Public holidays in Canada

Consumers Planning to Spend $470 over Thanksgiving Weekend: ICSC Survey

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 3:46pm

Consumers are eyeing Thanksgiving Weekend with careful optimism, as the new ICSC Thanksgiving Weekend Intentions survey found that 85 percent expect to shop in the period beginning Thanksgiving and ending Cyber Monday.

Key Points: 
  • Consumers are eyeing Thanksgiving Weekend with careful optimism, as the new ICSC Thanksgiving Weekend Intentions survey found that 85 percent expect to shop in the period beginning Thanksgiving and ending Cyber Monday.
  • On average, consumers are projected to spend $470 on holiday items over the course of the weekend.
  • Thanksgiving weekend will look different this year due to the pandemic, but consumers will still spend time shopping for holiday gifts and items, said Tom McGee, President and CEO of ICSC.
  • The ICSC Thanksgiving Weekend Intentions Survey was conducted online by Engine Insights on behalf of ICSC November 13 15, 2020.

Best Christmas Tree Black Friday Deals (2020) Compiled by The Consumer Post

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 8:10pm

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Key Points: 
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  • One of the most iconic pieces of decoration during the holiday season is a Christmas tree.
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MaintenX International Brings Cheer to Tampa Bay Families

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

This is the third year that MaintenX has helped local families to ensure they have gifts under the tree on Christmas morning.

Key Points: 
  • This is the third year that MaintenX has helped local families to ensure they have gifts under the tree on Christmas morning.
  • MaintenX employees have already stepped up to meet the year's increased need for gifts, with 120 children sponsored so far.
  • "It is always a gift to be able to give back to the community, and this year MaintenX feels especially lucky to be able to help Tampa Bay area families in such a special way," said Bill Schaphorst, MaintenX's VP of Business Development.
  • For more than 40 years, MaintenX has been expertly serving multi-location retail stores, restaurant chains and Fortune 500 companies nationwide.

Swoop Paints the Skies Pink in Celebration of Pink Shirt Day

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 12:00pm

CALGARY, Feb. 26, 2020 /CNW/ - Today on Pink Shirt Day, Swoop is calling on Canadians to #LiftEachOtherUp through an exciting social media campaign in support of anti-bullying initiatives.

Key Points: 
  • CALGARY, Feb. 26, 2020 /CNW/ - Today on Pink Shirt Day, Swoop is calling on Canadians to #LiftEachOtherUp through an exciting social media campaign in support of anti-bullying initiatives.
  • Canada's ultra-low fare airline is partnering with CKNW Kids' Fund's Pink Shirt Day and donating $20,000 to programs supporting children's healthy self-esteem across Canada.
  • "Pink Shirt Day is a powerful day to highlight the importance of compassion and how kind words and small actions can have meaningful impacts in our communities."
  • Today, on Pink Shirt Day, social media posts across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will be posted by FlySwoop and Pink Shirt Day that will encourage viewers to like, comment, share and retweet.

Robust Black Friday Kicks-Off Holiday Shopping Season

Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 2:29pm

Black Friday and Thanksgiving Weekend continue to be seminal shopping events and a staple of the American holiday experience.

Key Points: 
  • Black Friday and Thanksgiving Weekend continue to be seminal shopping events and a staple of the American holiday experience.
  • The excitement around shopping during the Thanksgiving Weekend remains strong, said Tom McGee, President and CEO of ICSC.
  • This weekend was no different and is a great indicator of what is still to come this holiday season.
  • Between Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, holiday gifts were the most popular purchasing categorythe average consumer spent $114 on everything from toys to electronics.

Statement by Minister Rodriguez on National Flag of Canada Day

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 1:53pm

OTTAWA, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Today we celebrate the 54th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Today we celebrate the 54th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada.
  • Our flag is a symbol that unites us all and reflects our common values of equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • I invite you to celebrate National Flag of Canada of Day by taking the photo challenge and posting your best pictures on social media with the hashtag #CanadianFlag.
  • To my fellow Canadians, happy National Flag of Canada Day!

What America Needs Is One More Commercial Holiday, Perhaps "All About Me Day"

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:02pm

Regardless of whether the focus is on them, their family, or their family pet, shoppers are willing to pay for a new day.

Key Points: 
  • Regardless of whether the focus is on them, their family, or their family pet, shoppers are willing to pay for a new day.
  • Fifty-two percent of respondents indicated they would be willing to spend between $50 and $200 on a new, "celebrate yourself" holiday.
  • As to what a "Me Day" holiday should look like, the most popular response was a spa day.
  • Hong also believes the survey shows retailers how they can reenergize more traditional commercial holidays like Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Valentine's Day.