Canada's large retailer sales are in, and they are showing a consistently modest overall increase of 1.5 percent.
A few highlights of the report include:
- Womenswear's first increase in months at 2.7 percent (although, much of that may be attributed to markdowns)
- Menswear continues to post steady and impressive growth: 7.8 percent this month, 5.2 percent in May, and 4.9 percent in April
- The decline in books has grown to over 7 percent (from around the 5 percent in previous months)
- Sporting goods, and toys, games, hobby have achieved another double-digit month at 10.9 percent increase