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Each quarter, the Retail Council of Canada surveys members to bring you the latest news on retailer performance across the country. The Retail Conditions Report provides members with valuable, real-time insight into consumer behaviour, best practices in retailing, trends and economic conditions.

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Retail Conditions Spring 2016
Sales solid despite Mother Nature

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Spring 2016 Retail Conditions Spring 2016
Sales solid despite Mother Nature
Jan 2016 PLANS FOR A SOLID YEAR, BUT…
CONCERNS ABOUT C$ AND ECONOMIC CONDITIONS
Dec 2015 MOSTLY MERRY RETAIL HOLIDAY
Solid Fall Promises Decent Holiday Season. But Let It Snow, Let it Snow!
Sept 2015 SOLID SUMMER = SOLID YEAR END?
Margins Softer, But Dollar Will Eventually Hit Bottom Line
May 2015 SALES BLOOM IN SPRING
Despite Sales Growth, Merchants Still See Tough Environment Ahead
Feb 2015 THE YEAR OF THE ROLLER COASTER
Retailers Foresee Sales Growth, But Impossible Cost Pressures
Dec 2014 REINDEER FACE HEAVIER LOAD
Fall Sales Hit Plan, Solid Start to Holidays
Sept 2014 Are We There Yet?? Nope.
Sales and Margins Up, but Conditions Still Challenging
May 2014 Miserable Spring, Warmer Sales
Seasonal Items Hit, Margins Soft, But Improving Core Sales
Feb 2014 Dollar Dilemma Dents Outlook
Another Soft Year, Threatened by Merchandise Cost Pressures
Dec 2013 Waiting for Santa
Slump Follows Huge Black Friday Weekend
Sept 2013 New Frugality vs. Growth?
Growth Amid Challenging Conditions; Retailers Cautious
May 2013 Cold Spring, Warmer Customer
Despite Weather, Underlying Sales Trend is Positive
Feb 2013 It's 2013! Or is it déjà vu...
Retailers Expect Another Year of Soft Sales Growth
Dec 2012 Black Friday Changes This Season
Surge in traffic & sales saves November; Margins soften
Oct 2012 Cross Border Shopping Update
Overnight Trips at Historic High
Sep 2012 Haven't we seen this before?
Choppy Sales driven by Weak Traffic; Margins & Inventories Solid
May 2012 Uneven Spring, Uneven Sales
Sales Inch Up in April, Better in May, Driven by Traffic
Feb 2012 The Easy Days Are Over
Retailers Foresee Slow Growth, No Momentum
Dec 2011 HO HO Hope for the Holidays
Small Signs of Improvement in Metrics
Sep 2011 Sales & Margins OK, But No Fun
Challenging Conditions and Worries about the Future
May 2011 Chills, Gas Pains, Indigestion
Miserable Weather, Gas and Food Prices Hit Sales
Feb 2011 Dude, Where's My Recovery?
Weak January Points to Another Soft Year