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Commercial Strips in the Greater Toronto Area

By Dr. Maurice Yeates, Dr. Tony Hernandez and Andrew Murray

This report focuses on the character and extent of commercial strips in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)...

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Downtown Retailing in Canada's VETCOM Markets

By Andrew Murray and Dr. Tony Hernandez

This research report provides a snapshot of the retail activity of a selected set of major retail chains within the downtowns...

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The Canadian 'Big Middle' and Retail Competition

By Dr. Maurice Yeates and Dr. Tony Hernandez

A recent industry report on commercial real estate trends suggested that ‘middle players’ in the retail industry are being squeezed...

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Shopping Centres in Canada in a Time of Uncertainty

By Dr. Maurice Yeates, Dr. Tony Hernandez and Andrew Murray

This research report focuses on providing a foundation upon which to explain the distribution of shopping centres...

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The CSCA Retail 100 (2016)

By Christopher Daniel and Dr. Tony Hernandez

The CSCA Retail 100 for 2016 brings you the top 100 retail conglomerates operating in Canada...

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Market Thresholds of Major Retail Chains in Canada

By Andrew Murray and Dr. Tony Hernandez

This research insight highlights location trends in corporate retailing across Canada between 2011 and 2016. Our analysis of 325 major retail...

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Open All Hours: Convenience Stores In Canada

By Dr. Maurice Yeates and Dr. Tony Hernandez

With over 22,000 convenience stores operating in Canada, comprising both traditional stores and combined gasoline stations with convenience, the latest...

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E-Retail in Canada - Growth and the Exchange Rate

By Dr. Maurice Yeates and Dr. Tony Hernandez

Online sales in Canada have been estimated to account for 7.3% of non-auto retail sales in 2015 with...

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Corporate Concentration in the Canadian Retail Pharmacy Industry

By Dr. Maurice Yeates and Dr. Tony Hernandez

Read the latest research insight that focuses on Canada’s increasingly concentrated Retail Pharmacy Industry. Our analysis outlines the structure of...

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The Canadian Omni-Channel Landscape

By Andrew Murray and Dr. Tony Hernandez

This research insight focuses on Omni-Channel retail in Canada. Highlighted is the shift from the traditional linear purchase model, replaced by...

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Spatial Implications of the Residential Property Tax

By Dr. Maurice Yeates, Dr. Tony Hernandez, and Matthew Emmons

Property taxation is used by Canadian municipalities to fund key services...

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Foreign Retail Chains in Canada

By Matthew Emmons and Dr. Tony Hernandez

Retailing is an increasingly global business. It has been estimated by the CSCA that in 2015 approaching...

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Business Applications for GIS Technology: A Canadian Perspective

By Lee Feliciano

This paper is a distillation of the thoughts of industry practitioners concerning the current status of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology in Canada.  It is intended to...

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Barcelona: The Commercial Structure

By Jim Simmons and Shizue Kamikihara

This report is the fourth in a series of case studies undertaken as part of the Centre's project on the Competitive Position of Canadian...

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The Commercial Structure of Hong Kong

By Jim Simmons and Shizue Kamikihara

This report is the second in a series of case studies undertaken as part of the CSCA's project on the Competitive Position of Canadian...

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The Management and Evaluation of Shopping Centre Mall Dynamics and Competitive Positioning Using a GIS Technology

Dr. Ken Jones, Michael Pearce and Marco Biasiotto

This research paper examines the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to the management of the regional shopping centre.  The paper...

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Location-Allocation Models for Retail Site Selection

By Anthony C. Lea and Jim Simmons

This research paper introduces readers to the practical applicatios of location-allocation (L-A) models in the site selection process of retail chains.

Location-allocation modelling...

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Commercial Opportunites in Mexico City

By Jim Simmons and Wendy Evans

This paper presents the result of two separate investigations of the Mexican market in order to give a timely look at a market that...

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New Formats In The Canadian Retail Economy

By Dr. Ken Jones, Wendy Evans and Christine Smith

The late 1980s and early 1990s witnessed a series of fundamental structural changes that have altered North American retailing.  One major...

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Commercial Activities In Canada: 1993

By Jim Simmons

The CSCA's inaugural publication illustrates the centre's commitment to raise awareness of the importance of the retail and service sectors within the economy.  This handy reference source...

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