Grocery Wholesaling in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Grocery Wholesaling in Canada

The Grocery Wholesaling industry in Canada acts as an intermediary between food producers and retailers, and has grown in recent years as a result of strong economic conditions and food price inflation. An increase in consumer spending has spurred higher performance of downstream operators and has supported increased demand for wholesaling services. Over the five years to 2019, there also has been a growing focus on technology, in light of the favourable economic climate. Operators have aimed to improve profit, compete and adapt to changing client relationships. The economy is expected to continue growing over the five years to 2024, albeit at a slower pace. As a result, the industry is expected to continue growing over the five years to 2024. However, the industry is expected to expand at a slower rate than the previous period.

Industry operators are intermediaries in merchandise distribution and do little to transform products. Wholesalers sell and distribute all general-line grocery products and do not specialize in a specific grocery type, such as fresh produce or poultry. Distributed products usually include dry groceries, perishable food and nonfood products found in grocery stores.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2019)
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Sysco Corporation (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Gordon Food Service (industry-relevant operations) – financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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