Our People Make the Difference
We get the big picture, while being practical. Unlike with most other retail consulting firms, our clients can relate well to our people due to the deep related retail experience we bring to their businesses. Our mission is singular: to identify the untapped pools of value at our retail clients, and then to support our clients to realize significant benefits by collaborating with them to effectively implement the changes.
Recent Speaking Engagements
Antony Karabus, our CEO, was the keynote speaker at the March 2015 University of Alberta’s School of Retailing Thought Conference. Antony’s remarks were focused on how Canadian Retailers have faced a dual onslaught from the steady stream of US and International entrants into the Canadian Retail Market, and the disruption resulting from the channel shifts from bricks and mortar to e-commerce and omni-channel.
Key highlights of Antony’s presentation included:
• The "performance bar" has been significantly raised and numerous retailers have gone out of business or been forced to restructure as they could not successfully transform their businesses to operate effectively in this new retail environment.
• Describing the attributes of what makes a “world class retailer” and sharing some notable examples of Canadian retail success stories, as well as selected world class retailer arrivals in Canada and their expected impact.
• The impact of an 80 cent Canadian dollar on retailers who import goods and what they actions they need to do to mitigate the effect of these currency issues.