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January 25, 2018

Canadian Toy Sales Grow by 3 Percent in 2017, Outpacing Almost all Other Major Markets Reports The NPD Group
Toronto, January 24, 2017 – Canadian toy industry sales grew by 3 percent in 2017, according to The NPD Group, a leading global information company. This puts Canada amongst the top three countrie....


January 23, 2018

2017 Holiday Category Recap
How did some of the most popular Canadian retail categories preform over the holiday season? The NPD Group takes a look in its 2017 holiday category recap. Toys The Canadian Toys industry capped ....


October 25, 2017

Online Retail Sales Shine as Canadians Embrace Ecommerce
Online retail sales grew 18 per cent during the 12 months ending June’17, while brick and mortar remained flat Ecommerce accounted for 11 per cent of total retail sales (including grocery) ....


September 28, 2017

The Canadian Sports Market Hits it Out of the Park in 2017
Toronto, ON - September 28, 2017 - The $9.5 Billion Canadian Sports market is experiencing record growth in 2017 with sales up +17 per cent year over year. Key drivers include Apparel, which has grown....


September 19, 2017

Foodservice Traffic Grows in Every Global Market Outside of U.S. in Second Quarter
Quick service segment and delivery services were key drivers of global visit growth Chicago, September 19, 2017 — With the U.S. being the exception, foodservice markets across the world realized vari....


September 12, 2017

What’s Fuelling the Canadian Beauty Industry?
The Canadian prestige beauty industry has grown by +9.4 per cent to $1.13 Billion year to date Leading drivers include the makeup category at +8.1 per cent to $485 Million, skincare at+12 per ....


August 2, 2017

Global Toy Sales Grew by 3 Percent in the First Half of 2017, Reports The NPD Group
NPD Expecting 2017 Sales to Rise by 4 Percent  Port Washington, NY, August 2, 2017 – Toy industry sales are up 3 percent from January through June 2017 across the global markets tracked by The NPD Gro....


July 29, 2017

Unwavering Consumer Demand Continues to Drive Growth in Canadian Toy Industry in 2017
Toronto, ON – June 29, 2017 - The Canadian toy industry posted an increase of +3.1 per cent in dollar sales over the first five months of 2017, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information ....


May 12, 2017

Top Foodservice Operators Recognized at The NPD Group’s 2017 Foodservice Summit
Toronto, ON – May 12, 2017 – On May 9 at its annual Foodservice Summit in Toronto The NPD Group, a global information company, recognized five top operators in the foodservice space. The NPD Consume....


March 30, 2017

New Report Explores How Food and Beverage Consumption Are Changing in Canada
Eating Patterns in Canada (EPIC) Provides an in-Depth Look at What’s Truly Important to The Canadian Consumer When Eating in And Out of Home TORONTO, March 30, 2017 - The NPD Group and Nielsen have jo....


January 26, 2017

Canadian Toy Industry Surges Thanks to Record Black Friday and Boxing Week Sales
Toronto, ON - January 26, 2017 - The Canadian toy industry posted an increase of +6 per cent in 2016, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Annual sales topped $2-billion as....


January 20, 2017

Canadian Foodservice Industry To Grow Less Than One Percent In 2015, Reports NPD
2015 will be battle for market share in quick and full service restaurant segments Toronto, January 20, 2015 — The battle for market share in the Canadian foodservice and restaurant industry will con....


January 16, 2017

Total Canadian Restaurant Industry Visit Growth Will Remain Stalled in 2017 But Quick Service Restaurant Traffic Will See Uptick
Toronto, January 16, 2017 — Canadian restaurant industry traffic will remain stalled in 2017 in much the same manner it did in 2016, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company.  The N....


January 9, 2017

CSGA and The NPD Group Launch New Sporting Goods Partnership
Partnership Will Ensure CSGA Members Have Access to Best-in-class Research and Insight January 9th, 2017 Toronto, ON –A new strategic partnership between The NPD Group, one of the world’s leading prov....


December 20, 2016

The Global Foodservice Market Improved in the Third Quarter Despite Economic and Social Turmoil
Chicago, December 20, 2016 — The global foodservice industry held steady in the third quarter and performed better than the previous quarter in spite of strong headwinds — an earthquake in Italy, ....


November 9, 2016

Breaking Down the Anemic Full Service Restaurant Market in Canada
Toronto, ON - According to The NPD Group, a leading global information company, fit’s been a particularly challenging few years for Full Service Restaurants (FSR) in Canada. Overall, traffic at FSR ha....


August 25, 2016

Summer Heat Wave Gives Canadian Activewear Market a Boost
Toronto, ON - According to The NPD Group, a leading global information company, the Women’s Active Apparel market grew by +8 per cent to $2.8B in Q2 of 2016. The growing trend of “athleisure” coup....


July 26, 2016

When it Comes To Consumer Decisions, Brand Loyalty Reigns Supreme
Brand Loyalty Report Takes a Cause and Effect Look at How Loyalty Translates Into Sales TORONTO, July 26, 2016 – When it comes to building a brand, very few traits are as important as loyalty.  Accord....


July 26, 2016

Children Share Their Leisure Time Equally Between Traditional Play and Technology-Based Play
New Report Sheds Light on Technology Adoption by Kids Toronto, ON July 25, 2016 – According to new research from global information company  The NPD Group, kids today share their leisure time fair....


May 31, 2016

Ditch The Stilettos For Sneakers?
Growth of “Athleisure” is Making Waves in The Footwear Market Has the rising popularity of “athleisure” fundamentally changed the way women are dressing in Canada? According to the most recent marke....


May 17, 2016

Canadian Toy Industry Continues to Grow in Q1
Toronto, ON May 2, 2016 – The Canadian toy industry posted an increase of 1 per cent in the first quarter of 2016, according to global information company The NPD Group. However, according to Toy ....


February 25, 2016

Canadians Love Their Coffee
Coffee Consumption in Canada Jumps by Nearly 10 per cent Canadians consumed 2.3 billion servings of coffee in 2015, up from 2.1 billion in 2014 Changing consumer preferences have led to....


February 10, 2016

Canada’s Beauty Industry Sees Solid Growth in 2015
According to The NPD Group, a leading global information company, Canada’s beauty industry grew by +12 per cent in 2015, an increase of nearly $170 million. The growth was driven in large part by s....


January 1, 2016

A Challenging Year For The Canadian Beverage Industry
In 2015, commercial foodservice traffic was flat, meaning there was no growth in the number of customers eating at foodservice. Furthermore, consumer beverage growth in commercial foodservice was ....


December 15, 2015

Toy Industry Seeing Record-Breaking Sales Thanks to Star Wars Hype
Canadian Toy Sales Surge Prior to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Launch On Friday December 18 an entire galaxy of crazed fans will finally get what they’ve been waiting for – a chance to watch Star Wars....


November 13, 2015

Unwrapping Holiday Toy Trends
Canadians plan to spend an average of $608 on holiday purchases this year (a decline of -7 per cent compared to last year) The Canadian toy market is growing at +8 per cent (faster than....


October 13, 2015

The Force Awakens Canadian Toy Sales
Weekly Sales Figures Skyrocket After Star Wars Toy Event Toronto, ON, October 13, 2015 - A new wave of Star Wars toys has flooded the market after an event dubbed Force Friday on September 4 rocked t....


September 1, 2015

Canadian Toy Industry Poised For Strong Year-End Growth
NPD Forecasts That Canadian Toy Industry Will Grow 7.3 Per Cent in 2015 Toronto, ON, September, 1 2015 – In the first half of 2015 the Canadian toy industry grew by 7.4 percent, or about $43 million,....


July 28, 2015

Skinny Jeans Are Growing in Popularity, but You’ll Be Surprised at Who’s Buying
Sales of Skinny Jeans With Male Consumers Increase by 30 Per Cent Year-Over-Year Denim category remained flat in 2014 Sales of skinny jeans to men increased by 30 per cent Sales of skinny je....


July 27, 2015

The NPD Group Introduces New Toy Retail Tracking Service in Canada
Captures both in-store and online sales Offers consumer panel and point-of-sale (POS) tracking Data available on a monthly as well as weekly basis Retailer panel encompasses close to 85 pe....


July 21, 2015

Alcoholic Beverage Consumption Dips For Fifth Straight Year
Declining Consumption a Challenge For Canadian Restaurant Operators Overall alcoholic beverage servings declined in 2014 Alcoholic beverage consumption has declined 1 per cent per year since 20....


July 14, 2015

Consumers Looking to Dine On-Site Turn to Quick Service Restaurants More Often
On-premises restaurant dining represents $28.7 billion for industry Toronto, July 14, 2015 — More Canadian customers are sitting down and eating their meals in quick service restaurants than are carr....


April 28, 2015

Quick Service Restaurant Visits Around the Globe Reflect Local Consumer Sentiment Regardless of Economic Conditions
Chicago, April 28, 2015 — Visits to quick service restaurants, which represent the bulk of global foodservice traffic, were more a reflection of consumer sentiment than each country’s economic state i....


April 27, 2015

Emergence of the Smart Home
Despite High Awareness, Only One in Six Canadians Have Invested in Home Automation The vision of a life made simpler by technology has come closer to fruition through Home Automation.  Through the in....


March 3, 2015

Canadians Turn to Artificial Tanning Products For That Summertime Glow
Growth in Sun Care Category Driven by Self-Tanning Products TORONTO, March 17, 2015 – Forget that long awaited March Break vacation. Frost-bitten Canadians looking for that healthy, summertime glow a....


March 3, 2015

What`s In Your Coffee Mug?
Decline in Java Consumption Speaks to Shifting Habits of Canadians Every year Canadians consume 2.1 billion servings of coffee Changing consumer preferences have led to a decline in out-of-home....


January 29, 2015

Children Want Apps and Electronics but Canadian Parents Buy Mostly Traditional Toys
Electronics That Are Purchased for Children Are Devices That Appeal to Multiple Ages Chicago, January 29, 2015 — Christmas was just weeks ago and already the toy industry is gearing up for the 2015 h....


January 26, 2015

Foodservice Consumer Spending Increases In Most Global Markets, But Visits Decline in Many Countries, Reports NPD
Chicago, January 26, 2015 — The good news is that consumers across the globe spent more money when they did visits restaurants and foodservice outlets, but the bad news is that they visited these outl....


January 12, 2015

The “Eyes” Have It in 2015
Eye Shadow and Skincare Products Top Beauty Sales Going into New Year, Reports NPD Toronto, January 12, 2015 —Based on holiday sales of eye shadow and skincare products, eyes will be sparkling with c....


December 22, 2014

Boxing Week Remains Canadians' Top Seasonal Sales Event
Toronto, December 22, 2014 — An increasing number of Canadians are being tempted by heavily promoted Black Friday sales, but it's Boxing Week that gets the most attention from shoppers, finds a survey....


December 3, 2014

Quick Service Restaurants Have Uphill Battle to Drive Visit Growth Over Next Several Years
Carry-Out and Drive-Thru Visits Main Contributor to Modest Growth Forecast  Toronto, December 3, 2014 —The quick service restaurant (QSR) segment in Canada currently accounts for 4.3 billion annual c....


November 27, 2014

Energy Rich Provinces Biggest Spenders This Holiday Season
Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador to spend 40% more than the national average TORONTO, November 25, 2014 – Residents of Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador are feeling particularly jolly this holiday....


November 12, 2014

Canadian Consumers Spending Big on Beauty
$1.4 billion dollar beauty market ranks Canada number one Globally TORONTO – November 12, 2014 – Canadians have become increasingly cognisant of quality when it comes to their beauty routines, spendi....


November 3, 2014

Bargain Hunting Driving Canadian Online Shopping Traffic
Free Shipping Would Entice Canadians To Buy More Online TORONTO –November 3, 2104 – Canadians are on the hunt and not afraid to go the extra mile or open a new tab on their browser to chase down a go....


September 29, 2014

Q2 Global Foodservice Consumer Spending Gets Boost from Higher Eater Checks While Overall Visits Reflect Each Country’s Mood
Food Safety Issues Hurt Traffic in China and Germany Chicago, September 29, 2014 — Higher eater checks at foodservice outlets around the globe in the second calendar quarter of 2014 helped to increas....


September 17, 2014

Canadians’ Taste for Chain Restaurants Causes Independents to Close Doors
Restaurants in Canada decreasing overall, but chains are growing as independents decline TORONTO, September 17, 2014 – Canadians who love the charm, authenticity and inimitable cuisine found only at ....


September 3, 2014

Only Chic Technology Wearable in Canada
Function is secondary to fashion-conscious consumers TORONTO, September 2, 2014 – The crossover between fashion and technology is becoming increasingly mainstream, but Canadians are not prepared to s....


July 30, 2014

Kids’ Footwear a Shoo-In for Most Popular Back-to-School Purchase
Department and athletic stores seeing most growth, but brick-and-mortar shopping trumps online TORONTO, July 30, 2014 – The back-to-school shopping period is just around the corner and, as parents st....


July 22, 2014

Limited-Time Offers Increase Competition In Flat Foodservice Industry
BBQ sandwiches, hot dogs and iced tea among Canadian favourites likely adapted  TORONTO, July 22, 2014 – There are more than 72,000 restaurants in Canada, all of which are clamoring for clientele. Un....


July 7, 2014

Canadian Families Leave the Kids at Home When Visiting Restaurants
Families with kids restaurant visits decline by 3 per cent Toronto, July 7, 2014 — Restaurant visits by families with kids (those including children under age 18) declined by 3 per cent while adult-o....


June 25, 2014

Great Britain and Russia Lead Global Foodservice Traffic Growth and Germany Rebounds, Reports NPD
Restaurant chains couldn’t buoy global foodservice market in first quarter Chicago, June 25, 2014 — Great Britain led the developed markets in foodservice traffic gains and the still young Russian fo....


June 4, 2014

Small Tablets See Big Sales in Canada
Consumers bypassing large screens and more memory for compact, affordable devices TORONTO, June 4, 2014 – Tablets, the IT Hardware market’s most promising offering, are thriving in a declining market....


May 27, 2014

Dwindling Desktop Market Resuscitated By Young Canadians
18-24 year olds report increased preference for desktops despite advancements in mobile tech TORONTO, May 27, 2014 – Though it is likely that desktop computer manufacturers and retailers feel the pre....


May 21, 2014

Denim Sales on the Decline in Canada
Workout pants among styles stealing market share TORONTO, May 21, 2014 – Canada’s denim retailers are facing stiff competition as a growing number of consumers try new pants on for size. According to....


April 14, 2014

Canada’s Emerging “Fast Casual” Category Competes with Quick-Service and Sit Down Full-Service Restaurants
TORONTO, April 14, 2014 – There is a new category in the Canadian foodservice industry predicted to give quick-service and full-service restaurants (QSRs and FSRs) a run for their money. While still r....


March 27, 2014

Canadians Attuned to Traditional Music Sources
Newer devices and accessories on the rise, but car stereos most popular for consuming music TORONTO, March 27, 2014 – Though technological advancements in the audio sector are ever more revolutionary....


March 24, 2014

Canadian Women Dress Down for Success
Female Millennials investing more money in everyday apparel as offices become more casual TORONTO, March 24, 2014 – Offices across Canada are becoming increasingly casual, and women are dressing the ....


March 19, 2014

Russia, Great Britain, and Australia Lead in Foodservice Traffic Growth in Last Quarter of 2013
Foodservice traffic and spending in China declines Chicago, March 19, 2014 — A burgeoning foodservice market, nice weather, and an improved economy were factors contributing to foodservice traffic gr....


February 25, 2014

Men’s Apparel Sales Skyrocketing While Women’s Segment Remains Flat
TORONTO, February 25, 2014 – Retailers looking to get ahead will move away from their target female audience and focus their attention on men. Recent data from leading global information company The N....


February 18, 2014

Pour Me Another Virgin, Bartender
Restaurant cheques show Canadian alcohol consumption on the decline TORONTO, February 18, 2014 – Despite the political spotlight on Toronto and the reputation Canada has earned as a result, a recent ....


December 10, 2013

Batteries Not Included With This Year’s Hottest Holiday Toys
Childhood classics expected to outsell their cutting-edge technological counterparts TORONTO, December 10, 2013 – Tablets, video games and cell phones are expected to take a back seat to puzzles, dol....


December 2, 2013

Foodservice Success in 2014 Lies in Quick-Service Burgers and Snacks
2013 review predicts minimal growth for next year, but indicates opportunities in current trends TORONTO, December 2, 2013 – With 2013 coming to a close, there is no better time to review what Canadi....


October 22, 2013

Cheque Increases, Not Visits, Feeding Canadian Restaurant Industry
Country’s total restaurant count increases by 1,039 units TORONTO, October 22, 2013 – Canada’s billion-dollar foodservice industry remains stable, however its continued growth is not attributed to th....


October 21, 2013

Canadian Shoppers Savvy About Online Savings
Fashion and technology key categories influencing e-commerce growth TORONTO, October 21, 2013 – Canadian consumers have high expectations when online shopping and discounted pricing is often the dete....


September 3, 2013

Canadian Retailers Losing Special-Size Market Share to the U.S.
Fifty-seven per cent of women in Canada wear non-traditional sizes and have trouble finding clothes  TORONTO, September 3, 2013 – Approximately 10 million women in Canada are having a hard time buyin....


July 24, 2013

Athletic Shoe Sales Outpace Growth of Total Footwear Market in Canada
Workout shoes account for one quarter of the total amount spent on footwear TORONTO, July 24, 2013 – Canadians are making a run to their local shoe stores and leaving equipped to jog back home. Acc....


July 3, 2013

Fast Food Still King In Canada
Quick-service restaurants see majority of traffic from out-of-home diners TORONTO, July 4, 2013 – When Canadians opt out of cooking, the majority head for their local fast-food chain. According to ....


June 12, 2013

Australia, Canada, and China Post Foodservice Traffic Gains in First Quarter 2013; Visits Flat to Weak in Other Countries Across the Globe, Reports NPD
Chicago, June 12, 2013 —Australia, Canada, and China rang in 2013 with an increase in foodservice consumer visits as other countries across the globe experienced weak traffic growth in the first quart....


June 6, 2013

High Score for Digital Games Despite Players’ Preferences for Old Consoles
Canadians are spending more time getting their gaming fix on mobile devices TORONTO, June 6, 2013 – According to Video Game Acquisition in Canada, a recent study from leading global information compa....


May 13, 2013

Gluten-Free Trend Has Significant Impact on Canadian Restaurant Industry
Gluten- and wheat-free orders increased almost 140 per cent since 2010  TORONTO, May 13, 2013 – Canadians are becoming increasingly intolerant, or so it would appear when taking a closer look at rest....


May 6, 2013

Four Percent of Canadian Transactions Were Made Online in 2012
TORONTO, May 6, 2013 – According to research from global information company The NPD Group, approximately 4 percent of all Canadian transactions were made online, up 0.5 percent from 2011. The findin....


April 16, 2013

Unplanned Purchases Don’t Happen at the Checkout Stand; Tablets are the New Impulse Buy in Canada
One in three tablet purchases are made spontaneously, doubling category sales in 2013  TORONTO, April 16, 2013 – Price is no longer the principal factor when purchasing a new computer, according to a....


April 4, 2013

Men Step Forward as Canada’s New Shoe Addicts
Growth in men’s footwear sales four times greater than women’s TORONTO, April 4, 2013 – Canadian men cleaning their closets this spring will need to make room for their expanding shoe collections. Ac....


March 26, 2013

Nutrition and Food Quality: Attitudes by Region
Habits vary from coast to coast, with biggest disparity between Atlantic Canada and Quebec TORONTO, March 26, 2013 – Attitudes about nutrition and healthy eating vary from region to region, but the e....


March 13, 2013

Canadian Retailers Get Big Boost from Small Appliance Sales
Innovative home entertainment devices spur growth in a frail economy TORONTO, March 13, 2013 – The increasing popularity of home entertainment appliances, such as single-serve coffee makers, slow coo....


March 12, 2013

Global Foodservice Traffic Sluggish in Last Quarter of 2012 But Spending Increases, Reports NPD
Chicago, March 12, 2013 — Sluggish and weak were terms used throughout 2012 to describe the state of the foodservice industry across the globe and the last quarter proved these fitting descriptors, bu....


February 20, 2013

Foodservice Fact Check: What 2012 Can Teach Us About 2013
NPD reveals Canadian industry trends and tips for success as the year unfolds TORONTO, February 20, 2013 – Though foodservice traffic is showing a two-per-cent growth, data obtained last quarter poin....


February 6, 2013

Lingerie Sales Get A Plus-Sized Boost for Valentine’s Day
Majority of consumer dollars are spent on intimates in Q3, but plus sizes peak in Q1 TORONTO, February 6, 2013 – Lingerie retailers have curvaceous women to thank for their Q1 sales boost, as plus-si....


January 31, 2013

23 Billion Dollar Full-Service Dining Industry in Canada Driven By Social Media
Social media recommendations outranks restaurant promotions and group discount websites in influencing full-service restaurant choice TORONTO, January 30, 2013 – After taking a hit in business during....


January 15, 2013

Fitness Fashion: Workout Motivation or Simply Loungewear?
Less than 20 per cent of fitness apparel sales in Canada used for sport or exercise TORONTO, January 15, 2013 – With the beginning of each new year comes the inevitable ambition to re-examine priorit....


January 7, 2013

Restaurant Visits Improve in Canada and China; Remain Stable in Japan, UK and U.S; Decline in Europe, Japan, and Australia in Third Quarter, Reports NPD
Chicago, January 7, 2013 — The state of the global restaurant industry in this year’s third calendar quarter was a reflection of each geography’s economy, according to recent foodservice market resear....


December 19, 2012

Men Will Be Sporting New Threads This Holiday Season
According to The NPD Group, males are receiving gifts others feel they would not purchase for themselves TORONTO, December 19, 2012 – Regardless of what may be topping their gift wish list, men will ....


December 12, 2012

Eating Patterns Reveal Likely Resolution For Atlantic Canadians
Fruit and fresh vegetables not a staple at mealtime, and obesity high in this region TORONTO, December 12, 2012 – When the new year arrives, people often make resolutions centred around their diets, ....


November 26, 2012

Frugal Canadians won’t leave holiday shopping to the last minute
Majority plan to do thorough research and hope to have shopping wrapped by early December TORONTO, November 26, 2012 – Gone are the days of frantically looking for the perfect gift at 8 p.m. on Decem....


November 6, 2012

Canada’s Slimmest Province Doesn’t Shy Away From Dessert
Disinterested in snacking, Quebecers indulge in dessert 30 per cent more than the rest of Canadians TORONTO, November 6, 2012 – Similar to French European culture, deprivation is not in the vocabulai....


October 29, 2012

Quebec Fashion Retail Market Experiences Growth
TORONTO, October 29, 2012 –According to research from leading market research firm, The NPD Group, this year (rolling 12 months ending August 2012), Quebec consumers spent a total of $6.4 billion doll....


October 3, 2012

Shapewear Sales Slim Down in Canada
Opportunity to grow market amongst 18 to 24 year old women TORONTO, October 3, 2012 – Shapewear continues to provide a much-needed boost for Canadian women, but retailers and manufacturers have yet t....


September 27, 2012

Bad Weather and Economic Concerns Kept Restaurant Visits Down in Europe; Canada and China Continued Restaurant Visit Gains in Second Quarter
Chicago, September 27, 2012 — If it wasn’t rainy, cloudy weather that kept foodservice customers away throughout much of Europe in the April, May, and June quarter, it was economic concerns that did, ....


August 14, 2012

Denim and Sneakers Win Popularity Contest Amongst Kids Heading Back to School
July through September sales critical to annual performance for many Apparel and Footwear retailers TORONTO, August 14, 2012 – Jeans and running shoes are the unofficial uniform for kids heading back....


August 1, 2012

Online Marketing Driving One Third of New Restaurant Visits
Quick-service restaurants experiencing greatest return TORONTO, July 31, 2012 – Online marketing, typically delivered via a website or smartphone application, is the force behind 33 per cent of first....


July 20, 2012

Coffeehouses Losing Market Share to Single-Serve Machines
More Canadians opting to brew their favourite drinks at home  TORONTO, July 18, 2012 – The average coffee drinker in Canada is drinking an average of two cups of coffee per day, but the source of the....


June 26, 2012

Canadian Foodservice Visits in Winter Quarter Reach All-Time High, Reports NPD
Canadian Foodservice Visits in Winter Quarter Reach All-Time High, Reports NPD Chicago, June 26, 2012 — Winter 2012 was a strong quarter for the Canadian foodservice industry, according to The NPD Gr....


June 11, 2012

Canadian Video Game Market Experiences Sales Growth In Revenue And Units In The Six Months Ending February 2012
Industry Growth Driven by Acquisition of Free Games and Demos TORONTO, June 11, 2012 – According to Video Game Acquisition in Canada, the most recent report from leading market research company, The ....


April 23, 2012

Optimistic Start to 2012 for the Canadian PC Market
Notebooks leading sales, however tablets lure buyers TORONTO, April 23, 2012 – The personal computer industry fared well in 2011 despite softness in the Desktop space and a rapid decline in Netbook s....


April 17, 2012

Canada Foodservice Visits and Spend Improve in Fourth Quarter Despite Economy, Reports NPD
—Foodservice Around the World Post Modest Gains Chicago, April 17, 2012 ─ With minimal assist from the economy, Canadians made over 6.6 billion visits to restaurants and other foodservice outlets in ....


April 16, 2012

Breakfast Heating Up at Quick-Service Restaurants
Morning meal set to grow 10 per cent by 2016, reports NPD TORONTO, April 16, 2012 – Breakfast, already a bright spot for Canada’s quick-service restaurant (QSR) segment, is expected to heat up accord....


March 28, 2012

NPD Names Mike Leahy President of its Canadian Market Research Businesses
Port Washington, NY, March 28, 2012 ─ The NPD Group, Inc., a global leader in retail and consumer research, announces the appointment of Mike Leahy as president of its Canadian market research busines....


March 28, 2012

Taste Trumps Health When Mom Makes Meals
Nutrition still important, but feeding family comes first TORONTO, March 28, 2012 – When it comes to meal time, moms have one clear goal: make sure the family is fed. Everything else is secondary for....


March 13, 2012

Men Outshopping Women in Canada
Men’s Apparel sector thrives and minimizes the dip in Fashion industry sales TORONTO, March 12, 2012 – Canadian men have never looked better, and it might have something to do with their shopping hab....


February 29, 2012

More Than Three Quarters of Canadian Consumers Use Their Smartphones for Photos On-The-Go
TORONTO, February 28, 2012 –The camera market continues to go mobile, with busy Canadians relying increasingly on their smartphones to snap the photos once entrusted to their point-and-shoot devices. ....


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