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Canadian Retail & Wholesale:
Market Demographics & Industry Benchmarks

The links below are FREE on-line sources to key Canadian Retail & Wholesale Industry and Market data for small businesses.

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FREE Sources Available Online

ACNielsen Canada

Acumen Research Group

Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores

Canadian Corporate Information

Canadian Grocer

Canadian Health Food Association

Canadian Sporting Goods Association

Direct Sellers Association of Canada

Export Development Canada

Francon Canada

Human Resources Development Canada

International Council of Shopping Centres

J.C. Williams Group

Kubas Consulting

Luggage, Leathergoods, Handbags and Accessories Association of Canada

Moneris Solutions

Polk Canada

Retail Council of Canada

Statistics Canada - Retail & Wholesale

Strategis - Retail & Wholesale Sectors

Trendex North America

Used Car Dealers Association of Ontario

More Detailed Data

While many of the above references are helpful, you will probably find that they do not address the exact nature of your business or your local market.

Many industry specific and local market databases are only available off-line.

GDSourcing has been helping small and micro businesses access these "hidden" sources since 1997. Our prices and services are geared directly towards entrepreneurs with limited research funds available.


What are the odds your business will be successful?

Canadian Industry Profiles provide you with accurate financial benchmarks for small businesses in the Retail and Wholesale Sector.  Find out how the typical firm in your industry is performing and what percentage are profitable.

Click below to view a list of business types available and to see a sample.

41 - Wholesale Trade
44-45 - Retail Trade

For more information click here


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UPDATED: 03/23/2004
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