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Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Canada

In light of numerous challenges, including stagnant earnings and frugal spending among consumers, the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry slowly yet steadily grew over the five years to 2017. Over the next five years, IBISWorld projects that industry revenue will continue to rise. Despite intensifying competition from alternative retailers, grocery stores are anticipated to benefit from rising health concerns, which will entice more consumers to purchase organic, all-natural and value-added products at industry establishments. In addition, the strengthening economy will help boost per capita disposable income levels, benefiting the industry.

The Supermarket and Grocery Stores industry comprises the largest food retail channel in Canada. These establishments retail general lines of food products, including fresh and prepared meats, poultry and seafood, canned and frozen foods, fresh fruits and vegetables and various dairy products. This industry excludes convenience stores, warehouse clubs and supercentres.

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 (2017-18)
    • 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 (2017)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2017)
    • Table Business Locations 2017
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Loblaw Co. Ltd. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Sobeys Inc. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Metro Inc. (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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