(Apr 5 /18) New Product Competition 2018 Results
The team behind Surround Shower emerges as the winner of the 2018 New Product Competition, securing $10,000 in seed funding.
(Feb 2 /18) Retail Live Case Competition 2018 Results
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Retail Live Case Competition: Majed Askari, Alex Heighton, Shaheen Alasmar and Evan Higgins. This would not have been possible without our retail partners Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market and Charm Diamonds.
(Dec 12 /17) Retail Live Case Competition 2017-18
Grab this opportunity to work on real challenges facing a local retailer. Decent cash prizes up for grabs, and experience that would look great on your resume.
(Oct 7 /17) Retail Week 2017
From October 2nd to 6th, the David Sobey Centre marked the National Retail Week, celebrating alongside the Ted Rogers School of Management and the University of Alberta. Students used this opportunity to network, learn and be inspired.
(Jul 19 /17) MoU Signing with Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market
The David Sobey Centre formalized its partnership with the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market on the 19th of July, 2017
(Jul 11 /17) Endowment Committee Meeting
The Centre held its annual meeting with its Endowment Committee to provide a report on the past year's achievements, and plans for the coming year.
(Mar 30 /17) New Product Competition 2016-17 Results
The creators of the inventory tracking technology, Blu Shell, emerged as the winners of the 2016-17 New Product Competition
(Mar 23 /17) Distinguished Retailer Speaker Series - David Segal
Co-founder of DavidsTea, David Segal, spent time at Saint Mary's University on March 23rd talking about his entrepreneurial journey and the many lessons learned along the way
(Mar 17 /17) Retail Concept Competition 2016-17 Results
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Retail Concept Competition: Pallav, Parth, Ana, Santiago and Sheeba!
(Feb 6 /17) Retail Live Case Competition 2016-17 Results
The winners of the 2016/17 Retail Live Case Competition are Ryland Hatton, Imee Lorenzo and Aryn Sanojca. Thanks to our partnering retailers, Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation and MacQuarries Pharmasave.
(Jan 7 /17) Retail Live Case Competition 2016-17
This is an opportunity to work on ongoing challenges facing the two participating retailers. Beyond the experience, cash prizes totaling $5,600 are up for grabs.
(Dec 15 /16) Retail Concept Competition 2016-17
The Retail Concept competition is targeted at entrepreneurially inclined students, with this challenge: to develop a business plan around an innovative retail idea.
(Nov 10 /16) Competition Announcements
The Centre will be kicking off the Retail Concept Competition and the New Product Competition later this month
(Oct 17 /16) Advisory Council Meeting
The second Advisory Council meeting held on the 17th of October.
(Jul 10 /16) Retail Executive Education Program 2016
The program is appropriate for those in director level and senior executive roles. In some cases, high potential individuals in managerial roles can be considered. This is an open-enrollment program for mid to large retailers
(Mar 31 /16) New Product Competition 2015/16
The Spark Zone New Product Competition gave students in Halifax the opportunity to create physical products from their ideas.
(Mar 7 /16) David Sobey Centre Advisory Council meets
The first-ever meeting of the David Sobey Centre Advisory Council saw a roomful of retail luminaries gather at Saint Mary's in early March, 2016.
(Dec 17 /15) David Sobey Retail Case Competition 2015/16
(Oct 2 /15) IBM/Sobey Retail Hackathon 2015/16
IBM, in partnership with Sobeys Inc., held a hackathon at Saint Mary’s University
(Oct 2 /15) David Sobey Centre Annual Speaker Event 2015/16
Mr. John Betts, CEO of McDonald's Canada, was the guest speaker at the David Sobey Centre Annual Speaker Event 2015.
In celebration and appreciation of David Sobey, for whom the new David Sobey Centre for Innovation in Retailing and Services was named, over 150 Canadian business luminaries gathered on the Saint Mary’s campus on March 10, 2015.
(Jan 23 /15) David Sobey Retail Case Competition 2014/15
The first annual David Sobey Retail Case Competition held on January 23, 2015. Eleven teams comprising of four students from the Sobey School of Business were presented with a challenge/opportunity currently faced by retail and service companies.