Articles Tagged ‘Statistics Canada’

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Canadian retail continues to slow

And with a possible global recession now on the horizon, retail analyst Ed Strapagiel reports the end of 2018 was mostly cloudy.

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A look at current cannabis users: survey

A Statistics Canada report shows how much they spend and differences between demographics.

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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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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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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.

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Canadian retail growth slowing down

Just in time for Christmas, retailers are facing a tough environment, consultant Ed Strapagiel says.

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Has retail passed its sales peak?

Sales are softening and consultant Ed Strapagiel shows us where and why this is happening.

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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 will be strong in 2015, except for cars and gas

Sales are projected to grow by 4.9% this year, although some sectors will perform better than others.

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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.