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

  • ID: 656401
  • December 2007
  • Region: America, North America, United States
  • 32 pages
  • Mergent

This report updates the previous North American retail report, focusing on the markets in Canada and the United States
Current Environment - Key Points
- With mortgage defaults rising, banks clamped down on credit once more readily available through home equity loans and mortgage refinancing. This had an effect on consumer spending during the year
- Retail performance was below par during the third quarter of 2007 with many affected by the credit crunch and housing downturn
- However, as Christmas approached, encouraging signs appeared that consumers would maintain their level of spending, despite tightening of the credit markets
- In mid-August top retailing stocks fell as part of a broader fall in the stock market and continue declining since then
- News of a jump in inflation and an economic slowdown in the US is expected to drag down overall growth in Canada soon
- Retailers in the US and Canada continued to seek growth through mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as competition for market share and brand loyalty intensified. Through M&A, retailers are able to save costs and have more bargaining power with suppliers and manufacturers.

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Current Environment - US
- Sector Overview
- Sector Performance
- Leading Companies

- Merger, Acquisition and

- Alliance Activity

Current Environment - Canada
- Sector Overview
- Sector Performance
- Leading Companies

- Merger, Acquisition and

- Alliance Activity

Industry Profile - US
- Industry Size and Value

- Industry Focus
- Exports and Imports

Industry Profile - Canada
- Industry Size and Value

- Industry Focus
- Exports and Imports

Market Trends and Outlook -
US
- Toy Recalls Become More

Frequent

- Gaming Industry Is Breaking the

Speed Limit
- Pet Accessory Market Set to

Grow Further

- Gift Cards More in Style

- Market Outlook
Market Trends and Outlook -
Canada
- Retailers Start RFID Smart

Labels

- After Two Years, Canadians Still

Adore Gift Cards

- Market Outlook
Currency Conversion Table
The Scope of this Report
Key References
Comparative Data
Reports Coverage

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