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Combining profit with purpose

McCain Foods CEO Dirk Van de Put talks about stakeholder expectations and how McCain is working towards a broader purpose beyond just making a profit.


Attention to retail

President and CEO François Roberge has turned apparel chain la Vie en Rose into a booming international business by adapting to its customers’ needs.


A new cycle

By investing in powerful online technologies, Live to Play Sports’ John Williams is helping independent bike dealers successfully exploit the growing interest in cycling


Hot commodity

For Ron McArthur, President of leading grill, fireplace and furnace maker Napoleon, strategic planning, measured expansion and a commitment to quality are central to the company’s global success


Food for thought

Under President and CEO Marc Poulin, Sobeys is confronting competition in the grocery business by giving Canadians healthier choices


Franchise Quarterback

Michael Medline, president of the retail giant FGL Sports, creates a national “superbrand” through new mega-storefronts, digital plays and lots of team spirit.


In the driver’s seat

CFO Marco Marrone helps put Canadian Tire on a competitive course for retail success.

Other articles of interest

All things being equal

Jennifer Reynolds of Women in Capital Markets offers practical solutions for bringing gender parity to the boardroom and the executive suite.

Fuelling Tomorrow

Economic geologist Scott Tinker calls for an orderly and gradual shift to renewable energy, with cities playing a central role.

Power Player

As the world moves toward renewable energy, Hydrogenics President and CEO Daryl Wilson sees big opportunities for hydrogen power and energy storage.


Building brand from inside out

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, a privately-owned, U.K. based company, with its North American headquarters in Vancouver, is all about growth on its own terms, at its own pace, within its own strictly defined values.

Risky business

Expanding overseas means gaining access to fresh markets – and exposing your business to new and complex financial hazards. Here’s what executives need to know

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