Gift Shops & Card Stores in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Gift Shops & Card Stores in Canada

The Gift Shops and Card Stores industry in Canada comprises retailers that sell a range of gifts, gift wrap, novelty merchandise, souvenirs, greeting cards, party supplies and seasonal decorations. The industry is highly fragmented and excludes retailers that operate primarily as used merchandise stores, electronic shopping and mail-order houses or discount retail stores. Over the five years to 2018, the industry has increased slightly in response to improving domestic economic performance. Industry revenue has traditionally been linked to consumer confidence and disposable income levels, as industry goods are considered discretionary. The industry is likely to continue to experience complicated operating conditions over the five years to 2023.

The Gift Shops and Card Stores industry retails a range of gifts, gift wrap, novelty merchandise, souvenirs, greeting cards, party supplies and seasonal and holiday decorations. This industry excludes retailers that operate primarily as used merchandise stores, electronic shopping and mail-order houses or discount retail stores.

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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Party City Holdings Inc. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

Download our eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download eBook