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The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry in Ontario is composed of businesses primarily engaged in retailing a general line of food, such as canned and frozen foods; fresh fruits and vegetables; and fresh and prepared meats, fish and poultry. Over the five years to 2018, industry growth has been supported by rising levels of per capita disposable income. However, fierce external competition, particularly from supercentres and discount stores, has threatened revenue. In response to intensifying competition, the industry's leading grocery store chains have acquired smaller competitors to expand market share and lower operating costs...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$32bn
Annual Growth 13-18
2.2%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
139,514
Businesses
2,233

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry’s leading grocery store chains have acquired smaller competitors
  • Additional Insights for the Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Ontario Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Ontario Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Level of competition existing in the market
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income in Ontario and Consumer price index for food in the Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Ontario industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Ontario Industry?

    The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry in Ontario comprises the largest food retail channel in the province. 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
  • Dairy products and eggs
  • Fish, seafood and meat products
  • Cereal grains and cereal products
  • Bakery products
  • Vegetables and vegetable preparations
  • Fruit, fruit preparations and nuts
  • Other foods and nonalcoholic beverages
  • Nonfood items
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing a general line of food
  • Retailing health and beauty products
  • Retailing alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages
  • 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 in Ontario
  • Consumer price index for food
  • Population of Ontario
  • Retail GDP of Ontario

  • Current Performance
    Industry Outlook
    Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Ontario Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beef & Pork Wholesaling in Canada
  • Dairy Wholesaling in Canada
  • Fish & Seafood Wholesaling in Canada
  • Frozen Food Wholesaling in Canada
  • Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling in Canada
  • Grocery Wholesaling in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Other foods and nonalcoholic beverages
  • Fish, seafood and meat products
  • Dairy products and eggs
  • Nonfood items
  • Fruit, fruit preparations and nuts
  • Vegetables and vegetable preparations
  • Bakery products
  • Cereal grains and cereal products
  • Chart: Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Ontario Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Highest income quintile
  • Fourth income quintile
  • Third income quintile
  • Second income quintile
  • Lowest income quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Ontario Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Ontario

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
    Loblaw Co. Ltd., Sobeys Inc., Metro Inc., Whole Foods Market Inc.,
  • Table: Loblaw Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Sobeys Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Metro Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Whole Foods Market Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Ontario 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 Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Ontario Industry
    Includes:
  • 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 in Ontario (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Electronic Commerce
  • An industry where the buying and selling of products and services occur over electronic systems such as the internet.
  • Electronic Data Interchange (Edi)
  • The transmission of electronic documents between businesses from one computer system to another.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • A technology that tracks products from the time they leave the assembly line to the time they leave the store by releasing continuous signals from a chip.
  • Point Of Sale (Pos) System
  • A system used at checkout in retail stores using computers and cash registers to capture transaction data at the time and place of sale.
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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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