Canadian Retailer - November/December 2011 - (Page 20)

| RETAIL LEADERS PERSPECTIVES KPMG 2011 Executive Roundtable New horizons: How Canadian retailers are innovating for the future C anadian Retailer magazine is once again pleased to present our annual Executive Roundtable in partnership with KPMG. The focus of this year’s discussion was on innovation within the industry and ways to leverage opportunities and mitigate challenges to ensure continued success and growth. Participants on this year’s Roundtable include: Willy Kruh (moderator), Global Chairman, Consumer Markets, National Leader, High Growth Markets Canada, KPMG; Brent Trepel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ben Moss Jewellers; Anna Martini, President, Groupe Dynamite Inc.; Ethel Taylor, President, Black’s Photo Corporation; Tony Hernandez, Director, Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity, Ryerson University; Robert Lemoine, Vice President, Retail Operations and Food Management Division; and Jim Black, Chief Information Officer, The Source. WILLY KRUH (MODERATOR) Global Chairman, Consumer Markets, KPMG KPMG operates in 32 offices in Canada as well as in 148 countries, with more than 113,000 professionals . KPMG is increasingly the business adviser of choice to many Canadian and international retailers. Our retail practice consists of a multidisciplinary team of audit, tax and advisory partners and professionals across Canada, the United States and worldwide. KPMG's relationship within the retail industry is marked by a total commitment to serving leading public and privately held retail clients and providing the utmost value in these complex and constantly changing markets. www.kpmg.ca JIM BLACK CIO, The Source by Circuit City Building on 40 years of leadership in consumer electronics, The Source is one of Canada's largest retailers with approximately 700 locations nationwide. All stores offer a wide selection of brand name consumer electronics for communications, computing, video and audio. The Source features the full range of Bell products, including Bell TV, Bell Internet, Bell Home Phone, Bell Small Business Solutions, and mobile products and services from both Bell Mobility and Virgin Mobile Canada. www. thesource.ca DR. TONY HERNANDEZ Director, Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity, Ryerson University The Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity (CSCA) is a non-profit research unit based at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. The Centre studies private-sector economic activities that deal directly with consumers, including retailing, various services, financial institutions, and the developers who create the physical infrastructure of malls and offices. CSCA provides a research focus for members of the retail and development sectors and facilitates the discussion of issues of mutual concern, the exchange of ideas, and the development of a network of professional contacts. csca.org 20 | canadian retailer | holiday 2011 | retailcouncil.org/cdnretailer http://www.kpmg.ca http://www.thesource.ca http://www.csca.org http://www.retailcouncil.org/cdnretailer

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Retailer - November/December 2011

PUBLISHER’S DESK
SHOP TALK
MOBILE RETAIL
LEADERSHIP SERIES
SPECIAL: FROM THE PRESIDENT
RETAIL LEADERS PERSPECTIVES
THE CONSUMER
HUMAN RESOURCES
RETAIL REAL ESTATE
RETAIL MARKETING
ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

Canadian Retailer - November/December 2011

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