Canadian Retailer - Spring 2015 - 29
To gain insights on the state of Canadian grocery,
Canadian Retailer talked to three leading industry
analysts: Carman Allison, VP, Consumer Insights,
Nielsen Canada; Ryan Brain, Partner, Deloitte; and
Dean Hillier, President, A.T. Kearney Ltd. (Canada)
and Global & Americas Practice Leader, Consumer
Industries and Retail. Here are the highlights of
Carman Allison serves as VP of Consumer Insights for
Nielsen Canada. Carman has his finger on the pulse of
the CPG landscape and is relied on by manufacturers and
retailers to provide them with the consumer insights they
need to make strategic and impactful business decisions.
Carman is an expert in the areas of consumer shopping,
industry trends and buying and media consumption behaviours and attitudes.
Ryan Brain is a Partner at Deloitte and leads the firm's
Consumer Business practice across Canada, which includes its Retail, Consumer Products, and Travel, Hospitality and Leisure sectors. Ryan has worked with a series of
retailers in Canada and globally, across various concepts
and retail channels.
Dean Hillier is a partner with A.T. Kearney, where he leads
the Consumer Products & Retail Practice, both globally
and in the Americas. Dean is an experienced leader in
industry and management consulting with senior executives and their teams, including extensive work in Canada,
the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe. His
areas of expertise include retail operations, merchandising
effectiveness, organization transformation, procurement,
and cost reduction.
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