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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.

Fall 2021

“Retailers Go Long on Short Supply”

Supply chain headaches and labour shortages creating complexity and drag on an otherwise steady recovery and return to the new normal from COVID-era restrictions and lockdowns.

A dramatic escalation in container shipping costs is the key respondent concern, as are product delays, vendorcancelled orders, short shipments and entire lines of products that are simply unavailable at any price. For many commodities, “near-sourcing” in Canada is not an option: the global nature of manufacturing is such that chances are generally good that a component of the final product is made overseas. For retailers sourcing from ...

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