Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Warehouse Clubs and Supercentres industry was able to effectively contend with the economic downturn as consumers made more value purchases offered by industry operators. In the five years to 2020, the industry is forecast to continue growing, albeit at a slower pace, as some of the industry's largest operators shift focus away from supercentres and toward smaller format department stores. Per capita disposable income and consumer confidence will continue to increase as the economy strengthens, providing consumers with more discretionary income for compulsory purchases at warehouse clubs and supercentres... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
Market share concentration in this industry is high. Together, the top two companies in the industry, Walmart and Costco, account for the overwhelming majority of industry revenue in 2015. Given the high level of industry concentration and substantial capital required to generate enough revenue to compete with major players, IBISWorld expects concentration to rise further over the five years to 2020.
During the past two decades, the growth of warehouse clubs and supercentres has had a notable effect on grocery retailing in Canada, including a contraction of small mom-and-pop retailers and mergers and acquisitions among large retailers... purchase to read more