Retail Alberta

January 25, 2007 18:51 ET

RETAIL ALBERTA WEEK is HERE!

Retail Alberta Week and Retail Awards Blow into Town

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, Education Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor EDMONTON, AB, MEDIA ADVISORY--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 25, 2007) - Retail Alberta is pleased to announce the line up for its Retail Week "Meet the Experts" programs in Edmonton and Calgary. As part of its annual celebration of retail, Retail Alberta will offer two days of "Meet the Experts" roundtable discussion sessions in Edmonton on February 21 and in Calgary on February 22, 2007.

Retail Alberta is taking a "hands on" approach to its 2007 Retail Week program. Its very popular "Meet the Experts" will return with hot topics for retailers. These are round table sessions where retailers can directly ask questions and discuss their concerns with experts in an informal way. This year the experts will discuss the following topics: Store Design and Layout; Display/Merchandising; Retail Marketing; Staff Attraction and Retention; Technology and Retailing; E-Commerce; Fraud and ID Theft; Employment Standards; Import/Export; and Retailing and Loss Prevention. In addition Retail Alberta will be presenting a luncheon at each of the "Meet the Experts" venues in Edmonton and Calgary to honour an Alberta Retail Legend or Retail Legend in the Making.

Betty Little, Chair of Retail Alberta says, "Retail Week celebrates retailers and salutes the growth of this industry which provides an astounding economic impact for Alberta. But retailers are not without their challenges, and our 'Meet the Experts' gives them the chance to get direct answers to daily operations questions. Our awards luncheons recognize those retailers who have made a difference and who set the standards for all of us."

The events run in Edmonton at the Holiday Inn The Palace on February 21 and in Calgary at the Carriage House Inn on February 22 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. Full program information is available at Retail Alberta 780-453-1192 or toll free 1-800-758-9840, or on Retail Alberta's website www.retailalberta.ca.

About Retail Alberta - Retail Alberta is the Provincial Retail Association for Alberta. Established in 1896, Retail Alberta is a "one stop shop" business service association and is the voice of retail in Alberta. It offers unique services for small and medium sized retail businesses, including rate savers along with gift card, web site development, networking, business resource and information, group buy, Zata competitive analysis, loyalty programs and much more.
/For further information: Sibéal McCourt-Bincoletto/ IN: LABOUR, MEDIA, POLITICS, RETAIL, TRADE

Contact Information

  • Sibéal McCourt-Bincoletto, CEO, Retail Alberta
    Primary Phone: 780-453-1192
    Toll-Free: 800-758-9840
    E-mail: sibeal@retailalberta.ca