Canada's Changing Retail Market

Consumer Trends Update - Summer 2013

The Consumer Trends Update is published by the Office of Consumer Affairs, Industry Canada. It provides brief reports on research or policy developments related to themes explored in the 2005 Consumer Trends Report, which is available at: www.consumer.ic.gc.ca/trends.

Table of Contents

  1. Canadian Retail Market Overview
  2. Structural Changes in the Retail Landscape
  3. Major actors within the Canadian Retail Marketplace
  4. Transformation of Retail Products

This update highlights the structural changes experienced in the Canadian retail landscape since The Consumer Trends Report was released in 2005. The major actors operating within this retail sector and the impact of shifting consumer behaviour on the evolution of retail operations in Canada are also discussed.