In full bloom: An aging population and rise in per capita disposable income are expected to bolster growth

The Nursery and Garden Stores industry in Canada has benefited from favourable conditions over the five years to 2018. The industry, which relies on discretionary purchases of garden tools and supplies, has been encouraged by healthy growth in per capita disposable income and declining levels of unemployment, despite increased external competition from home improvement stores and mass merchandisers offering comparable goods at lower prices. Consumers are increasingly shifting toward one-stop shopping. With many mass merchandisers adding nursery and garden items to their product lines, in addition to being able to offer lower-priced goods due to their economies of scale, industry operators are increasingly being left with fully stocked more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry will continue to grapple with rising competition from mass merchandisers
  • To counteract external competition, operators have implemented rewards programs
  • Rising home improvement spending will offset some competitive pressure
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The Nursery and Garden Stores industry in Canada is primarily concentrated in Ontario, which holds an estimated 40.9% of total industry establishments, followed by British Columbia (21.0%), Quebec (13.7%) and Alberta (9.3%). Within these provinces, there are some interprovincial variations, such as those between large metropolitan regions. For example, in Ontario, the presence of lawns and gardens ranges from 83.0% in metropolitan areas of Oshawa, St. Catharines and Thunder Bay to just 65.0% in Toronto. Similarly, in Quebec, 75.0% of households in Saguenay have a lawn or garden, compared with 58.0% of households in Montreal, according to Statistics Canada...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Nursery & Garden Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Nursery & Garden Stores Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Attractive product presentation
  • Experienced work force
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and External competition for the Nursery and Garden Stores industry in the Nursery & Garden Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Nursery & Garden Stores Industry?

    Operators in this industry are primarily engaged in retailing a broad range of nursery and garden supplies and tools, including gardening and lawn tools, trees, shrubs, plants, seeds, bulbs and sod. The industry does not include operators that focus primarily on wholesaling new or used farm, lawn and garden machinery, equipment and parts (see IBISWorld report 41711CA), nor does it include companies primarily engaged in growing and retailing nursery stock (11142CA).

    Industry Products
  • Equipment
  • Seeds, grain and animal feed
  • Soil and chemicals
  • Plants
  • Tools and other supplies
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating farm supply stores
  • Operating garden centres
  • Operating lawn supply stores
  • Operating nursery and garden centres without tree production
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • External competition for the Nursery and Garden Stores industry
  • National unemployment rate
  • Residential renovation expenditure
  • Leisure time

  • Current Performance
  • Game-changing trends and tough competition
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand tradeoffs
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Nursery & Garden Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Nursery & Garden Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Florists in Canada
  • Landscaping Services in Canada
  • Religious Organizations in Canada
  • Private Schools in Canada
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Farm Supplies Wholesaling in Canada
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling in Canada
  • Fertilizer Manufacturing in Canada
  • Plant & Flower Growing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Plants
  • Equipment
  • Tools and other supplies
  • Soil and chemicals
  • Seeds, grain and animal feed
  • Chart: Nursery & Garden Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Farmers
  • Consumers aged 50 to 69
  • Consumers aged 49 and younger
  • Consumers aged 70 and older
  • Corporate entities
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Nursery & Garden Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Nursery & Garden Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Nursery & Garden Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Nursery & Garden Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Nursery & Garden Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Per capita disposable income (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bedding Plant
  • An annual plant that is grouped with others to produce an aesthetically pleasing display.
  • Mass Merchandiser
  • A retail store that is differentiated by its size and large range of products on offer, including electronics, household goods and apparel.
  • Tensiometer
  • A control irrigation system in nurseries. Soil moisture is monitored in the plant root, allowing producers to give the right moisture level needed by specific plant species.
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