The rise of the recreational vehicle.

Millennials are a rapidly growing segment of the RV population – one that offers RV makers a great opportunity in the Canadian market.  The RV lifestyle has been on the rise thanks to an overall resurgence in camping in general. The 2019 North American Camping Report indicates that the percentage of campers who camped three … Continue reading The rise of the recreational vehicle.

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.

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.

Scenes from the Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show.

Were you at last week's Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show? We were. We've mentioned before how trade shows are an important part of any market entry strategy - they offer participants a chance to network and trade knowledge with others in the sector, and discover new products and services that can help their businesses grow. … Continue reading Scenes from the Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show.

What motivates Canadian shoppers?

Are you trying to reach Canadian shoppers? A little insight into their purchasing habits can really help retailers with their sales and marketing plans. Strategy Online recently posted insights into how Canadian consumers think. These include: Although 71 per cent of Canadians say they enjoy shopping, many (47 per cent) want it done quickly and … Continue reading What motivates Canadian shoppers?