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Jim Cormier, Director, Government Relations, Retail Council of Canada, discusses the slow and unpredictable recovery that retailers face with PEI Canada

August 6, 2020

Google mobility data shows travel to retail and recreation locations on PEI has reached levels comparable to the months leading up to the pandemic.

While those numbers have increased since April and March, Jim Cormier, Director, Government Relations (Atlantic), Retail Council of Canada, said it’s too soon to truly measure any rebound.

“Over the past few months, overall retail was down nine per cent. That’s big,” he said referring to data leading up to and including the month of April.

“These shops have gotten through a trying time but their bills are due, people expect their money and they’re still trying to move older inventory.”

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