on the Upcoming Retail Council of Canada's Loss
By Stephen O'Keefe, Vice President, Operations
Retail Council of Canada
We are days away from Retail Council of Canada’s
Loss Prevention Conference. Our outstanding agenda
kicks off with a series of roundtable discussions.
The roundtable topics have been selected by LP
professionals and will have a dual benefit. Firstly
they will allow for peer to peer dialogue on topics
of interest to them. Secondly, these discussions
will ensure RCC is positioned to respond to some of
the major LP industry issues. These discussions will
set RCC’s LP agenda in the coming year.
The 2012 Shrinkage Survey preliminary report,
conducted by PricewaterhouseCooper will be released
on Day 1 as well. PwC will use 2008 comparative
results to present the data to delegates. While I
can’t disclose any information, I can say that some
of the trends will be of great interest to many
RCC and our Conference Planning Committee of LP
industry professionals worked closely together to
identify timely issues and the most appropriate
speakers to deliver that important content. We did
this to ensure that the conference was as relevant
as possible to delegates.
Our "exhibit hall" is made up of 28 vendors. We
limited the number to 28 in order to provide an
intimate setting and a chance for delegates and
vendors to delve into industry issues and solutions.
Once again this year TYCO with its Sensormatic brand
is the Presenting Sponsor of this event.
Online registration for this event will be closed on
Monday September 10 at 12:00 pm EST. We hope you
will join us for a day and a half of
thought-provoking speakers, engaging content and
excellent networking opportunities.
You can access more information about the event at
The PQ’s victory "may seal the deal against
Lowe’s expression of interest in Rona," Credit Suisse
analyst Gary Balter wrote. "Combined with the negative
reaction by many shareholders and opposition from Rona
franchisees, this deal is looking very unlikely." Here's a
Canadian Province who once tried to split from Canada and
become their own nation in recent times. They're extremely
prideful and proud of their French heritage, as they should
be, and coming to do business there in the Canadian Push is
one thing but trying to buy one that doesn't want to be
bought may be an entirely different matter as Lowe's is
finding out. It'll never happen. Just a thought for this
Quebec's premier-designate moves to block "foreign
companies" takeovers - casting a shadow over the proposed
$1.8 billion takeover of Quebec home improvement retailer
Rona Inc. by U.S. giant Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Canada's Darling - Lululemon Athletica Inc. looking to grow
by selling more children's clothes in its Ivivva Athletica
stores. With seven locations
across Canada, including a brand new outlet in Winnipeg,
Ivivva is now expanding to the U.S. This month, five opened
in locations south of the border, including one across from
the Children’s Museum of Manhattan in New York.
Push - Seems like they're doing the same thing the U.S. is
doing - crossing the border for growth.
With Lululemon, Joe Fresh, Nygard, and an HBC division set
to compete with Bed Bath & Beyond - all growing in the U.S.
In ten years the border will be mostly invisible for trade -
as it should be.
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