Sylvain Charlebois (MCS faculty) - Winnipeg Free Press June 14th 2013 "As market segments become increasingly fragmented, the food industry is becoming equally complicated to analyze. Consumer are looking for different things, for different reasons, all of the time. As a result, grocery stores are beehives at night as they roll inventories hundreds of times a year. "Virtual" stores could reduce costs from such a perspective."
Congratulations to Anne Wilcock, Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies faculty who was honoured at Summer 2013 convocation.
She has been granted University Professor Emeriti.
Sylvain Charlebois - Associate Dean CME
Most would agree that the "mad cow" event of May 20, 2003, following the discovery of our country's first native Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy case, wasn't really a food safety-centric crisis, at least in Canada; in retrospect, it was primarily a trade crisis.
Justin McManus a Master's student in Marketing and Consumer Studies is using his research to study the effects of gambling advertisements on participant behaviour. Full article atGuelph
Dr. Lefa Teng a Marketing and Consumer Studies faculty member is using his research to help strengthen economic ties with China and create jobs here in Ontario. "Canada has a culture that emphasizes good quality, especially in food products. We follow the rules and we don't produce counterfeits.
"Consumers tend to infer that worn bills are used and contaminated, whereas crisp bills give them a sense of pride in owning bills that can be spent around others", according to research conducted by Fabrizio Di Muro and MCS faculty Theodore J. Noseworthy. Full article available from Metro News
March 27th - Kennedy Crawford (B.Comm Marketing Management major) and Alyssa de Hoop (Studio Arts Major and B.Comm Marketing Management minor) competed and won at the 2013 Canada's Next Top Ad Exec competition last night. The girls each walked away with a brand new 2013 Chevrolet Cruze.
Congrats to Dylan Palmer (MSc Marketing and Consumer Studies student) who was awarded $1000 as the second top campus account manager.
March 25th - Paulette Padanyi, MCS faculty highlighted in the Guelph Mercury for her study Report on Food Provision in Ontario Hospitals and Long-Term Care Services: The Challenges and Opportunities of Incorporating Local Food. "Setting out to find ways to incorporate local food into hospitals and long-term care facilities was a noble pursuit for University of Guelph researcher Paulette Padanyi and her team"...