Leaders in Retail Breakfast – Sobeys Inc. (Exclusive event for vendors and suppliers)

March 26, 2020

| 7:30am - 9:30am

The Leaders in Retail Breakfast Series provides a unique opportunity for vendors and suppliers to hear directly from senior leaders of Canada’s biggest retail brands – without reporters or retail competitors in the room. No other program offers direct access to some of the most successful leaders in Canadian retail in such an intimate setting. Bring your entire team to hear first-hand business strategies from these important retail leaders.  

Please note, this event will be presented in French.

Thursday, March 26, 2020
7:30 – 8:15 a.m. – Registration
8:15 – 9:30 a.m. – Presentation
Hot Breakfast served

Le Centre Sheraton Montréal, 1201 Boul. René-Lévesque O, Montréal, QC, H3B 2L7

Individual Ticket: RCC Supplier/Vendor Member $199.00 | Non-Member $349.00

Table of 8: RCC Supplier/Vendor Member $1,395| Non-Member $2,445


Pierre St-Laurent, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer Full Service, Sobeys Inc.

Pierre St-Laurent is Chief Operating Officer, Full Service for Sobeys Inc., a leading grocery retailer and food distributor. Mr. St-Laurent is responsible for Sobeys’ merchandising, retail operations, and supply chain across the Company’s full service and community banners. Since May 2017, he has been the exceptionally effective, results-oriented leader of the company’s strong Quebec business. Keenly focused on innovation, partnership and disciplined execution, Mr. St-Laurent’s track record and reputation as a merchant are widely respected throughout the industry. Joining the company after graduating university in 1991, Mr. St-Laurent has spent his career at Sobeys and has developed a breadth of experience and extensive business knowledge through progressively senior roles in finance, distribution and logistics, retail operations, and business development. Prior to leading the Quebec business, Mr. St-Laurent was Senior Vice President & General Manager, Retail Operations & Business Development for Sobeys Quebec. A native of Ste-Anne-des-Monts, Quebec, Mr. St-Laurent holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Université du Québec à Montréal and is a Member of the Board of the Fondation Charles-Bruneau, playing a significant role in key fundraising events.


Luc L’Archevêque, Senior Vice President, Merchandising & General Manager, Québec, Sobeys Inc.

Mr. Luc L’Archevêque, who completed a bachelor’s degree in Operations and Production Management at the école des hautes études commerciales (HEC), began his career as Buyer for the Fresh division of a food retailer, before joining Sobeys Quebec in 1997 as Buyer for the Grocery sector. Over the next 8 years, he successively occupied the positions of Marketing Coordinator and Category Manager, Grocery. In 2006, after spending a year with Mars Canada, he returned to Sobeys Quebec as Senior Director, Merchandising, Multi-Banner. Following his transfer to the IGA Grocery Merchandising team in December 2016, as Senior Director, he was promoted Vice-President, Merchandising Grocery for IGA and IGA extra banners in April 2017. In May 2019, he was appointed Senior Vice President, Merchandising & General Manager, Québec.


Please note, this event is only open to the supplier/vendor community.

Download Group Registration Form (English).

Download Group Registration Form (French).



For Sponsorship information, contact Mary Markou at mmarkou@retailcouncil.org or 416-467-3755.

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