- Retail sales are down in the majority of stores but some, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, are receiving a temporary boost in sales. Online sales have likely increased.
- Many stores in the Atlantic region have closed. Those that remain open are seeing less foot traffic than usual as many consumers stay home.
- Grocery stores (e.g., Sobeys, Superstore) remain open but are exercising social distancing precautions.
- Retail sales will also be impacted by lower business travel and tourism and delay of cruise season until at least July 1.
For more information on how COVID-19 is impacting Atlantic restaurants and bars, see our industry assessment page.