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Convenience Stores in Canada: Market Research Report

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

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IBISWorld’s Convenience Stores market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 Investment Chapter

The Convenience Stores industry relies more on labour than physical assets to sell goods; for every dollar spent on labour, only about $0.11 is spent on capital. However, during the past five years, the industry has decreased its level of capital expenditure. The industry's most recent capital expense was the investment in point-of-sale (POS) systems, which took place prior to five-year period for most industry operators. The introduction of POS systems has simplified labour tasks and minimized the potential for employee mistakes. Further, more minor advances have come from introduction, development and maintenance of websites for marketing purposes, as well as for the online sale of company merchandise... purchase to read more


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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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