- Experts believe that the rise in ecommerce has caused a significant change in how Canadians spend and have warned of potential supply shortages with a second wave of Covid-19
- The Retail Council of Canada did clarify that this shortage would not be panic buying of groceries or toilet paper. Instead, they point towards backlogs on varying items from high end stationary to bicycles
- “The bottleneck won’t be people buying tons of toilet paper,” said Diane J. Brisebois, president and CEO of the Retail Council of Canada. “It will be the supply chain trying to adjust to changes in lifestyles and discretionary spending habits.”
- In July Statistics Canada said that retail e-commerce sales had soared to an all-time high, reaching a record $3.9 billion in May. Compared to May 2019, that is an increase of 110 per cent.
Source : https://www.obj.ca/article/canada-world/online-shopping-lifestyle-changes-spur-retail-revolution-supply-chain