MONTREAL, Feb. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Retail Council of Canada (RCC) is proud to welcome Marc Fortin as the new President, RCC-Quebec. Until recently, he was the President & CEO of Distribution Canada Inc (DCI). He brings more than 25 years experience as a sales & marketing professional experience gathered in CPG companies or as a consultant through his own firm, StratMk. He also held executive positions at the National Convenience Stores Distributors Association (NACDA), which he presided for many years; at Molson, where he led a major restructuring of the Sales, Marketing and Category Management departments; Canada Bread, as their Director of Innovations, Regional Brands and US Business Development; Borden-Catelli, Maple Leaf and Kellogg's where he restructured portfolios and brands re-establishing brand equity, profitability and sales volume. He holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing and Economic sciences from the University of Montreal.
Marc will be a great asset representing RCC's members' interests to government, media and other stakeholders in the province.
Nominations RCC-Quebec Board of Directors RCC is also happy to announce the nominations of Marie-Claude Bacon, Senior Director, Corporate Affairs Department at Metro inc. and Thierry Lopez, Marketing and Corporate Affairs Manager, Quebec at Best Buy Canada, as president and vice-president respectively on RCC Quebec's Board of Directors.
About RCC RCC is the main organisation strongly advocating for retailing in Québec as well as in Canada, to advance, promote and protect the interests of its members. It is one of the largest not-for-profit, industry-funded association representing the complete range of retailers of all formats across Canada, no matter their size and mission, whether they are brick-and mortar or online merchants.
RCC proudly represents more than 45,000 storefronts in all retail concepts, a third of them operating in Québec. The provincial teams build a strong countrywide network that tackles municipal, provincial and federal issues through a global approach. Its comprehensive vision and strong membership position it as a key stakeholder.
Retail is Canada's largest private employer with over 2,1 million Canadians working in our industry. In Québec, the retail sector provides more than 475 000 jobs, i.e. 11 % of the workforce, generates annual sales estimated at $109 billions and represents an economic activity estimated at 5 % of the Québec GDP.
SOURCE Retail Council of Canada
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