Canadian Retailers Get Engaged at STORE 2012

Industry Leaders Gather in Toronto at Canada's Retail Conference

TORONTO, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Media are invited to join top retail executives at STORE 2012 - Canada's Retail Conference, and gain a greater understanding of how the power of engagement is shaping today's retail. STORE 2012 takes place June 4-5, 2012 at the Toronto Congress Centre.

"Engagement is at the centre of all things retail. Whether engaging corporate head office, frontline staff, strategic partners, the consumer, the latest technologies or the communities you serve, consistent engagement is critical to the growth and success of any retail operation," said Diane Brisebois, President and CEO, Retail Council of Canada.  "At STORE 2012 we'll share how powerful a business tool engagement can be in helping to recruit and retain top talent, enhance the customer experience, improve environmental impact and understand what employees and customers expect from retailers."

Featuring innovative, information-packed sessions and learning opportunities, STORE 2012 is the must attend event of the year for retailers and suppliers across Canada. Over 700 retail executives, management teams, suppliers and vendors attend the annual two-day event, providing them with the rare and valuable opportunity to network with a diverse group of industry leaders.

STORE 2012 Conference Highlights

Access to Industry Leaders and Innovators:

STORE 2012 features an exciting speaker line-up of some of Canada's top retailers and experts, including:

  • Shelley Broader, President & CEO, Walmart Canada Corporation
  • Bonnie Brooks, President, Hudson's Bay Company and Lord and Taylor
  • John Gerzema, Global Chief Insights Officer, Young & Rubicam Companies & President, Brand Asset Consulting
  • Jim Treliving, Chairman & Owner, Boston Pizza International Inc.
  • Stephen Wetmore, President & CEO, Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited

Celebrating Retail Achievements - Excellence in Retailing Awards

This event will feature special awards that commemorate the industry's most remarkable leaders and recognize the accomplishments of this year's most innovative retail organizations. Additional award categories include Lifetime Achievement Award, Distinguished Canadian Retailer of the Year, Retail Ambassador and Canadian Retail Hall of Fame.  The Excellence in Retailing Awards Dinner takes place on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the North Hall at The Toronto Congress Centre.

About Retail Council of Canada

Retail Council of Canada ( has been the Voice of Retail in Canada since 1963.  RCC is a not-for-profit, industry-funded association representing more than 43,000 store fronts of all retail formats across Canada, including department, specialty, discount, and independent stores, and online merchants.

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SOURCE Retail Council of Canada

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To RSVP: Media are invited to attend STORE 2012. For more information, contact: Corina Profiti, (416) 694-2777, ext. 223, e-mail:


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