Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Canada: Market Research Report

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Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 44511CA | Feb 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Supermarkets & Grocery Stores market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Despite numerous challenges, including stagnant profit margins, the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry found a way to achieve growth in the five years to 2015. 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 Products Chapter

Supermarkets and grocery stores sell a variety of food and nonperishables, but consumers primarily shop at supermarkets for food products. As such, the industry generates about three-quarters of total revenue from the sale of various grocery products, including meat, dairy, fresh produce, canned foods and frozen goods. In the five years to 2015, revenue from organic products has been rapidly increasing. According to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Canadians spent $2.0 billion on organic food in 2009, representing a gradual increase (latest available data). AAFC also states that British Columbia has been a hotspot for organic sales as 60.0% of residents in this region purchase organic products on a regular basis... 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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