Shoppers plan to spend more on Canadian goods and themselves this holiday season [Video]

TORONTO –Online shopping remains the retail source of choice for most Canadian shoppers as consumers head into the holiday shopping season and a new survey shows more people want to buy Canadian.

The holiday shopping survey by the Retail Council of Canada found that 90 per cent consider it important to shop with a Canadian retailer. 

“I think Canadians are thinking a lot more about shopping locally and supporting the smaller businesses on main street in their communities," Diane Brisebois, President and CEO of the Retail Council of Canada, said. 

Due to financial uncertainty 55 per cent of those asked said they plan to spend less this holiday season because of the pandemic.

Canadian are planning to spend about $693 over the holiday season compared to $792 last year. 

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