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Convenience Stores in Canada: Market Research Report

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Convenience Stores in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 44512CA | Feb 2016

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IBISWorld’s Convenience Stores market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$7bn
Annual Growth 11-16
0.4%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
48,103
Businesses
12,998
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Convenience Stores has struggled to overcome slow demand over the past five years. While per capita disposable income has improved and the national unemployment rate has continued to drop, consumers have remained wary of spending money at convenience stores because they typically carry higher markups than competing grocery or mass merchandise stores. While the economy is expected to improve over the next five years and provide a boost to the industry, increased regulation, competition and continued acquisition activity will limit growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

Due to the ubiquitous nature of convenience stores, this industry has a low market share concentration. The top four industry players combined account for 34.7% of the industry's revenue. The top two players, Alimentation Couche-Tard and 7-Eleven, operate 1,485 stores and 486 stores, respectively. These large store counts account for a combined 30.2% of the industry's revenue. The remaining operators in this industry are mostly single establishment, mom-and-pop stores with five employees or fewer... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

What is the Convenience Stores Industry?

This industry consists of retail businesses that primarily sell basic food, beverage and tobacco merchandise in convenient locations during extended hours of operation. This report excludes gas stations, gas stations with convenience stores, grocery stores and small kiosks. See IBISWorld report 44711CA for information on gas stations with convenience stores and IBISWorld report 44719 for information on standalone gas stations.

Industry Products
Tobacco productsFood serviceBeveragesCandy and snacksLiquor, drugs and other itemsOther products
 
Industry Activities
Retailing tobacco and tobacco productsRetailing dispensed and bottled beveragesRetailing prepared foodRetailing food prepared onsite for immediate consumptionRetailing OTC medication and other sundries


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