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 2019, the industry is forecast to continue to exhibit growth, 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 Locations Chapter
The distribution of warehouse clubs and supercentres is largely dependent on Canadian population trends.The highest percentage of establishments are located in Ontario and Quebec at 33.0% and 22.0%, respectively. Ontario also accounts for the largest share of the Canadian population at 38.5%, while Quebec follows with 23.2%. Despite these provinces covering an expansive geographic area, the majority of the population resides in the southern part of the country. In fact, 90.0% of Canadians are said to live within an hour's drive to the US border. These provinces also have access to key waterways (e.g. the Great Lakes) that make transporting goods easier and less costly.
Additionally, British Columbia and Alberta hold a considerable share of population and industry establishments... purchase to read more