Kijiji carves large niche in Calgary economy

The 2017 Canadian total of $28.5 billion in second-hand transactions is equal to 1.3 per cent of Canada's total economic output

Kijiji carves large niche in Calgary economyAn estimated $28.5 billion worth of second-hand items changed hands in 2017. And more Canadians than ever – 85 per cent – are getting in on the action in one form or another, according Kijiji's fourth annual Second-Hand Economy Index, which was released on Tuesday. A total of 2.3 billion items were given new life through the second-hand…

International visitors to Canada hit new peak

Record 20.85 million visitors to Canada in 2017. More than 1.8 million jobs depend on tourism, according to the federal government

International visitors to Canada hit new peakInternational arrivals to Canada reached a new all-time high of 20.85 million in 2017. That’s 4.4 per cent higher than 2016 and surpassed the record high of 20.06 million set in 2002 by 3.9 per cent, Destination Canada reported on Tuesday. “Today's results are yet another reminder of what has been clear for a while…

Alberta wholesale sales push upward

‘The gain in Alberta coincided with the increasing business investment and stability in oil prices,’ said StatsCan

Alberta wholesale sales push upwardSales in Alberta's wholesale sector ended 2017 on a positive note. Statistics Canada reported on Tuesday that sales in the province hit $6.8 billion in December, up 0.9 per cent month-over-month and 10.5 per cent year-over-year. It was the third monthly increase in four months for Alberta. It was a good way to end what…

World’s best brands meet in Banff to share secrets of success

The Gathering, founded by Calgary marketing gurus Chris Kneeland and Ryan Gill, honour brands that enjoy a cult-like following among consumers

World’s best brands meet in Banff to share secrets of successThe Gathering annual marketing conference is once again bringing some of the best and most recognized global brands together in Banff to discuss the latest trends in the industry -- and to celebrate success stories. The annual meeting of the world’s most coveted brands is an opportunity to share secrets and learn from the courageous…