In this article from the National Post, Professor Sunghwan Yi comments on how people can avoid overspending when tempted by special offers from different companies. Dr. Yi emphasizes the importance of a clear mind when considering marketing emails. Read "Beware, your inbox wants you to spend more than you probably should"
In this interview from CBC’s Ontario Morning, Professor Sylvain Charlebois discusses the closure of the Heinz tomato processing plant in Leamington, Ontario. He talks about what led to the plant’s closure, and what the future might hold for those most affected by it. Listen to the interview
Prior to entering undergraduate studies, Economics Professor Bram Cadsby admits that studying economics and becoming a professor were not necessarily on his “to do” list. But after one year of English and Philosophy studies and a brief foray into international relations, he found himself enjoying an economics class and ultimately starting his career in that field. Entering into economics not only broadened Cadsby’s career options, but also allowed him to apply his lifelong interest in human behaviour. “I’ve always been fascinated by human behaviour,” he says.
Today's food industry news features comments from two of CME's professors.
In today's Globe and Mail, Professor Erna Van Duren is quoted on the announcement of the Heinz plant closure in Leamington, Ontario. Read "Heinz to close Ontario factory, trim 740 jobs."
On November 11, the newly-formed Guelph Commerce Women in Business (GCWIB) organization held their first speaker series event featuring a panel of women business leaders who shared their experiences and advice with attendees. Miss the event? Learn more about what the panel shared in "New to the workforce? Lead from the side; continue to learn; never be too complacent students told" from the Guelph Mercury.
The inaugural Frankie Tomatto's Restaurant Innovation Competition will be hosted by our very own School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) on March 1, 2014. Participants will develop innovative ideas for the restaurant industry and compete for cash prizes. Deadline to enter is January 19, 2014. Read more about the Frankie Tomatto's Restaurant Innovation Competition
Dr. Martin Gooch has been appointed adjunct faculty with the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, in the College of Management and Economics. Dr. Gooch has 28 years of management experience in the international agri-food industry, having worked in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada on product and process innovation and marketing from a value chain perspective. Awards recognizing his work include the SIAL prize for the “World’s Best New Fruit and Vegetable product of 2002” and in 2013 Bayer Inc.
On October 30, Charles Pillitteri, CEO of Pillitteri Estates Winery, visited Professor Lefa Teng's fourth-year international marketing students to share his experiences and wisdom, and also teach them how to properly taste his award-winning ice wine. Student Mary Claire Bass wrote an article on the experience. Read "A Taste of International Marketing."
In this article from Better Farming, Professor Sylvain Charlebois comments on the naming restrictions that will be imposed on food products by the Canada-EU trade agreement (CETA). Charlebois emphasizes Europe's need to protect its gastronomic history and culture. Read "Canada-EU trade agreement restricts name use for food products"
Tuesday was a golden day for fourth-year BComm student Chris Hemmerich after he earned a provincial title at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) golf championships and was named to Team Canada’s 2014 national golf team for the second consecutive year. Read more on Chris Hemmerich