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Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Canada: Market Research Report

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Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 44511CA | Feb 2014

Top chef: The industry stayed strong as consumers opted to cook and dine at home

IBISWorld’s Supermarkets & Grocery 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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$85bn
Annual Growth 09-14
0.2%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
408,823
Businesses
5,519
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Despite numerous challenges, including stagnant profit margins, the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry has found a way to achieve growth in the five years to 2014. Contrary to recessionary spending patterns experienced by many other retail industries, supermarkets and grocery stores benefited from lower per capita disposable income levels because many consumers chose to purchase food from this industry rather than eat at restaurants. Improvements in the economy will increase per capita disposable income levels in the coming years, which will give consumers more discretionary income. A large percentage will choose to return to eating at restaurants, while some continue to shop at industry establishments, keeping growth steady... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry exhibits a medium level of capital intensity. Using wages as a proxy for labour and depreciation as a proxy for capital, IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on labour in the industry, $0.18 will be spent on capital in 2014. This figure represents an increase from $0.14 in 2009. Declining wage costs and increasing capital expenditures have both caused the industry to become more capitally intensive during this time period. Wages have declined in recent years as operators have tried to maintain other costs amid growing purchase costs. Consequently, the number of employees per industry establishment has slightly declined over the past five years, causing wages to subsequently decline... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Supermarkets & Grocery Stores Industry?

The Supermarket and Grocery Stores industry makes up 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.

Industry Products
Fruit and vegetablesMeat, fish, poultry and delicatessen itemsDairy productsBeverages (including alcohol)Frozen foodsOther food itemsOther non-food itemsDrugs and health products
 
Industry Activities
Retailing a general line of foodRetailing health and beauty productsRetailing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages


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