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Study: Retail e-commerce and COVID-19: How online shopping opened doors while many were closing

Released: 2020-07-24

In March 2020, measures were taken by all levels of government to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Canada. These actions significantly affected how consumers made retail purchases.

The article "Retail e-commerce and COVID-19: How online shopping opened doors while many were closing," published today, provides an overview of the Canadian retail trade sector in the wake of the pandemic, with a focus on how e-commerce took on greater importance. Using a custom data series from the Monthly Retail Trade Program, this paper presents the different trends observed across the Canadian retail trade subsectors.

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The article "Retail e-commerce and COVID-19: How online shopping opened doors while many were closing," which is part of the series StatCan COVID-19: Data to Insights for a Better Canada (Catalogue number45280001), is now available.

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