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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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
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 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 58.8% of industry revenue in 2014, representing a slight decrease from 2009. In the five years to 2014, the industry has undergone some 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... 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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