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Retail sales continue ‘stumbling along’

The latest analysis by Ed Strapagiel finds modest sales growth heading into the busy holiday season.

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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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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 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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Gas stations to blame for low retail growth

Store sales are strong, even though gas stations have pulled the overall category down to a meagre 0.5% growth year-to-date, according to consultant Ed Strapagiel.

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Retail saw modest November growth

Food and drug had “an unusually slow month,” while store merch is seeing positive momentum, according to consultant Ed Strapagiel.

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Retail sales make strong gains in Q2

There were broad improvements in the quarter, though weak spots remain in areas including electronics and jewellery.

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Retail sales continue to climb

Gas and convenience stores lead the pack with big gains, while grocery experienced a minuscule boost in sales.