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Convenience Stores in Canada: Market Research Report

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Convenience Stores in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 44512CA | Nov 2016

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IBISWorld’s Convenience Stores market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Convenience Stores has struggled to overcome slow demand over the past five years. While per capita disposable income has improved and the national unemployment rate has continued to drop, consumers have remained wary of spending money at convenience stores because they typically carry higher markups than competing grocery or mass merchandise stores. While the economy is expected to improve over the next five years and provide a boost to the industry, increased regulation, competition and continued acquisition activity will limit growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The distribution of convenience stores largely mirrors population distribution in Canada, with the exception of regions of large geographic size where the population is more spread out, thus requiring more vehicle travel and more establishments per capita. Ontario, home to 36.8% of Canada's population, accounts for 40.3% of retail establishments. Quebec accounts for 20.5% of convenience stores, though the percent of the population in this province is much lower at 23.1%. This difference can be attributed to Quebec's relatively lenient liquor laws: The province allows beer and wine sales in its convenience stores, enabling industry operators to thrive and proliferate. Quebec's stores still face stiff competition from the government-run liquor stores, however. Alberta is home to 14.2% o.. purchase to read more


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What is the Convenience Stores Industry?

This industry consists of retail businesses that primarily sell basic food, beverage and tobacco merchandise in convenient locations during extended hours of operation. This report excludes gas stations, gas stations with convenience stores, grocery stores and small kiosks. See IBISWorld report 44711CA for information on gas stations with convenience stores and IBISWorld report 44719 for information on standalone gas stations.

Industry Products
Tobacco productsFood serviceBeveragesCandy and snacksLiquor, drugs and other itemsOther products
Industry Activities
Retailing tobacco and tobacco productsRetailing dispensed and bottled beveragesRetailing prepared foodRetailing food prepared onsite for immediate consumptionRetailing OTC medication and other sundries

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