Media Advisory - Retail's biggest players coming to STORE 2013 - Canada's Retail Conference

TORONTO, May 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Media are invited to join top retail executives at Canada's largest industry conference and explore the Evolution of Retail with fresh research, innovative ideas and an outstanding line-up of Canadian and international retail game-changers. Presented by Retail Council of Canada (RCC), this annual event attracts over 800 retail executives, suppliers and vendors to the Toronto Congress Centre.

What: STORE 2013 - Canada's Retail Conference

When: June 3-5, 2013

Where: Toronto Congress Centre, North Building, 650 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON

Conference Highlights

The biggest names in retail

  • Domenic Pilla, President & CEO, Shoppers Drug Mart Corp.
  • Jim Sinegal, Co-Founder & Director, Costco Wholesale Corp.
  • Annie Young-Scrivner, President, Starbucks Coffee Canada
  • Tony Fisher, President, Target Canada
  • Karen McKibbin, President, Nordstrom Canada
  • Vicente Trius, President, Loblaw Companies Ltd.

The latest trends and research into shopper buying habits

  • Corrine Sandler, Fresh Intelligence explores Showrooming: The Good, the Bad and the Opportunity.
  • David Donnan and Mike Moriarty, A.T. Kearney discuss how consumers are impacting the Canadian Food Sector.
  • Noah Genner, BookNet Canada debates The Future of Bookselling with Canadian booksellers and publishers.

For a complete list of speakers and sessions, visit

Grocery & Consumer Goods Leadership Symposium, in partnership with Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC)
For the first-time at STORE, industry leaders in grocery and consumer packaged goods discuss and debate the trends, challenges and opportunities facing the industry, including health & wellbeing, obesity, local procurement, the connected consumer and more.

Celebrating the best in books, consumer products and retail innovation

  • Monday June 3, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM. Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Awards: Recognizing the exceptional achievements of Canadian publishers, editors, authors and booksellers. Lifetime Achievement Awards being presented to award-winning author and master storyteller Alice Munro and to Jack Rabinovitch, Founder of the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
  • Tuesday June 4, 5:15 PM - 9:00 PM. Excellence in Retailing Awards: Celebrating the industry's most remarkable leaders including 2013 Distinguished Retailer of the Year Stephen Wetmore, President & CEO, Canadian Tire Corporation; Canadian Retail Hall of Fame Winners, Alasdair J. McKichan, John Williams, Senior Partner, J.C. Williams Group, John Torella, Senior Partner, J.C. Williams Group; and Ambassador Award Recipients Paul and Gleniss Thomey, That Pro Look.
  • Wednesday June 5, 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM. 20th Annual Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards: Honouring the best consumer products of the year in 26 food, non-food and private label categories. Special presentation to John F.T. Scott, President and CEO, Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG).

About Retail Council of Canada
Retail Council of Canada ( is the Voice of Retail. Founded in 1963, RCC is a not-for-profit association which represents more than 45,000 stores of all retail formats, including department, grocery, independent merchants, regional and national specialty chains, and online merchants.

SOURCE: Retail Council of Canada

For further information:

Devon Pool
Retail Council of Canada
416 467-3759

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