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Industry News, Information & Research

Our industry news, market information and research helps members anticipate trends and capitalize on sales opportunities created by changes in the marketplace. Communicating and sharing ideas and knowledge also facilitates stronger business relationships and networking, and fosters better understanding of our industry.

Our regular series of weekly, monthly and periodic publications and education initiatives keep CanGift members up-to-date with the fast-changing issues and opportunities of our industry.


CanGift Connects
The association's main membership information vehicle published 5 times per year with a focus on issues important to members and information on CanGift events, shows and educational seminars.


Retail News MarketPulse
An annual survey of 600 Canadian giftware store owners and subsequent reports on their category and procurement trends, in addition to operational topics such as Internet use and trade show attendance.

Retail News SalesPulse
A web-based report, which tracks sales, inventory and margin trends on a year-over-year quarterly basis founded on the responses of hundreds of industry retailers.


Retail News Magazine
The Canadian Gift Association owns and publishes Retail News magazine, Canada's largest circulation giftware trade periodical and the voice of giftware in Canada. All CanGift members receive a free subscription to keep them up-to-date on news and retail trends in the North American markets.

  Conferences and Events (National & Regional)
Unlike most associations which charge members extra for such activities, every year the Canadian Gift Association organizes and stages a series of free or low-cost national and regional business and social events, all designed to produce lively forums for education and networking. These annual events include:
  • National industry seminars
  • Regional business workshops
  • Gala award celebrations
    (at all CanGift Fairs)

Reduced Credit Risks
Bad credit decisions on customers can be costly. For a very low annual fee, CanGift members receive free bank reports and unlimited access to our Credit Interchange System (CIS), an exclusive database relating to the creditworthiness of more than 38,000 giftware retailers throughout Canada and the United States.