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Canadian REITs and Retail

By Dr. Maurice Yeates and Dr. Tony Hernandez

The latest research from the CSCA focuses on the growth of real estate investment trusts (REITs) in Canada. What are REITs?...

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The Absorption of Target's Former Store Portfolio in Canada

By Matthew Emmons and Dr. Tony Hernandez

Our analysis is about the story of the real estate that underpinned US-based Target coming to Canada...

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Location Intelligence: Research and Applications

By Dr. Murray D. Rice and Dr. Tony Hernandez

This textbook captures the contribution of applied geographers to decision-making in institutions of all kinds, including for-profit business, non-profit organizations, and governmental...

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Reconceptualizing Ethnic Retail

By Dr. Shuguang Wang and Dr. Tony Hernandez

The ethnic retail economy in Canada that has evolved into a complex business sector. The ethnic consumer market has grown rapidly...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Spatial Implication 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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The CSCA Retail 100

By Christopher Daniel and Dr. Tony Hernandez

The CSCA Retail 100 for 2015 brings you the top 100 retail conglomerates operating in Canada as ranked by total estimated retail sales on...

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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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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 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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Assessing Canada's Leading Retail Companies

By Dr. Maurice Yeates, Christopher Daniel and Dr. Tony Hernandez

This paper is directed toward providing data-based assessments, in the form of ranked indices, of Canada’s leading...

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The CSCA Retail 100 (previously Canada's Leading Retailers)

By Christopher Daniel and Dr. Tony Hernandez

Welcome to the first edition of the CSCA Retail 100, an evolution of the CSCA’s Canada’s Leading Retailers report series. This...

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The Influence of the Toronto Rapid Transit System on Residential Property Values

By Dr. Maurice Yeates and Dr. Tony Hernandez

This research from the CSCA focuses on the influence of rapid transit (RT) system on residential property prices. With residential...

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