RETAIL/WHOLESALE


The Retail/Wholesale Practice helps clients to be more successful by sharing best practices, providing valuable benchmarking information, and proposing solutions that help them to reduce their total cost of risk. Our Canadian client base encompasses all industry sectors, including groceries, department stores, discount stores and warehouses, specialty stores, on-line and catalog distributors, durable goods distributors, and nondurable goods distributors.

Our Retail and Wholesale ExpertiseRetailing is one of the world's largest industries. As retailing and wholesaling have become more global, competition has intensified. Today's retailers face a wide range of challenges, including industry consolidation, employee attraction and retention, and business continuity. And as always, consumers are demanding ever-higher quality — at ever-lower prices — for the products they buy.

Marsh Canada's Wholesale, Retail, and Distribution Practice specializes in addressing the risk and insurance needs of retailers and wholesalers. Our approach includes a thorough assessment of client risks and solutions tailored to meet their' specific needs.

Marsh Canada’s Wholesale, Retail, and Distribution Practice provides advisory and transactional services to:

  • Agents, Brokers, and Dealers;
  • Food and Beverage Manufacturers; 
  • Food and Beverage Retailers including supermarkets, grocery stores, and liquor stores;
  • Rental and Repair Services;
  • Retail Stores including chains, department stores, and direct sell operations;
  • Warehousing and Storage; and
  • Wholesale and Distribution.
Marsh Canada’s wholesale, retail, and distribution practitioners also sponsor, or have active involvement with, industry organizations that foster networking and information sharing.

Our industry experts offer the specialized knowledge, industry experience, and global resources necessary to help you successfully manage your world of risk—and come out ahead.
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Product Recall Preparedness
March 13, 2012  |  Views: 9020 |  Comments: 0 
Product Recall Preparedness
An organization’s product recall preparedness helps it avoid recalls and limit damage in the event of a recall. In benchmarking a company’s product recall preparedness, Marsh Risk ...  Read More...
Marsh Insights: Valuing Resiliency
September 23, 2011  |  Views: 9316 |  Comments: 0 
Marsh Insights: Valuing Resiliency
In a value-driven approach to managing supply chain resiliency, risk is viewed in the context of how the organization makes money. This newsletter will examine concerns that many ...  Read More...
Risk Spotlight: Managing Supply Chain Resiliency in an Increasingly Risky World
April 18, 2011  |  Views: 9819 |  Comments: 0 
Risk Spotlight: Managing Supply Chain Resiliency in an Increasingly Risky World
Although it's tempting to categorize the recent earthquake/tsunami/nuclear catastrophe in Japan as a highly improbable "Black Swan" event, the truth is that organizations operating...  Read More...
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Business Continuity Management - Protecting Your Business
April 12, 2011  |  Views: 10510 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Business Continuity Management - Protecting Your Business
This Practice provides comprehensive specialist support to enhance our clients' Preparedness Programs and Business Continuity Planning and/or testing. In addition, MRC's BCM practi...  Read More...
Risk Control and Property Risk Consulting
April 12, 2011  |  Views: 17724 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Risk Control and Property Risk Consulting
Marsh Risk Consulting's Property Risk Consulting Practice offers a myriad of value-add asset and loss control services.  Read More...
Supply Chain Risk
March 30, 2011  |  Views: 16260 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Supply Chain Risk
Increased use of foreign suppliers and time-sensitive production may mean greater profits for your company—“if all goes well.” However, if all does not go well, the stakes are high...  Read More...
Trade Credit Risk
February 20, 2011  |  Views: 17404 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Trade Credit Risk
* Accounts receivables (trade credit) are one of a corporation’s largest and most vulnerable assets. It is the second most liquid asset after cash and represents a significant inve...  Read More...
Wholesale, Retail, and Distribution Risk
February 17, 2011  |  Views: 17228 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Wholesale, Retail, and Distribution Risk
As a wholesale, retail, and distribution client of Marsh Canada, you are drawing from the full breadth of Marsh & McLennan Companies’ expertise and service solutions. Marsh has bui...  Read More...
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"Black Friday" Potential Threat to Retailers' Employee, Customer Safety
November 22, 2010  |  Views: 17982 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
"Black Friday" Potential Threat to Retailers' Employee, Customer Safety
The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recently sent letters to 14 of the nation’s largest retailers, urging them to take the necessary precautions to ensure e...  Read More...
Hospitals, Transportation, Retailers Among Industries Affected by Bed Bug Infestation
November 09, 2010  |  Views: 18503 |  Comments: 3  | Article Rating
Hospitals, Transportation, Retailers Among Industries Affected by Bed Bug Infestation
The U.S. bed bug infestation has now affected a multitude of industries, including hospitals, campus dormitories, homeless shelters, public transportation, retailers, movie theatre...  Read More...
Food and Beverage Industry Faces Increased Environmental and Occupational Safety Risks
October 26, 2010  |  Views: 18241 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Food and Beverage Industry Faces Increased Environmental and Occupational Safety Risks
The food and beverage industry has recently seen an increase in enforcement efforts by environmental and occupational health regulators, as a result of their exposures around activ...  Read More...
Resurgence of Bedbugs Places Retail/Wholesale Businesses at Risk
September 27, 2010  |  Views: 18378 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Resurgence of Bedbugs Places Retail/Wholesale Businesses at Risk
A resurgence of bedbug infestations across the U.S. has become a growing concern for homeowners and commercial businesses nationwide.  Read More...
Changes to U.S. Livestock Tracking Rules Raise Food Safety Concerns
March 12, 2010  |  Views: 18504 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Changes to U.S. Livestock Tracking Rules Raise Food Safety Concerns
A recent decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to abandon its voluntary livestock tracking system in favor of a narrower — but mandatory — program has raised food-s...  Read More...
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April 27, 2011  |  Views: 6127
First-Quarter Insurance Rate Increases Confined to Loss-Affected Exposures: Marsh
Global Insurance Markets Under Pressure as Atlantic Hurricane Season Approaches Despite record level first-quarter catastrophe losses, insurance rate increases were confined to lo...  Read More...

Contacts
Karen MacDonald
National Practice Leader
Toronto Canada
416 349 4420
karen.macdonald@marsh.com