Canadian Retailer - July/August 2010 - (Page 4)

| publisher's desk Celebrating Retail ecognition. It’s something that all too often isn’t offered to those who deserve receiving it. And it’s something that, unfortunately, is lacking in nearly every department at every workplace within every industry in the country. We as professionals, on the best of days, simply have a tendency to, not necessarily overlook achievement and success, but to take it for granted as an expected outcome of our day-to-day business and ongoing initiatives. At Retail Council of Canada, we are at the epicentre of the retail industry. Everyone at the association has the privilege and opportunity to engage with the many retail touch-points involved, from suppliers and vendors to the many professionals spread across multiple departments, who comprise every retail organization of every size and format in every region and province across the entire country.We are fortunate enough to be in the position to serve and interact with our members every day, and believe that recognition and reward for achievement and success is not only necessary, but critical to the continued growth and progression of the retail industry in Canada. That’s why each year RCC honours retail’s groundbreakers and innovators at the Excellence in Retail Awards (ERA) as part of STORE – Canada’s annual retail conference. Within this issue of Canadian Retailer we celebrate achievement across all aspects of retail operations, by highlighting the award winners in every category including in-store merchandising, online retailing, employee development, health and safety, loss prevention, marketing and advertising, store design, technology innovation, and three subcategories of corporate social responsibility – community, global and environment. We also pay tribute to some of retail’s most respected leaders: the Distinguished Canadian Retailer of the Year, the Lifetime Achievement recipient, the Canadian Retail Hall of Fame Inductee, and the recipient of the Ambassador Award. I R Success and Innovation JULY/AUGUST 2010 | VOLUME 20 ISSUE 4 publisher Diane J. Brisebois a s s o c i at e p u b l i s h e r Bill Yetman v i c e - p r e s i d e n t, m e m b e r s h i p Andrew Siegwart editor-in- chief Sean C. Tarry (416) 922-0553, ext. 286 art director urge all of you to read our special STORE coverage, and to congratulate all of the award recipients and everyone else who helps make the retail industry the number one industry in Canada.You're truly a special group of people. I’d also like to thank all of the sponsors who helped make STORE 2010 such a wonderful event and phenomenal display of retail excellence and innovation, the many gifted speakers who kept audiences engaged both during and after each session, and, of course, the many delegates from all across the country who attended. STORE is your conference. Without you, staging an event like this simply wouldn't be possible. I hope to see you and your teams at next year’s conference on June 6-7, 2011. Also within this issue of Canadian Retailer is extensive content to help you and your human resources teams, including articles focusing on succession planning, coaching and mentoring, the importance of leveraging Canada’s increasingly diverse workforce, as well as an interview with Ferio Pugliese regarding WestJet’s people promise, and a comprehensive HR forecast which highlights all of the top of mind issues affecting HR professionals today. Please enjoy this special edition of Canadian Retailer and, as always, send your comments and suggestions concerning our coverage to Scott Newlands contributors Camilla Cornell, Denise Deveau, Andrew Hind, D’Arcy Jenish, Eve Lazarus, Michale McKinnon, Robert Price, Kelly Putter, Helen Racanelli, John Schofield, Rosalind Stefanac d i r e c t o r o f p u b l i c at i o n s Bob Phillips project manager Kim Davies sales manager Cathie Filyk cfi editorial office 1255 Bay Street, Suite 800 Toronto, Ontario M5R 2A9 Phone: (416) 922-6678 Fax: (416) 922-8011 a d v e r t i s i n g/ p r o d u c t i o n o f f i c e Naylor (Canada), Inc. 100 Sutherland Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 3C7 Phone: (800) 665-2456 Fax: (800) 709-5551 Canadian Retailer is published six times each year by Retail Council of Canada. Members receive complimentary copies of the magazine with membership. The annual subscription rate for non-members is $36.75 + tax. Publication Mail Agreement No. 40063389 Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: Circulation Department 1255 Bay Street, Suite 800 Toronto, Ontario M5R 2A9 We welcome your article suggestions and any photographs pertaining to retailing in Canada. Please note the opinions expressed in Canadian Retailer do not necessarily reflect those of Retail Council of Canada. For article reprints, contact Naylor (Canada) at 1-800-665-2456 or visit articlereprints.asp. Diane J. Brisebois President and CEO Retail Council of Canada 4 | canadian retailer | july/august 2010 |

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Retailer - July/August 2010

Canadian Retailer - July/August 2010
Publisher’s Desk
Shop Talk
In Your Best Interest
Store Design
Retail: At Issue
HR Trends
HR Development
HR Profile
People Management
Store Conference 2010
Advertisers’ Index
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Canadian Retailer - July/August 2010