MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 13 /CNW/ - Like many Canadians, Wal-Mart Canada has
been searching for the year's best gifts for Father's Day. The retailer has
polled its merchandise buyers and consulted its sales data nationwide to
compile Wal-Mart's annual list of the expected top-selling items for Dad.
An online poll at www.walmart.ca revealed the majority of Canadians will
be buying sporting goods (36%), followed by electronics (23%), tools (21%),
apparel (14%) and cologne (6%).
Wal-Mart sales data identified the following trends:
- Dads coast-to-coast can expect to receive sporting goods of all
- Maritime dads will be transformed into fashionable fathers with new
clothes and cologne.
- Tools will be the gift of choice for Newfoundland's do-it-yourself
- Techy west-coast pops will celebrate with the hottest electronic
In previous years, electronics dominated Father's Day gift choices. "This
Father's Day it is all about sporting goods, in particular golf gear," said
Alan Blundell, divisional merchandise manager for sporting goods. "Golf is one
of Dad's favourite sports, and this month we expect to sell thousands of
clubs, putters, and towels, along with a record two million golf balls."
For Dads who golf and those who don't, Wal-Mart Canada's sales data and
merchandise buyers suggest the following will be the top gifts for Father's
1. Callaway Golf Gift Pack (Golf Towel and 6 Golf Balls) - $26.96
2. Callaway Golf CXR or CXB 12 Ball Packs - $26.96
3. TC2 Wedges or Putter - $29.96
4. Ugly Stik 6'6" Rod and Reel Spinning Combo - $39.94
5. 4.8 Volt Cordless Screwdriver with Tool Box - $24.88
6. Sony 46" Grand Wega HD-Ready Projection TV - $1498.76
7. Dolby Digital Home Theatre System - $197.63
8. Hei Cologne by Alfred Sung - $29.97
9. Men's Penmans Polo Shirts - $8.88
10. 6-Piece Tent Combo - $89.97
About Wal-Mart Canada Corp.
Established in 1994 and headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Wal-Mart
Canada operates a growing network of 290 outlets nationwide. In recent years
more than 100 Canadian communities have lobbied or petitioned to have a
Wal-Mart built in their towns. The company employs more than 70,000 Canadians
and has been consistently ranked one of Canada's best employers by
international human-resources firm Hewitt Associates and Report on Business
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