Retail trade

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The Canadian retail industry is primarily engaged is selling consumer goods and related services through stores to the general public. Large retail firms also tend to operate their own warehouse facilities and, in some instances, have manufacturing operations for the production of private-label goods.


State of Retail: The Canadian Report 2010 (June 2010)

The retail sector plays a key role in bridging production and consumption, and as a result has significant direct and indirect effects on the Canadian economy. The Retail Council of Canada (RCC) has partnered with Industry Canada to undertake the first Canadian State of Retail report. This unique analysis is intended to help Canadian retail sector executives as well as decision makers enhance their understanding of current market trends, the strategic significance of retail sector innovation and practices that improve business competitiveness across industries.

Green Supply Chain Management — Retail Chain & Consumer Product Goods: A Canadian Perspective (2009)
With increased consumer interest in environmental impacts, green supply chain management is becoming increasingly important for Canadian retail chains and consumer product goods business partners. This report provides unique insights to help Canadian retail and consumer products supply chain executives understand the current trends and to recognize the benefits of adopting GSCM practices in distribution activities.

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