Pharmacies & Drug Stores in Canada: Market Research Report

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Pharmacies & Drug Stores in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 44611CA | Mar 2016

Healthy growth: Revenue is expected to grow as pharmaceutical demand increases

IBISWorld’s Pharmacies & Drug Stores market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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

Sustained increases in health expenditure, rising disposable income and an aging population have underpinned growth over the past five years. Revenue is projected expand during the next five years, with health expenditure and per capita disposable income continuing to rise. As a result, a greater number of companies are likely to enter the industry. However, competition from alternative retailers will remain a threat, despite this expansion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Pharmacies and Drug Stores industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. In 2016, for every dollar spent on labour, the industry incurred an estimated $0.05 in capital costs. Labour costs make up 9.5% of industry revenue, which has slightly risen over the past five years in line with many industry operators' incurring higher wages as a share of revenue to entice pharmacists during the pharmacist shortage. Furthermore, many pharmacies and drug stores have required technicians and employees to provide customer service, dispense medications and provide value-added services, such as health and wellness counseling. Despite this trend, many pharmacies and drug stores have kept the average wage stagnant, by hiring more part-time and contract labour... purchase to read more


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What is the Pharmacies & Drug Stores Industry?

This industry retails a range of prescription and over-the-counter medications, health and beauty items, toiletries and consumable goods directly to consumers on a walk-in basis. Industry companies may also provide basic health and photo-processing services. The industry includes retail stores with a pharmacy, but excludes mail-order and online retailers, hospitals and clinics.

Industry Products
Branded prescription drugs Generic prescription drugsOver-the-counter drugsVitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements Personal hygiene suppliesGroceries and food itemsOther merchandise
Industry Activities
Preparing and selling prescription and nonprescription drugs and medicinesRetailing basic consumable goodsSelling other miscellaneous items, such as candy, cosmetics, magazines and light refreshmentsAdvising customers on the use of both prescription and over-the-counter drugs

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