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Key Takeaways – 7th Annual Consumer Products and Retail Summit

Posted in Events, Legislation, Retailing, Trade

McCarthy Tetrault’s 7th Annual Consumer Products and Retail Summit was held on February 23, 2017. Here are our key takeaways from the Summit:

Visions of the Changing Retail Industry

Erol Uzumeri, Searchlight Capital Partners

  •  The major trends impacting the consumer sector include: experience economy, digital disintermediation, silver economy, convenience, personalization and authenticity;
  • Successful retailers need to leverage their customer data to address consumers’ changing preferences;
  • Retailers need to carefully consider the investments required to create clear and differentiated positioning and cannot afford to remain stationary with the factors impacting the consumer sector on a daily basis.

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Takeaways – McCarthy Tétrault’s 6th Annual Consumer Products and Retail Summit

Posted in Branding, Competition, Distribution, Employment and HR, Events, Franchising, Real Estate, Retailing, Shopping Centres

McCarthy Tetrault’s 6th Annual Consumer Products and Retail Summit was held on February 25, 2016. Here are our key takeaways from the Summit, including practical tips from each of our topics:

Trends and Lessons Learned from Recent Retail Restructurings
Katherine Forbes and Mirella Pisciuneri, Richter Advisory Group

  • E-commerce is here to stay and is key to success, but only as part of a strategy combined with ‘bricks & mortar’ to create a customer experience
  • Vertical integration and comprehensive merchandise planning are critical for reducing costs and improving profit margins
  • Make the most of available consumer profile information, but be mindful
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McCarthy Tétrault’s 6th Annual Consumer Products and Retail Summit

Posted in Branding, Competition, Consumer Protection, Events, Product Liability, Real Estate, Retailing, Trade

McCarthy Tétrault’s multidisciplinary Consumer Products and Retail Group is hosting our sixth annual national McCarthy Tétrault Consumer Products & Retail Summit, which will provide practical tips to address timely issues facing retailers and consumer facing businesses today.

Richter Advisory Group Inc. will discuss key trends and lessons learned from recent restructurings in the retail sector.

This will be followed by our panels of experts who will discuss the following topics:

  • Real estate issues, including the impact of e-commerce on “bricks and mortar” and leasing strategies;
  • Recent developments in competition law, including compliance policies, the display of prices and current priorities
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Consumer Products & Retail Summit – Top Tips

Posted in Events, Retailing

McCarthy Tétrault LLP recently held its 5th annual National Consumer Products & Retail Summit. Topics included digitization and the changing path to purchase, the proposed Price Transparency Act and cross-border price discrimination, country of origin labelling, temporary foreign workers, dress codes and the lifecycle of a cybersecurity breach.

The summit offered an in depth review of these issues. The following are our top practical tips arising from the summit.

DIGITIZATION AND THE CHANGING PATH TO PURCHASE

1.   E-Commerce enables international expansion.  Retail stores have been closing in drastic numbers in Canada in the last three years. Foot traffic and mall … Continue Reading

McCarthy Tétrault’s 5th Annual Consumer Products & Retail Summit

Posted in Events, Retailing

We invite readers of the Consumer & Retail Advisor to join us at McCarthy Tétrault’s 5th annual national Consumer Products & Retail Summit on Thursday, February 26, 2015.

Designed for legal counsel and business leaders, the Summit will highlight the latest industry trends and legal developments facing the consumer products and retail sector. We will provide practical tips for addressing timely issues facing retailers and consumer facing businesses today.

This year’s keynote address will be presented by Andrea Ng, Manager, Omnichannel and Direct to Consumer at Deloitte. Andrea will be speaking on Consumer Evolution: How Digitization and the Changing Path … Continue Reading

Canadian Franchise Association 2014 National Convention

April 6-8, 2014 in Niagara Falls, Ontario

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The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) held its 23rd Annual National Convention this week from April 6-8 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. A number of members from the McCarthy Tétrault  Franchise & Distribution Group attended the convention.

This year’s convention offered comprehensive and focused programming on a broad variety of topics organized around operations, business development, and legal and management issues for established and new and emerging franchise systems.

Attendees had a choice of more than 40 educational sessions. Topics included:

  • Franchisee Selection and Franchise Sales
  • Franchise Financing
  • International Expansion and Growth
  • Brand Development and Brand Protections
  • The role and impact
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McCarthy Tétrault’s 4th Annual Consumer Products and Retail Summit

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The following event may be of interest to readers of this blog. We hope you will join us. If you would like to attend, please contact Sangeetha Karalamoorthy (skaralamoorthy@mccarthy.ca).

We are pleased to present our annual national McCarthy Tétrault Consumer Products & Retail Summit on Thursday, February 27th. Designed for legal counsel and business leaders, this session will feature the latest in industry trends and legal developments facing the sector. The Summit will provide practical tips for addressing timely issues facing retailers and consumer facing businesses today.

Hear leading practitioners speak on the following topics:

  • Trends
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