Retail Sales Canada

This Is What Spiking Energy Costs Are Doing To Canadians

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada Business

A report from Scotiabank confirms what most households already knew: Rising energy costs are eating into the rest of our spending. Economist Adrien...

Bad Times At Best Buy Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.23.2014 | Canada Business

Add Best Buy Canada and its sister chain, Future Shop, to the growing list of retailers struggling in Canada. The U.S.-based retailer posted better...

The Dangerous Mistake U.S. Retailers Make in Canada

Ben Hanuka | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Business
Ben Hanuka

More than a mere few US retailers assume that expanding into Canada, because of its relatively small population (the population of California alone, at about 38 million, is larger than Canada's roughly 35 million), is akin to expanding into just another state. Making this assumption -- blindsided by the admittedly vast similarities across all walks of life -- is downright dangerous.

Below 90 Cents

CP | Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed lower Friday amid data showing a bigger than expected drop in December retail sales and tame inflation.The loonie...

Canadian Retailers Are Suffering

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2014 | 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...

Spendaholic Canucks Rescue Economy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 0.6 per cent in November to $41 billion, the fourth increase in five months.The agency says the incr...

Not In The Mood For Shopping

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says retail sales edged down 0.1 per cent in October to $40.7 billion following three consecutive monthly gains.The agency ...

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...

Target’s Arrival Will Mean ‘All-Out Retail War’: Analysts

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Business

They say war is hell, but this particular war could be heaven for Canadian consumers. Analysts are predicting that Target’s arrival in Canada —...

Canada Retail Sales Plummeted Over Holidays: StatsCan

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.22.2013 | Canada Business

Retail sales over the crucial holiday season plunged a much larger than expected 2.1 per cent, Statistics Canada reported Friday. Economists had be...

Still Shopping

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Stronger than expected holiday shopping helped boost retail sales better than expected to 0.2 per cent in Canada in November, providing a nee...

Sunny Freeman

Holiday Spending Fizzled Because Of Debt: Experts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Business

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be winning over an increasing number of Canadian shoppers, but November retail sales data are expected to show the m...

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...