The Calgary Stampede is a favourite amongst Albertans and Canadians alike, so its return on July 9th, 2021 was a welcome one. It also corresponded with easing restrictions across the province that helped everyone from retailers to restaurant owners take advantage of the crowds, resulting in some positive spend trends.
The Calgary Stampede marked a shift in Alberta’s COVID-19 restrictions that help consumers and business owners alike kick off the summer with some familiar events and activities that got spending moving in the right direction.
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Moneris spending reports measure spending in Canada across a range of categories by analyzing credit and debit card transaction data. The figures and percentages cited are derived from aggregated transaction volumes being processed by Moneris in the applicable categories, as compared to transaction volume from the prior year unless otherwise stated
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