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Michael Medline in conversation with Hollie Shaw: A candid stand for retail’s future

Amidst the unparalleled challenges, diverse perspectives, and exciting opportunities in the retail sector, Retail Council of Canada is hosting a standout networking breakfast as part of the highly popular In Conversation With Retail Leaders in Canada series. This latest installment will feature a candid discussion with Michael Medline, president and CEO of Empire Company Limited and Sobeys Inc. Scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, 2024, from 7:30-9;15 a.m. ET, at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre, 655 Dixon Rd. in Toronto, it’s an especially relevant event for retailers and the vendor and supplier community.  

Titled ‘Standing Up for Our Industry this session will feature an interview with Medline, renowned for his straightforward and passionate defense of the grocery sector and be moderated by Hollie Shaw, former Financial Post retail reporter celebrated for her incisive questions and keen analysis, the conversation is set to be both enlightening and provocative. 

This discussion will delve into key topics shaping the future of retail, such as the implementation of the Grocery Code of Conduct, the enhancement of fairness and transparency in business negotiations, and the role of the government in the retail sector. 

Medline, renowned for his frankness, has been a vocal advocate for the Grocery Code of Conduct and is not one to shy away from rebuking politicians, pundits, and media for unfounded criticism of grocers. Participants can anticipate a session filled with his straightforward and insightful commentary.  

This In Conversation with Retail Leaders in Canada breakfast is an extraordinary opportunity to directly hear from and engage with Medline, one of Canada’s preeminent business leaders. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain unrivaled perspectives and be part of a pivotal dialogue steering the future of retail in Canada.  

Tickets are available for purchase, with a 20 per cent discount for groups of five or more. This is a not-to-be-missed chance to be part of a conversation that truly matters. 

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