David Sobey Centre

David Sobey Centre for Innovation in Retailing and Services

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Retail Executive Leadership Program



The Retail Executive Program is the key to gaining new perspectives into the most important retail trends, developing strategic thinking skills, enhancing leadership qualities and leveraging analytics for performance improvement.

Please download the Retail Executive Leadership Program brochure here for more details. Call us at 902-496-8272 for further consultation and pricing.

Reporting on Results           

Quarterly Report December 2015.

Recent Events

To learn more about our events and news, follow the links.

Doug Stephens, CEO of Retail Prophet, is a world-renowned retail futurist. Doug was on campus on March 7th, 2016 to facilitate a session with the faculty members associated with the David Sobey Centre. The focus was on retail innovation.

Andy Gross, retired CEO of Giant Tiger, a national Canadian retail chain, was a guest of the David Sobey Centre on March 7th, 2016.  He spoke about leadership and strategy in front of an audience consisting of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and retail executives from different companies.


Dr. David Sobey and Dr. Julie Toskan-Casale with students of the Sobey Business School. The students were successful competitors in one of the David Sobey Centre Live Case Competitions. See more photos in our gallery.

The David Sobey Centre held its first Advisory Council meeting on March 7th. The Advisory Council consists of retail executives from leading Canadian companies.