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 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.

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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

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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry has moderate barriers to entry. New entrants are subject to high initial capital investments which are needed to secure the physical store space, machinery and equipment such as POS systems and computers. In the five years to 2015, raising capital has become harder due to tighter lending standards, raising the barriers to entry. Additionally, prospects must be able to obtain supply contracts with a variety of food manufacturers and distributors. The leading grocery store chains have established relationships with suppliers, making it difficult for smaller competitors and new entrants to win supply contracts with certain manufacturers... 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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