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Retail Conditions Report Spring 2022

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

Spring 2022

Meet the new normal: This report provides an overview of February - May 2022

Retailers are settling into the current state of modern retail, are cautiously optimistic for the balance of the year and continuing to build the agility to react to whatever comes next.

This report was developed from interviews of mid-and large-size retailers from May 24th to May 27th, 2022. Our survey was comprised of 4,682 retail doors representing various retail formats and geographies. We looked at the periods of February to May MTD month-to-date from a high level, taking a deeper dive into April metrics and capturing the May long weekend period. The report's results capture sales and other metrics based on information supplied by retail respondents to the survey. We do not present the results as a statistically representative analysis. They are, instead, a retail pulse to help provide context around trends impacting the industry. We do not include respondents from the gas, motor vehicles or grocery sectors within our survey.


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