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What is Pat’s commentary for the week of August 29, 2023

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This country’s traditional retailers, like Canadian Tire, face rising competition from big U.S. chains, like Walmart and Costco, as they continue to expand in Canada. As well, consumers are now spending less on non-essential items as they adjust to high prices and interest rates. We feel Canadian Tire will overcome any challenges, as it has for over 100 years. Its past and future success relies on its well-known brands and large store network. The company also continues to improve its line of private-label goods as well as its customer loyalty plans. Both encourage customers to visit more often and spend more per visit. In addition, Canadian Tire’s new plan to improve the efficiency of its stores and warehouse operations should drive its earnings growth over the next few years. I asked our Successful Investor research department to draw up this Inner Circle Spotlight report on the stock. It explains why we feel Canadian Tire remains a solid buy in the post-pandemic retail…