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Direct Selling Companies in Canada - Industry Market Research Report


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Direct Selling Companies in Canada

Over the past five years, the Direct Selling Companies industry has experienced slow growth as a result of some consumers tightening their purse strings in the face of uncertainty about the health and future of the Canadian economy. Fears of a housing bubble, household debt concerns and low oil prices have damaged consumer confidence, causing many buyers to cut back on discretionary purchases of industry goods, shifting discretionary spending dollars toward discount retailers. The industry is expected to continue its slow growth over the next five years as external competition hampers operators.

This industry sells a product or service from person to person, away from a fixed retail location. Retailers in the industry are known as independent consultants, distributors or representatives. Sales are usually done at home parties and workplaces, street corner carts or done door-to-door. However, direct sellers of food for immediate consumption and fuel are excluded from this industry.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY
Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

PRODUCTS & MARKETS
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalization

MAJOR COMPANIES

OPERATING CONDITIONS
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

KEY STATISTICS
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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