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The Consumer Trends Report (2005)

The Consumer Trends Report (2005) is a research document from the Office of Consumer Affairs that provides a general overview of economic and marketplace consumer trends in the years leading up to the report’s release. It also points to research gaps for future work by the consumer affairs community.

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(1,364 KB, 231 pages)

HTML Version
Cat. No. Iu70-4/18-2005E-HTML
ISBN 0-662-39442-9

PDF Version
Cat. No. Iu70-4/18-2005E-PDF
ISBN 0-662-39441-0

Consumer Trends Updates (2013)

In 2013, two Consumer Trends Updates were released, reporting on research or policy developments related to themes explored in the 2005 Consumer Trends Report.

Summer 2013

Canada's Changing Retail Market
This Consumer Trends Update highlights the structural changes experienced in the Canadian retail landscape from the time The Consumer Trends Report was released in 2005, until the summer of 2013. 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.

Spring 2013

An Overview of Academic Consumer Interest Research in Canada
This Consumer Trends Update provides an overview of the status of academic consumer interest research (CIR) in 2013, from a Canadian perspective. It first presents the challenges inherent to defining CIR and discusses the field's linkages to consumer policy-making. This is followed by some observations on the state of academic CIR in Canada at the time. Models of CIR-related academic networking activities are then presented as examples of how academic CIR can develop and contribute to policy-making. Such academic CIR contributions deserve further and sustained attention by all partners in the consumer policy community.