Top personal care and beauty stores at which consumers regularly shop in Canada 2019

According to a survey carried out by ProdegeMR in Canada in October 2019, Shoppers Drug Mart was the most popular store for personal care and beauty shopping – over 38 percent of respondents stated that they usually shop there for such products. Almost one quarter of respondents said the same for Walmart.

Shoppers Drug Mart

Shoppers Drug Mart is the drugstore division of Loblaw’s, a large Canadian food retailer, which first opened as a self-serve grocery store opened in Toronto in 1919. By 1924, they had expanded into New York State, and later into Chicago in 1928. Today, Loblaws employs almost 200,000 workers in Canada and operates five independent divisions. In 2018, Shoppers Drug Mart generated retail sales of around 12.87 million Canadian dollars, made up almost equally of pharmacy and front store sales.

Personal care shopping behavior

The average household in Canada spent 729 Canadian dollars on personal care products in 2017. When shopping for personal care products, the leading reasons for choosing a specific store include loyalty programs, closeness to home and the offer of a quick and easy shopping experience.

Most popular stores consumers use regularly for personal care and beauty shopping in Canada as of October 2019*

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

October 2019

Number of respondents

3,963 respondents

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*Original survey question: "Where do you usually shop for personal care and beauty products?"

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