Jim Cormier, Atlantic director for the Retail Council of Canada, said April was a difficult time for many.
“It’s been a really hard go,” said Cormier.
Cormier said he is getting calls from P.E.I. retailers daily, and despite the difficult time they have been through their spirits are good.
“They’re really optimistic that this was an enormous blip, but they’re hopeful that if we all keep doing the right things together that they’ll be able to stay open for the long haul,” he said.