Specialty Food Stores in Canada: Market Research Report

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Specialty Food Stores in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 44529CA | Jul 2016

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IBISWorld’s Specialty Food Stores market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the Speciality Food Stores industry has grown steadily as rising disposable incomes and higher consumer spending have driven strong sales across all grocery retail channels. In addition, favorable changes in consumer preferences, such as rapidly growing interest in all-natural or organic foods in place of processed alternatives, have helped boost industry performance. In the coming years, the industry is expected to face greater competitive pressure from natural food stores and regular supermarkets, both of which are increasingly focused on offering the same products sold by industry operators... purchase to read more

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The highly fragmented Specialty Food Stores industry has a very low level of market share concentration. The majority of specialty food stores have between 1 and 4 employees on their payroll, while a significant portion of industry establishments are owned and managed entirely by only one person or family. Since this industry encompasses a broad range of divergent retail outlets that each specialize in a specific food segment, no single operator has a dominant position. In fact, no industry participant is expected to control more than a 1.0% share of the market in 2016.

With such fragmentation in the industry, specialized food stores have individually carved out a market niche by specializing in certain food categories... purchase to read more


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What is the Specialty Food Stores Industry?

Operators in this industry retail specialized food products, including baked goods, confectionery, nuts, dairy products, coffee, tea and soft drinks. This industry only retails packaged products and excludes establishments that sell products for immediate consumption (e.g. coffee shops). Butcher shops, seafood markets and produce markets are also excluded from this industry, along with producers of chocolate, bread and bakery goods.

Industry Products
Bakery productsDairy productsCandy and snacksCoffee and teaOther foodsGourmet prepared foodsMeats and eggs
Industry Activities
Retailing baked goods (not baked on premises)Retailing candyRetailing confectionery productsRetailing dairy productsRetailing gourmet foodsRetailing organic and health foodsRetailing packaged coffee and teaRetailing packaged nutsRetailing soft drinksRetailing spices

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