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The North America Retailing Sectors : A Company and Industry Analysis (June 2007)

  • ID: 656400
  • June 2007
  • Region: America, North America, United States
  • 36 pages
  • Mergent
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Current Environment - Key Points
- Consumer retail spending in the US held up well in the first quarter of 2007, even though there was a slight slowdown in the economy
- Meanwhile, Canada's retail industry saw steady growth during the period, with high consumer spending and retailers showing improved balance sheets
- US top retail stocks, the Dow Jones Retail Index, Dow Jones Consumer Goods Index and S&P 500 sank in the first three months of 2007 as the economy began to show signs of slowing and consumers- propensity to keep on spending started to wane
Most Canadian retail stocks also fell during the period
- In the first three months of 2007, total US retail sales were valued at US$1.1 trillion from US$1.08 trillion in the corresponding period a year earlier
In 2006, retail sales advanced 6.57% from US$4.11 trillion in 2005
- In Canada, retail sales were valued at C$100.68 billion (US$89.69 billion), up 5.4% from a year earlier, while sales totaled C$391.59 billion (US$348.86 billion) in 2006, up 6.23% from C$368.63 billion (US$328.4 billion) in 2005
- Retailers in the US continued to seek growth through mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as competition READ MORE >

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Current Environment - US

Sector Overview
- Sector Performance
- Leading Retailers
- Merger, Acquisition and Alliance
Current Environment - Canada
- Sector Overview
- Leading Players
- Sector Performance
Industry Profile - US
- Industry Size and Value
- Employment Levels
- Industry Focus
- Exports and Imports
Industry Profile - Canada
- Industry Size and Value
- Industry Focus
- Exports and Imports
Market Trends and Outlook -
- Retailers Look to China
- Retailers Eye India's Potential
- Consumers Still Love Online
- M-Commerce Takes Baby Steps
- Gift Cards Surpass Expectations
- Market Outlook
Market Trends and Outlook -
- Online Shopping Popularity
- The Gift Card Bandwagon
- Baby-boomers the Prized Target
- Market Outlook
Currency Conversion Table
The Scope of this Report
Key References
Comparative Data
Reports Coverage

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