Canada Convenience Stores Market Report
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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Convenience Stores market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.
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Covered in this report
This report covers convenience stores:
- Convenience stores: small retail shops that sell a selection of items ranging from snacks and drinks to cigarettes, lottery tickets and hot food.
- Grocery stores: retail shops that primarily sell food (eg Loblaws, Sobeys, No Frills). Often larger in size than a convenience store, they offer more depth and breadth of product selection.
- Big box stores: retail shops that are large in size and carry a very wide selection of products, ranging from clothes to electronics to groceries to jewellery (eg Walmart, Costco).
What you need to know
The focus of this report will be to investigate what share of consumers currently shopping at convenience stores, the reasons for shopping there vs not doing so and the products they purchase when they are there. As will be shown in this report, convenience stores are used by the majority of consumers, but since their competitive advantage is so specific (ie quick, convenient shopping experience), they are vulnerable to other retail industries that may be able to recreate the same experience with technology.
The findings of this report are based on the results of Mintel’s exclusive research and will help provide clarity on an industry that has established itself as a major piece of the retail market, but which may need guidance on how to keep pace with evolving competitors and consumer demand.
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by Scott Stewart, a leading analyst in the Technology and Media Analyst sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
Convenience stores are a fixture in the Canadian retail market. With easily accessible locations and long business hours, they offer consumers a shopping option that is quick and easy. As retail has evolved in recent years – including grocery stores, big box stores and e-commerce – it is worthwhile to review where convenience stores stand in the overall landscape and what the future might hold for these stores if the current trends continue.
Senior Technology and Media Analyst
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