Study: Retail e-commerce and COVID-19: How online shopping opened doors while many were closing
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.
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 ( 45280001), is now available.
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