Articles Tagged ‘Ed Strapagiel’

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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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Laura files for creditor protection

The Canadian women’s retailer is facing a challenging environment as other mid-market players also suffer.

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Canadian retail sales rising steadily

But have stores reached their sales growth peak?

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Canadian retail off to a good start

Sales were strong for most retail sectors in the first quarter, consultant Ed Strapagiel reports.

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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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Did Target understand the Canadian market?

The retailer’s problem was not just a lack of products, it was not using those products to differentiate itself, experts say.

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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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Holiday shopping looking rosy: report

Retail sales are on the upswing and unemployment and gas prices are low, which could lead to strong seasonal growth.

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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.

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Walmart turns 20

The brand’s Canadian operation celebrates two decades of rocking the retail boat.

Retail sales starting to limp

Despite recorded gains for February, consultant Ed Strapagiel warns an uptrend from much of 2013 could be on its way out.

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Canadian retail sales up in January

While the industry saw an overall 3.8% gain over last year, convenience, furniture and electronic stores all saw declines.