Canadian Retailer - Spring 2011 - (Page 6)

| storefront shop talk RETAIL COUNCIL OF CANADA ANNOUNCES KEY STAFF APPOINTMENTS ith the introduction of Retail Council of Canada’s (RCC) new Grocery Division, and in an effort to support the association’s advocacy efforts with respect to the Canadian grocery sector, the association has made the announcement of four key staff appointments. These new members of RCC’s staff, highlighted below, will be charged with communicating with external stakeholders within the grocery sector and leading the Division toward its goals and objectives, creating a stronger voice for the Canadian retail industry as a whole. DAVID WILKES D S Senior Vice President, Grocery Division W Aside from heading RCC’s Grocery Division, David’s direct responsibility within the ass sociation is with respect to supply chain issues. In addition, David will also be working with s senior association staff to manage key grocery sector priorities related to environment and f food safety. Prior to joining RCC, David was the Senior Vice President of Trade and Business Development f for the former Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors. He has also served as the President o of the Coffee Association of Canada, and served within the Ontario Government for six years w where he worked as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade. David is active in several community associations including serving on the Board of Governors of George Brown College. FRÉDÉRIC ALBERRO Vice President, Quebec Frédéric’s role within RCC’s Grocery Division is to promote and protect the interests of Quebec retailers. Operating out of RCC’s Montreal office, he is in charge of all RCC operations in Quebec. Frédéric possesses a vast amount of experience in public affairs and economic development. Prior to joining RCC, Frédéric served as Vice-President, Quebec, for the former Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors. He has also worked as Economic Adviser for two Quebec Prime Ministers, Mr. Lucien Bouchard and Mr. Bernard Landry. Frédéric started his career as a consultant in international affairs for the Ministère de l’Industrie, du Commerce, des Sciences et des Technologies in Quebec, and was section chief of former Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard’s trade mission in China, bringing Frédéric to the position of Special Adviser to the Executive Committee for the Centre de coordination des projets économiques majeurs. Frédéric is also a member of the Canadian Public Relations Society, and sits as a director on numerous boards. J JACKIE CRICHTON Vice President, Food Safety and Labelling Jackie’s responsibilities within RCC’s Grocery Division include addressing all issues, challenges and opportunities with respect to food safety and labeling. Prior to joining RCC, Jackie served within a similar role as Vice President Food Safety and Labelling with the former Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors. During her career Jackie has provided quality assurance, food safety and regulatory affairs expertise to supermarkets, restaurants, production facilities and warehouse and distribution centres within the grocery sector. Jackie is also involved on a number of boards, groups and committees related to food safety and health within the Canadian food industry. 6 | canadian retailer | spring 2011 |

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Retailer - Spring 2011

Canadian Retailer - Spring 2011
Table of Contents
Publisher’s Desk
Shop Talk
Mobile Retail
Leadership Series
In Your Best Interest
RCC Forms New Grocery Division
The Titans of Mobile
Promoting Your Brand in the Digital Age
We’re Number 1
Virtually Revolutionizing Online Behaviour
Back to Front
Trending Consumer Behaviour… Online
Dissolving Borders
Advertisers’ Index
Have Your Say

Canadian Retailer - Spring 2011