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Retail Conditions Report

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.

Winter 2022

Retail Wraps a Tumultuous Year and Looks Forward to the New Normal

Omicron reverberates across the industry, multiplying both sales and challenges as retailers lookforward with cautious optimism to 2022.

Retailers felt like they had strong momentum heading into December, and indeed for specific sectors of the industry, they ended the year and began 2022 with record results. Omicron impacted every retailer - they all faced staffing and personal safety challenges. For consumers, the restrictions and risks mean turning back inward towards their homes, more working from home and social-travel plan cancellations, or more optimistically postponements...

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