Canada's retail trade industry is in flux.
In just the past few months, numerous high-profile retailers have exited the Canadian market. Retail sales growth has come to a standstill for the past half year, reflecting the slowdown in the Canadian economy. Despite the ongoing gains from lower gasoline prices, weak employment and income growth throughout much of Canada is taking a bite out of consumers' purchasing power.
At the same time, new players -- especially in the high-end segment of the industry -- have made their debuts, or are soon planning to enter markets across the country. So what is causing this disruption in the market? Are consumers changing their habits? Or are other trends at play?
As we head into the crucial back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons, join us to hear the economic outlook for Canadian retail. You won’t want to miss this detailed look into the industry, and what affects consumers spending patterns will have on businesses over the next year.