Author Archives: David J. Bartolini, H.B.Sc, MBA

About David J. Bartolini, H.B.Sc, MBA

David Bartolini is an Entrepreneur (Consultant), Author and Part-time Professor at Humber College and Instructor at University of Toronto. He is Principal at BARTOLINI CONSULTING. Bartolini Consulting focuses on Retail Merchandising and Branding opportunities for Consumer Packaged Goods’ companies - both manufacturers/growers as well as Retailers ( David Bartolini is a former executive with over 10 years' experience in retail. He has worked for two iconic Canadian retailers (Loblaw and Sears) and is recognized as a leader in driving innovation in both brand/product development and merchandising processes. David's passion for Retail & Food continues outside the corporate arena to academia. Since 2008 he has helped teach hundreds of students through a course: Fundamentals of Retail Merchandising and Brand Management at the University of Toronto and Humber College. He also currently teaches Personal Branding at Mohawk College in Hamilton. David is also author of Insecta, a trilogy written for all ages, mainly focusing on Young Adults.

Bartolini Consulting delivers seminar with EMC

EMC is Canada’s largest manufacturing consortium.  Please click here

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Bartolini Consulting Seminar at Conestoga College (Wed May 28th 2014)

“Profit Pressures: What suppliers should do today!” Retailers are demanding price cuts across the board.  This seminar targets CPG President’s/CEOs to better understand what their retail-partners require in today’s competitive, ‘profit-eroded’ retail landscape… and how to implement value-added solutions. I am honoured to be hosting a … Continue reading

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Vendors take the Wheel: A ‘must read’ for retail Vendors/CPG’s

Bartolinicolumn – Canadian Grocer

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Effective Negotiating Tips

Perhaps you are a novice to negotiating.  Perhaps you don’t like confrontation or asking for ‘things’.  But many hurdles to effective negotiating are only mental barriers, such as fear and fear is just a mindset. I’ll repeat that – FEAR … Continue reading

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Perishables or Perish

‘If you smell it, you can’t sell it’ So goes the tongue-and-cheek mantra for Retail perishable departments.  But how important is it to get these areas up to snuff? A recent article I read in the Canadian Grocer stated that … Continue reading

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Bartolini Consulting Brochure

Brochure: Click and Print (both sides) (inside) (Outside)

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Brand Management – Keeping a Pulse on changing Consumer Trends

Who makes an ‘excellent’ Brand Manager? What does it take? While the formula is not exactly a science, a few key ingredients include a solid consumer marketing background and a flair for ‘creative’ design and type of packaging used.  But … Continue reading

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Price Wars – The only war when all consumers win

Hurray!  Price Wars are here to stay!  Well, at least for a while… You’ll be happy to know that food and general merchandise products will continue to experience retail deflation in North America (and especially in Ontario, Canada). That’s good … Continue reading

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Merchandising: The changing face of Canada

Census Data is available to us all.  These statistics are a must read if you are directly responsible for the retail assortment mix (or an influencer).  Census data is like a retail compass, shedding light on consumer demographic trends and … Continue reading

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