What’s in store for retail.

It's a good day to look at what's in store for retail (pun unintentional). COVID-19 has given the retail sector quite the drubbing, although it hasn't meted that out equally. The virus has been a gift to the grocery sector, where panic buying and online shopping took food retail to new heights.  Hardware e-commerce has … Continue reading What’s in store for retail.

A deeper look into the secondhand market.

The secondhand market is growing fast. According to a 2019 report from ThredUp, the resale market has grown 21 times faster than the retail apparel market over the past three years, and the secondhand market is expected to reach $51 billion by 2023. It's become so popular that it now has its own modern name: … Continue reading A deeper look into the secondhand market.

E-commerce is driving business in Canada.

Canadian consumers are among the world's heaviest Internet users, and embrace E-commerce. Canada has a population of close to 38 million people, and a gross domestic product (GDP) of just over CAD $55,000 per capita.  Approximately 82% of the population have access to the Internet, leaving a consumer market opportunity of over 30 million people. … Continue reading E-commerce is driving business in Canada.

The benefits of third-party sales platforms.

Using a third-party sales platform offers opportunities to increase sales revenue. These systems are designed to save time and money, a business’s two most essential assets. Canada is an incredibly vast landscape, with a population of more than 37.5 million people concentrated primarily in four provinces – Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta. In fact, … Continue reading The benefits of third-party sales platforms.

A good week to look at retail.

Leger held its 2019 WOW Customer Experience Retail Monitor awards here in Toronto last Thursday morning, and we were there to learn the winners' names - and more about the ever-evolving Canadian retail landscape. Retailers from many categories (such as grocery, pharmacy, convenience and dollar) were rated on markers including service, selection, price, store, and customization … Continue reading A good week to look at retail.