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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 | Jan 2017

Price check: Industry revenue will continue to rebound as disposable incomes improve

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 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In light of numerous challenges, including stagnant earnings and frugal spending among consumers, the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry slowly yet steadily grew over the five years to 2017. Over the next five years, IBISWorld projects that industry revenue will continue to rise. Despite intensifying competition from alternative retailers, grocery stores are anticipated to benefit from rising health concerns, which will entice more consumers to purchase organic, all-natural and value-added products at industry establishments. In addition, the strengthening economy will help boost per capita disposable income levels, benefiting the industry... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

Over the 10 years to 2022, industry value added (IVA), which measures an industry’s contribution to the economy, for the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 0.8%. Comparatively, the Canadian GDP is forecast to grow an annualized 1.8% during the same period. While an underperforming IVA is indicative of a declining industry, this industry is characterized as mature for several reasons including the inelastic

nature of grocery products, market saturation and a steady adoption of new technology.

Despite the inelastic nature of grocery items, demand for grocery products has been suppressed due to intensifying competition from alternative retailers. Mor.. 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 nonalcoholic beveragesOther nonfood items
Industry Activities
Retailing a general line of foodRetailing health and beauty productsRetailing alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages

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