This virtual awards ceremony is presented by the David Sobey Centre for Innovation in Retailing and Services at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University:
The National Retail Innovation Awards is a time to celebrate the achievements of Canadian retailers who have demonstrated innovation and excellence in the industry. This year, the award categories reflect the triumph of retailers who were able to pivot their businesses to adapt to the global pandemic in the form of:
- Retail Business Model Innovation
- Retail Technology Innovation
- Community Service Innovation
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Doug Stephens, Founder, Retail Prophet
Doug Stephens is one of the world’s foremost retail industry futurists. His intellectual work and thinking have influenced many of the world’s best-known retailers, agencies and brands including Walmart, Google, Home Depot, Disney, BMW, Coca Cola and Intel. Doug is also listed as one of the industry’s top 5 global influencers by Vend.com.
He is the author of two groundbreaking books and is the nationally syndicated retail columnist for CBC Radio. Doug also sits on the advisory council for the David Sobey Centre for Innovation in Retailing and Services.
His unique perspectives on retailing, business and consumer behavior have been featured in many of the world’s leading publications and media outlets including The New York Times, The BBC, Bloomberg Business News, TechCrunch, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company.