Our Story

Founded by April Sabral a senior retail executive with over 25 years in various sales and operations roles. She has now taken her knowledge and passion for people and retail and created retailu an online e-learning retail leadership development company.

Every day businesses rely on managers to drive results. At retailu we believe people drive results and leaders drive people.

We make leadership development accessible, fun and affordable through the use of technology and mobile. Putting it in the hands of your people.

Our team gets it with over fifty years of combined experience in retail sales and operations we know retailu is the best resource out there.

Whether you are a retail organization that wants to retain and reward top employees by providing clear career planning or an individual that wants to grow your career and get that next promotion retailu provides access to a community of retail leaders and practical leadership training that will get you there.

Our mission is to add value to retailers by providing accessible and affordable leadership development programs for retail managers. We believe engaged employees create engaging customer experiences, which is only possible through engaged leaders. This then translates into sales growth and long term loyalty.

People build brands, we build people.

Contact us @ info@retailu.ca

Meet April Sabral, founder and President of retailu.

“I started my retail career as a part-time sales associate in London (UK). Like most working in retail, I thought about what it was I should be doing; and as the years passed my retail career grew from sales to manager to Vice President of Sales and Operations for DAVIDsTEA Inc, a national Canadian retailer. Now as Founder and President of retailu, my mission is to provide leadership development at an affordable price making it accessible to all retail managers. I grew up in retail and I know how important leadership development is to the success of a retail leader.

I have had the pleasure of working for many established brands such as Gap, Banana Republic, Starbucks, Apple, Holt Renfrew and other privately-owned Canadian retailers. I am highly passionate about what I do, and I have a proven track record of developing teams to their highest potential.

We thought about you when we built retailu. Knowing that retail hours can be long or unpredictable, retailu is accessible on the Teachable app so you can learn on the go! You can learn at your own pace, or network with other retail managers to find solutions and coaching for your most significant challenges.”

Want to transform your team? Then transform your leadership. I provide leadership coaching to retail leaders helping them develop results driven performing teams, through transformational leadership coaching. Having lead a team of National Directors, I know how to help your Directors and District Managers maximize their teams potential.

April is also a guest speaker at national retail conferences. To book please email info@retailu.ca or connect with her on Linkedin.

Photo from RCC panel April 2019

Photo from NRF Big Show January 2019. April was featured at the NRF2019 NYC, and RCCHR forum 2019 and Total Retail Talks Podcast.

Meet Jane Shannan, Director of Content and Operations.

Jane is an Operational GURU with an eye for detail.

From an early age, Jane loved retail. Her first retail job was in Barnsley UK as a sales associate at the iconic brand Marks & Spencer. She quickly progressed and was promoted due to her drive for results and organizational skills. Jane has worked in various sales and operations leadership roles over the years and believes to win in retail, organization, good communication and clear strategies matter. Her expertise is in organizing, process, and productivity improvement. Jane understands what it takes to run a retail store, as she has done it many times.

Jane is responsible for all content and marketing at retailu and keeping us all organized!

To contact Jane, email her @ Jane@retailu.ca



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