Jim Yates is a Retail Strategist who spent almost four decades working with Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada’s largest grocery retailer. During his tenure with Loblaw, Jim held a number of different roles, with responsibilities that encompassed category management, space planning, in-store merchandising, procurement, and private label development.

Jim currently serves as an advisor to several organizations, including Optimum Retailing, where he uses his extensive knowledge of retail operations and go-to-market strategies to help companies better understand the retail industry from an insider’s perspective and develop programs to maximize their success in-store.