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.
Transactional Trends and Issues … Continue Reading
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:
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- 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
The past few years have presented challenging immigration law issues for both temporary foreign workers (“TFW”) and the Canadian companies that employ them. While there has been increased media spotlight on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (“TFWP”), new layers of regulation have made it more difficult for Canadian employers to source talent overseas, while some employers have difficulty identifying Canadians who possess specific skill sets or are willing to move to work locations in remote parts of the country.
Recent Changes to the TFW Program
Retail employers have arguably been particularly hard hit by these measures. … Continue Reading