Articles Tagged ‘Statistics Canada’

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Store merchandise sales are bouncing back in a big way

Ed Strapagiel’s latest analysis reveals that while apparel is on fire, convenience channels are slumping.

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Retail sales are normalizing and ecomm has reached its peak

Ed Strapagiel’s latest analysis reveals slumping grocery numbers, while automotive sales continue to climb.

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Could Canadian retail sales be on the rebound?

Ed Strapagiel says Q2 may have been one of the worst ever for the industry, but it has recently begun to show signs of life.

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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.