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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 | Jul 2015

Price check: Industry revenue will slowly rebound as disposable incomes improve

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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$79bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-0.9%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
253,351
Businesses
6,031
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry has stagnated over the past five years. Suppressed disposable income levels during the first half of the five years to 2015 caused consumers to seek deals and promotions, which placed downward pressure on industry revenue growth. Moreover, increased competition from alternative retailers lowered the volume sales of certain goods, and further pressured industry operators to lower their product prices. As disposable income levels continue to improve in the upcoming years, the industry is anticipated to grow. Despite the growing popularity of generic products and competition from alternative retailers, more consumers will trade up to branded goods and organic products... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry has a medium level of concentration with the four largest players expected to account for about 68.2% of industry revenue in 2015, representing an increase from 2010. In the five years to 2015, the industry has undergone consolidation as many of the leading grocery chains, such as Loblaw and Sobeys, have closed underperforming stores and acquired smaller competitors to enter new markets and benefit from economies of scale. While Sobeys's acquisition of Canada Safeway is the most notable, this purchase is not expected to change market share concentration because both companies were among the top four operators in this industry prior to the acquisition; however Sobey's has jumped from controlling 17.4% of market share in 2010 to 26.5% in 2015... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Supermarkets & Grocery Stores Industry?

The Supermarket and Grocery Stores industry comprises 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
Bakery productsCereal grains and cereal productsFruit, fruit preparations and nutsVegetables and vegetable preparationsDairy, egg, fish and meat productsOther foods and non-alcoholic beveragesOther non-food itemsDrugs and health products
 
Industry Activities
Retailing a general line of foodRetailing health and beauty productsRetailing alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages


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