Articles Tagged ‘Ed Strapagiel’

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Retail growth continues to be sluggish

The latest analysis of StatsCan numbers shows things are likely to get worse before they get better.

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Canadian retail growth continues to weaken

The latest Ed Strapagiel analysis shows a respectable May has not been enough to reverse fortunes.

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Canadian retail hits slowest growth trend in three years

All major retail sectors appear to be suffering the same fate, according to a recent analysis of Statistics Canada data.

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The new speed (and paths) of retail

How mass brands are going direct and digital in an effort to win consumers first and fast.

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Sales growth in Canada continues to slow

While up slightly during the first two months of the year, gains were significantly lower than record highs seen in 2017.

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Retail sales growth slows entering 2018

Things have softened in most sectors, although specialty food and electronic stores continue to experience strong growth.

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Retail could reach 20-year high in 2017

Many sectors saw significant growth up until November, but sales in ecommerce surged the most.

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Retail sales continue positive momentum

Ongoing growth could be leading to a banner year for many categories.

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Canadian retail sales surged in Q2

Strong categories continue to grow while previously struggling categories turn things around.

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Canadian retail looks rosy

Sales were up across all categories in May, with particularly strong growth continuing in automotive.

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Is retail growth as strong as it seems?

Taking gasoline sales out of the equation paints a far less optimistic picture.

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Reports of strong sales growth may be overblown

Despite optimism leading up to the holiday season, year-over-year losses hit multiple categories.

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Canadian retail slowed in third quarter

A new analysis also shows e-commerce has made up just a small percentage of total retail sales so far this year.

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Are Canadian retail sales about to slide?

As the holiday season approaches, growth remains respectable but there are signs that it may not stay that way.

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Canadian retail growth cools off

Automotive sales took a steep tumble in July while growth in other sectors remains stable, but modest.