Canada Retail Sales

Canadian Retailers Are Suffering

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada Business

Retail sales dropped 1.8 per cent in December as the busy holiday shopping season was battered by severe winter weather, Statistics Canada said Friday...

Size Of Canada's Retail Drop Surprises Experts

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian retail sales fell a surprisingly large 0.6 per cent in June to $40.1 billion, partially offsetting a large gain in May, as consumers...

Canadians Shopping Like Crazy

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian consumers went on a shopping spree in May, triggering a stunning jump in retail sales that will almost certainly help boost second-q...

Housing Bust Could Be Good For Economy: CIBC

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - One of the country's big banking groups has issued a report saying that a cooling in Canadian house prices may not be all bad news.The CIBC ...

Canadians Flock Back To Stores: StatsCan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Retail sales in Canada rose more than expected in July, helped by strong auto sales.Statistics Canada said Tuesday that Canadian retail sales...

Large, Unexpected Drop In Retail Sales

CP | Hugh McKenna, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Business

Retail sales in Canada fell in June, widely missing expectations of a small gain as increasingly cautious shoppers pulled back on a number of fronts a...

More Canadians Hitting The Stores

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - More Canadians went shopping May, driving retail sales up slightly to $38.9 billion.Statistics Canada says sales rose 0.3 per cent, with gain...

Canada's April Retail Sales Offset March Gains

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says retail sales slipped 0.5 per cent in April to $38.9 billion, more than offsetting the gain in March.It says lower sale...

Warm Weather Sending Canadians Shopping: StatsCan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Warmer than usual weather across much of the country helped retail sales rise 0.4 per cent in March to $39.1 billion, more than offsetting Fe...

Canada Retail Sales Drop Unexpectedly

CP | Posted 04.24.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA -- Statistics Canada says retail sales slipped 0.2 per cent to $38.9 billion in February, largely offsetting a gain in January. New-car sale...

Canada Retail Sales Dropped During Holiday Season: StatsCan

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian shoppers reined in spending before Christmas this year as retail sales slumped 0.2 per cent in December despite apparent deep discou...

Canadian Retailers See Higher Sales For 3rd Straight Month

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian consumers have been spending far more with retailers this fall than anticipated according to monthly data released on Wednesday, alt...

Retail Sales Jump In September: StatsCan

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian consumers appeared to ignore the falling stock market and other economic concerns in September, spending on cars, electronics and ot...

More Bad News: Retail Sales Drop In July

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian retail sales declined more than expected in July in a broad-based retreat led by auto dealers, who had benefited from unusually robu...

Canadian Retail Grows On Strength Of Car Sales

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.24.2011 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Employee pricing and other incentives helped lure Canadians into buying cars in June to help boost the country's retail sales by 0.7 per cent...

Sears Canada Sees Sales, Profits Slump

CP | Posted 10.16.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Sears Canada Inc. dipped into the red ink in the second quarter as the department store chain suffered a drop in revenue and same-store sale...

Retail Sales Up Slightly In May

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2011 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Consumers bought garden equipment, building materials and sporting goods due to better weather in May, sending up retail sales modestly for the month and leading some economists to predict that growth will revive in the months ahead.

Statistics Canada said Friday that sales edged up 0.1 per cent in May to $37.5 billion with declines at car dealers and food and beverage stores.