Jeremy Reitman 1926-2019

Reitmans store

CBJ — Jeremy Reitman, the chairman and CEO of Montreal-based Reitmans Ltd. has died at the age of 93.

He was the grandson of Reitmans Ltd. founders Herman and Sarah Reitman. His younger brother, Stephen Reitman is the company’s current chief operating officer.

Jeremy Reitman was at the helm during a rapidly changing retail environment that included online shopping in a addition to more competition in women’s clothing apparel.

On a side-note, in 2015 the copany hired Meghan Markle as a public relations spokesperson. Of course she is now Duchess of Sussex, married to Prince Harry.

A funeral is scheduled for this Thursday in Montreal.

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