail success.
But what exactly do leading retailers look for from
their talent in order to maintain that culture?
RECRUITING

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30 WINNING THE WAR OF FIT

Find out how some retailers are using a multi-prong,
multi-layered, multimedia approach to best their
competitors in the recruiting war.
RETAIL CONSULTING

36 CONSULTING ON THE FUTURE OF RETAIL

University of Alberta's School of Retailing
Consulting Group helps to shape the experiences
of tomorrow's leaders.

DEPARTMENTS
4 PUBLISHER'S DESK
6 RETAIL CURRENTS
8 UNDER THE BANNER
12 AT ISSUE
18 INDUSTRY RESEARCH
34 ADVERTISER'S INDEX

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016

PUBLISHER'S DESK
RETAIL CURRENTS
UNDER THE BANNER
EXPANDED OFFERING
RCC APPOINTS NEW BOARD CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR
AT ISSUE
COFFEE, EGGS AND IKEA
CONTENT-RICH CONFERENCES INSPIRE RETAILERS IN VANCOUVER AND QUEBEC
THE SUBMISSIONS ARE IN
INDUSTRY RESEARCH
FREEDOM OF IDENTITY
TALENT SHOWS
WINNING THE WAR OF FIT
ADVERTISER'S INDEX
CONSULTING ON THE FUTURE OF RETAIL
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - ebelly1
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - ebelly2
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - cover1
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - cover2
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - 3
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - PUBLISHER'S DESK
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - 5
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - RETAIL CURRENTS
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - 7
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - UNDER THE BANNER
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - EXPANDED OFFERING
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - RCC APPOINTS NEW BOARD CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - 11
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - AT ISSUE
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - COFFEE, EGGS AND IKEA
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - CONTENT-RICH CONFERENCES INSPIRE RETAILERS IN VANCOUVER AND QUEBEC
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - 15
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - THE SUBMISSIONS ARE IN
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - 17
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - INDUSTRY RESEARCH
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - 19
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - FREEDOM OF IDENTITY
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - 21
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - 22
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - 23
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - 24
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - 25
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - TALENT SHOWS
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - 27
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - 28
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - 29
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - WINNING THE WAR OF FIT
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - 31
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - 32
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - 33
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - ADVERTISER'S INDEX
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - 35
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - CONSULTING ON THE FUTURE OF RETAIL
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - 37
Canadian Retailer - Winter 2016 - 38
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