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Canadian shopping boom set to carry on as ecommerce sees record sales

Canadian shopping boom set to carry on as ecommerce sees record sales

 

  • Canada is turning to online sales for groceries and the rapid growth is expected to carry on past the pandemic, as Canadians are drawn in by the convience of online food shopping
  • Retail ecommerce saw sales climb to a record C$3.9 billion in May, according to Statistics Canada, whilst the nations biggest grocery chain, Loblaws has said their own ecommerce sales have increased 175% in the 3rd quarter of this year
  • A survey conducted by Agri-food Analytics Lab saw 15% increase in how many were shopping online for groceries as compared to before the pandemic, with half saying they will continue to do so
  • As more and more Canadians turn to online shopping, companies have taken note. C$12 billion is being committed by companies as they look to increase their infrastructure and delivery reach

Source : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2020-11-13/supply-chains-latest-canada-s-online-shoppers-are-here-to-stay

 

 

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