Meanwhile, residential building managed to edge up one per cent, as an improved amount for single family housing slightly outweighed a moderate pullback for multifamily housing.During the first 11 months of 2017, total construction starts on an unadjusted basis were 7.1 billion, up one per cent from a year ago.In addition to its success as an online retailer, The Company Store has strong relationships and industry leading capabilities in the development and sourcing of high quality textiles across bedding, bath, and related categories.
November’s data lowered the Dodge Index to 138, down from 157 for October and this year’s high of 173 for September, which reflected the boost coming from several unusually large projects.
Heading into 2018, it’s expected that total construction activity will register modest growth next year.
After removing the effects of price changes, retail sales in volume terms increased 1.4 per cent.
Sales at general merchandise stores ( 1.8 per cent) increased for the first time in three months.
The study clearly demonstrates retailers must strive to provide customers with the ability to interact and shop across channels, creating a fluid and frictionless brand experience.
The Home Depot has acquired The Company Store, an online retailer of textiles and home décor products, from Hanover Direct.Retail sales rose 1.5 per cent to .9 billion in October.Higher sales at new car dealers were the main contributor to the gain.Non-residential building fell 14 per cent, retreating for the second month in a row after the sharp improvement reported in late summer.The non-building construction sector, which can be volatile on a month-to-month basis, plunged 32 per cent in November after its 28 per cent hike in October.Excluding sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers, retail sales increased 0.8 per cent, says Statistics Canada.