Kubas report studies differences in retail in U.S., Canada

Comparing retail sales in Canada and the U.S. provides insight on what the leading developments are in the U.S. and which might be expected to arrive next in Canada. The northward migration of retail practices also acts as a test, because only the best U.S. retail ideas are likely to make the journey here. So says a new report from Toronto-based Kubas Consultants, 'Comparing Retail in the United States and Canada.'
Despite the many differences between the two countries, including culture, climate and population, the report found that retail differences have more to do with who the retailers are, rather than who their customers are what choices people have of where to shop. For example, while both U.S. and Canadian consumers spend practically the same 29% of their respective gross domestic product in retail outlets, combination stores (superstores and warehouse clubs selling both general merchandise and food) are more developed in the U.S. This affects comparisons in almost every other retail sector, especially grocery. For a PDF of the full report, visit http://www.kubas.com.

Comparing retail sales in Canada and the U.S. provides insight on what the leading developments are in the U.S. and which might be expected to arrive next in Canada. The northward migration of retail practices also acts as a test, because only the best U.S. retail ideas are likely to make the journey here. So says a new report from Toronto-based Kubas Consultants, ‘Comparing Retail in the United States and Canada.’

Despite the many differences between the two countries, including culture, climate and population, the report found that retail differences have more to do with who the retailers are, rather than who their customers are what choices people have of where to shop. For example, while both U.S. and Canadian consumers spend practically the same 29% of their respective gross domestic product in retail outlets, combination stores (superstores and warehouse clubs selling both general merchandise and food) are more developed in the U.S. This affects comparisons in almost every other retail sector, especially grocery. For a PDF of the full report, visit http://www.kubas.com.