Online leadership training for the retail industry

Retailu makes learning easy, fun and actionable for field operators.

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With over fifty years of combined retail sales and operations experience, we know retailu is the best resource out there


To achieve strong results in retail, every store team needs a strong leader. This requires leadership training that works.

We are fast becoming the choice of retail brands as we have outpaced the content, positioning and technology of previously popular retail training providers. We are CURRENT, ON POINT, more AFFORDABLE and develop leaders who DELIVER RESULTS.

Our Purpose

We simplify learning and make it affordable for retail businesses and career-driven individuals.  We believe leadership development should not be a luxury and unattainable, everybody is worthy of learning.


Our Mission

To reinvent retail education and develop your future leaders.


Our Values

Creative – We create content that is relevant and engaging, inventing new ways to learn
Honesty – We know what our capabilities are and stay true to who we are
Curious – We are curious about people and the world we live and work in
Agile – We strive for speed and efficiency and are not afraid to learn new ways of operating
Community – We contribute to our community and inspire retail as a desirable career

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 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 know what operations people want to be better at their job after leading them for 25 years. And succession planning team members throughout my time in field operations.

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

Our Trusted Advisory Board

Joanne Nemeroff

Joanne is an international senior retail leader who has led the revitalization, reconstruction and growth of well-known brands as President of La Senza, President of Penningtons, GVP of Call It Spring and SVP of Holt Renfrew /Ogilvy to name a few. Joanne has also implemented best practices across three divisions of Limited Brands International and provided retail strategy for Mark’s. Presently working as a board director, retail consultant, business coach and mentor and advisor to new businesses. Joanne’s knowledge and experience is invaluable.

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Fil D’Urbano

Fil is an accomplished Human Resources Executive, with a proven track record of supporting key business drivers for fast-paced national and international ivy league organizations such as Limited Brands, Group Dynamite, Bombardier and Ardene. Fil Combines passion, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit in assembling world-class leadership teams, building capability, and driving results. Fil is a trusted advisor providing thought leadership in change management and culture-shaping to deliver stakeholder value.

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Howard Tafler

A Bilingual finance leader and CA with strong business acumen, 25+ years of experience and extensive expertise in strategic financial management, business transformation, process improvement and the implementation of corporate controls and best practice policies and procedures. A key member of numerous leadership teams working cross-functionally across all aspects of the business to develop companies, brands, vision, strategic direction, operations, infrastructure, retail networks and full value chains from customer needs and competitive positioning to back-office operations, technology integration and supplier contributions.

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Nathalie Binda

Creative and passionate professional with 15+ years of progressive experience across a broad range of marketing experiences, blending traditional and non-traditional marketing strategies working for brands like DAVIDsTEA and LOLE. Nathalie’s strong experience in multiple distribution channel strategies including wholesale, retail and digital within the Canadian, U.S. and European markets. Twelve years’ experience in the fashion industry with an emphasis on the athleisure market (yoga, fitness, lifestyle).

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We’re igniting future leaders through our partnership with One Voice One Team

retailu has partnered with One Voice One Team a non-profit organization providing youth leadership workshops, assemblies and community service programs in order to empower the youth of today for a better tomorrow. Retail is where many youths find their first job, discover their confidence and become part of a team in the workforce for the first time.

At retailu, our mission is to help build one million future leaders by supporting the One Voice One Team. Help us achieve our goal and join the movement.

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