David Sobey Centre

David Sobey Centre for Innovation in Retailing and Services

About David Sobey Centre

What's Happening

Retail Concept Competition

‌‌Here is an opportunity for Business students to launch an original retail business. Winners receive $10,000 and in-kind support to make this a reality. Click here to learn more. 


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, 2016. The Advisory Council consists of retail executives from leading Canadian companies.