Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

The Canadian Press
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:

Tech conference

The Collision technology conference will be held in Toronto starting on Monday. The conference will mark a return to the in-person event after being forced to move online when COVID-19 began spreading in 2020.

Retail sales

Statistics Canada will release its retail sales figures for April on Tuesday. Total retail sales in Canada hit $60.1 billion in March, virtually unchanged from the month before as a slump in new car sales offset healthy consumer spending gains elsewhere.

Inflation report

Statistics Canada will release its consumer price index for May on Wednesday. The inflation report last month showed the annual inflation rate at 6.8 per cent, its highest level since January 1991 when it hit 6.9 per cent.

Empire results

Empire Company Ltd. will release its fourth-quarter results before the start of trading Wednesday and hold a conference call with financial analysts. The grocer announced a new partnership earlier this month to join the Scene+ rewards program operated by Cineplex Inc. and Scotiabank.

BlackBerry

BlackBerry Ltd. will hold its annual meeting of shareholders on Wednesday. The company will also report its first-quarter results and hold a conference call with analysts on Thursday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 19, 2022.

Companies in this story: (TSX:BB, TSX:EMP.A)

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