The Chamber partnered with Ocean 100/Hot 105.5 to host a roundtable discussion on emerging issues in the retail sector with Chamber members. Approximately 50 members from the retail sector attended the discussion, as well as members who volunteered as facilitators and members of the Board of Directors.
Each table discussion was lead by a volunteer facilitator. Emerging themes from the discussions included: minimum wage increases; the shift toward online and mobile sales; tax rates; human resource challenges; and sector support.
Prior to the roundtable discussion beginning, the Director of the Atlantic division of the Retail Council of Canada, Jim Cormier presented to all attendees about the changing landscape of retail in Canada. A special thank you to the event’s volunteer facilitators: Jennifer Evans, Ocean 100/Hot 105.5 (Host); Michael Drake, McInnes Cooper; Jeff Mackenzie, Confederation M&A; Cam Beach, Canadian Tire #020; Mike Savidant, Sign Craft.
Jim Cormier, Atlantic Director of the Retail Council of Canada and Jennifer Evans, GCACC 1st Vice-President and General Manager at Ocean 100/Hot 105.5.