Canadian Retailer - Spring 2015 - 5
an analyst's perspective
the 2015 food & Grocery roundtable gains the thoughts and insights of some of the
country's top grocery experts concerning the state of the industry and some of the
challenges and opportunities faced by canadian grocers. page 28
16 leading partnership
FOOD AND GROCERY ROUNDTABLE
Collaborations between Retail Council of Canada
and top Canadian universities are helping to ensure
food safety for consumers across the country. They
are also improving the association's ability to research and analyze key trends within the industry.
MYSTORE: RETAILER'S GUIDE
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21 tips to Market onrelationships 2 oF 2:
Independent retailers are competing with online
box stores, international independents and wellconnected networks that allow artisans to sell
directly to consumers. But going shopping still has
allure, and retailers who can market themselves
smartly have a better chance of standing out from
the clutter and thriving.
25 Bilder & de clercq: an innovation in eating
Bilder & De Clercq is a different kind of grocery
store than most Canadians will encounter on their
way home from work. It's a do-it-yourself-but-wemake-it-easy style of grocery store that is garnering
notice around the world.
28 taking inventory landscape is forever
The Canadian grocery
changing. And innovative grocers are always creating ways to enhance their offering. Find out from
industry experts where the challenges and opportunities are, and how the best are upping their games
to strengthen relationships with customers.
34 Managing number of practical and effective
There are a
permission-management approaches retailers and
other businesses can follow in order to become
CASL-compliant before the 'real' teeth of CASL
come into effect in 2017. Find out what they are.
38 kronos: serving up Fresh workForce
Staying competitive in a retail market facing increasing competition, high employee labour costs,
and the need for a positive customer experience
requires a fresh look at workforce management
strategy. Calgary Co-op, the largest cooperative
food retailer in Calgary, Alberta, has done just that.
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