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Total Retail : Canadian customer expectations driving the next retail business model
Today's consumers don't get excited about multichannel retail: They expect it. Convenient physical locations, websites that enable them to find and purchase products, a mobile site or app — these are now the price of entry for retailers.

Retail Valuations – Snapshot Q2 2014
TEV/EBITDA multiples for the North American retail sector in Q2 2014 remained high.

Retail Valuations – Snapshot Q1 2014
After four consecutive quarter-over-quarter increases in TEV/EBITDA, the North American retail sector valuation multiples were flat in Q1 2014.

Retail Valuations – Snapshot Q4 2013
The North American retail sector showed continued momentum with a fourth consecutive quarter-over-quarter increase in TEV/EBITDA.

Cultivating innovation in the Retail and Consumer industry
Find out what Canadian retail and consumer companies need to address to stay relevant and competitive in today's evolving global market.

Retail Valuations – Snapshot Q3 2013
This publication gives you a snapshot of valuation metrics and the performance of the Canadian retail companies in the third quarter of 2013.

Measuring up: Retail Benchmarking Survey
Assess your performance against similar businesses using our retail benchmarking study which pulls in the access of 72 retailers.

Demystifying the online shopper: 10 myths of multi-channel retailing
New technologies, global access, enhanced mobility, social media: each of these has had a profound impact on how consumers gather information and make purchase decisions.

Setting the stage through innovation: Retail trends report
In the wake of depressed consumer spending, retailers are reassessing their strategic priorities and mobilizing to adapt and respond to the ongoing market changes.

In Brief: Strategic Inventory Management – Providing what matters, when it matters
The following edition of In brief discusses inventory management and how PwC Canada’s Retail Consulting Services can help you come up with a winning strategy.

In Brief: Assortment Optimization – Making an impact in 12 seconds or less
The following publication discusses some of the key practices behind assortment optimization to help you understand consumer trends and offer customers what they want, when they want it.

Canadian Retail Security Survey 2012
Canadian retailers continue to experience challenging times with difficult domestic and global economies, changing consumer behaviour and an increasingly competitive retail landscape.