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.
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 theirunderstanding of current market trends, the strategic significance of retail sector innovation and practices that improve business competitiveness across industries.