Articles Tagged ‘Ed Strapagiel’

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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.

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Retail growth stays ‘warm’ in Q2

As sales cool slightly, analyst Ed Strapagiel says the outlook for the rest of the year is “good, but not great.”

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Canadian retail sales slow

After a hot start to 2016, sales gains cooled across most sectors.

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Canadian retail hits six-year high to start 2016

Ed Strapagiel’s latest analysis shows sales surged across many segments, but are the good times here to stay?

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Auto sales continue to lead retail growth

Retail sales were up in February, with Canadians willing to make large purchases.

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Retail sales grow on automotive strength

The three month trend indicates a recovery from last year’s declines, but the numbers aren’t as positive as they seem.

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Lowe’s to buy Rona

What the $3.2 billion deal might mean for competitors in the home improvement space.

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Retail sales growth worst since ‘Great Recession’

But analyst Ed Strapagiel’s look at the numbers might have some reasons for optimism.

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Retail growth ends the year on a low note

Gains in health and vehicle sales don’t balance out gas and electronics losses, a recent analysis shows.