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Monday, July 15, 2013 - Itâ??s convenient, butâ?¦

With a growing population and a strong economy, Alberta is seeing some impressive retail sales in 2013. But at least one type of retail operation in our province is seeing sales on a long-term downward trend. Convenience store operators around the province rang up sales of $57.4 million in April of this year (unadjusted for seasonality). That sounds like a lot, but it?s actually down about 11.8 per cent from April of last year and down 24.3 per cent from three years ago (see graph). What?s ...
posted in General at Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:33:37 -0600

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - Always look on the bright side of life (and the economy)

Economists always have lots to fret about. Anxiety over Europe, the slowdown in China and the printing of money in the United States can cause nasty worry lines. But in spite of it all, Alberta?s small and medium-sized companies are still the most optimistic in the country. According to a survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), the index of optimism in our province held essentially unchanged at 68.6 in June. On a scale between 0 and 100, an index above 50 means owners ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 04 Jul 2013 13:45:35 -0600

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