Retail sales rise for 7th straight month as ecommerce fuels growth

Retail sales rose 1.3% for November of last year, the 7th consecutive month that had seen a rise. The results, released by Statistics Canada, point towards Black Friday sales and early Christmas shopping for the rise that month The agency’s statistics showed that ecommerce retail sales rose 75.9% for November, compared to the same time…

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Grocery chains continue to expand online shopping and delivery for 2021

Sobeys, Metro and Loblaws, who make up 60% of Canada’s supermarket industry have all announced further moves towards catering to online grocery shopping in 2021 Sarah Joyce, senior vice-president of ecommerce at Sobeys said “We are seeing growth rates today that we expected to see three or four years from now” Sobeys, who opened a…

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New consumer report highlights customer choice for ecommerce success in 2021

 The 2021 Canadian Consumer Trends Guide has laid out its predictions for retail ecommerce and what will attract customers in, using data from 2020 to formulate the report Stores and companies offering value and diverse payment offers are seen by the guide to be most likely to succeed in 2021, with customers being drawn by…

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Canada Post delivered a million parcels a day for 181 consecutive days as online sale rise leads to new records

Canada Post has revealed a series of statistics from 2020, as the ecommerce boom brings record levels of online deliveries From mid-April until the end of the year, the parcel service delivered over 1 million packages a day. In the final 2 weeks before Christmas, 20 million were delivered, 2.4 million on Monday 21st alone,…

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