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Monthly retail sales of grocery stores in Canada 2015-2020

Monthly sales of grocery stores in Canada hit a high of 10.39 billion Canadian dollars in March 2020, an increase of over two billion compared to the previous month. The spread of coronavirus in early March 2020 and consequent panic buying can explain this jump in sales. Monthly grocery store sales had declined to around 8.93 billion Canadian dollars by August 2020.

Canadians prefer shopping in-store

As of December 2018, there were over 15,600 grocery stores located across Canada, signaling an ongoing demand for brick-and-mortar grocery stores, despite the rise of e-commerce in the Canadian retail sector. According to a recent survey, over 91 percent of surveyed Canadians stated that they spend more on groceries bought in-store than online. Some of the leading reasons preventing shoppers from buying groceries online in Canada include lack of interest, shipping costs and the risk of perishables going off.

Leading grocery retailers

In the 2019/20 fiscal year, Loblaw Cos. Ltd. was the leading food retailer in Canada, with a grocery sales value of around 50.31 billion Canadian dollars. Sobeys Inc. and Metro Inc. ranked in second and third, with sales of approximately 25.14 and 11.79 billion Canadian dollars respectively.

Monthly retail sales of grocery stores in Canada from 2015 to 2020 (in billion Canadian dollars)*

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Source

Release date

November 2020

Region

Canada

Survey time period

January 2015 to August 2020

Supplementary notes

*Seasonally adjusted.
Figures have been rounded.

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