Coronavirus: impact on the retail landscape in Canada

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Statista dossier on the impact of the coronavirus on retail, e-commerce, and FMCG in Canada

This dossier provides some of the most recent data relating to the impact of the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on the retail landscape in Canada. Over the course of 2020 and beyond, every province had reported cases of COVID-19, which is why the country had taken strict measures to fight the spread of the pandemic, such as temporarily closing schools, bars, restaurants, and movie theaters, banning large public gatherings, and encouraging people to work from home where possible. To provide an understanding of the impact of the coronavirus on the retail sector, the dossier has been broken down into the following chapters: overview, general retail figures, food & clothing stores, cannabis, e-commerce, and shopping location preference.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Canadian COVID-19 confirmed cases as of May 6, 2021, by province or territory

    • Share of Canadians who would get vaccinated for COVID Jul. 2020 - Mar. 2021

    • Coronavirus: U.S. year over year monthly retail sales comparison, by sector 2019-2021

    • Share of consumers who will not go to these stores without a COVID-19 vaccine 2021

    • Impact of COVID-19 on Valentine's Day in North America 2021

    • Average savings per household in Canada Q1 2020-Q3 2020

  • 2. General retail figures
    • Canada: sales of retail trade 2012-2020

    • Canada: retail trade sales 2012-2020, by region

    • Canada: monthly retail trade sales 2014-2021

    • Impact of COVID-19 on holiday gift spending in Canada 2020

    • Impact of the pandemic on Canadian holiday spending 2020

    • Impact of COVID-19 on saving money during the holiday season in Canada 2020

    • Canada: retail sales of general merchandise stores 2012-2020

    • Monthly retail sales of sporting goods and hobby stores in Canada 2015-2021

  • 3. Food and clothing stores
    • Monthly retail sales of grocery stores in Canada 2015-2021

    • Canada: monthly retail sales of convenience stores 2015-2021

    • Monthly retail sales of food and beverage stores in Canada 2015-2021

    • Main reasons for food waste during by households during the pandemic in Canada 2020

    • The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on food safety concerns Canada 2020

    • The impact of the pandemic on grocery shoppers' price consciousness Canada 2020

    • Monthly retail sales of clothing stores in Canada 2015-2021

    • Change in retail sales of shoe stores in Canada 2012-2020

    • Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Canadian apparel sales 2020

    • Impact of coronavirus on Canadian apparel sales 2020, by segment

    • YoY growth in Canadian specialty clothing store sales by province April 2020

  • 4. Cannabis
    • Monthly retail sales of legal Canadian cannabis stores 2018-2020

    • Impact of COVID-19 on medical cannabis purchasing among Canadian patients 2020

    • Past month Canadian cannabis use during COVID-19 2020

    • Cannabis delivery and click and collect plans due to COVID-19 2020

  • 5. E-commerce
    • Canada retail e-commerce sales 2017-2024

    • Canada retail e-commerce sales growth 2018-2024

    • Canada monthly e-commerce retail sales 2016-2021

    • Drivers of online purchases in Canada 2020

    • Online vs. offline purchases by category in Canada 2020

    • Canadian leading reasons to buy groceries online 2020

    • Reasons to purchase food online in Canada 2020

    • Growth in Canadian online sales due to coronavirus 2020, by sector

  • 6. Shopping location preference
    • Share of Canadians intending to purchase at retail stores during COVID-19 2021

    • Where Canadians will shop on Black Friday 2019-2020

    • Canada: consumers shopping in department stores post-lockdown 2020

    • The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on shopping location preference Canada 2020

    • Innovations in shopping malls for Canadians post-lockdown 2020

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