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

The Supermarkets & Grocery Stores market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 Investment Chapter

The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry exhibits a low 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, $0.10 will be spent on capital in 2015. This figure represents an increase from $0.09 in 2010. 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 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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