Canada’s Retail Market is Mature and Largely Consolidated

Updated: Aug 17


Canada is the largest overseas market for U.S. high-value, consumer-oriented products, with exports reaching nearly $18 billion in 2021 – representing 23 percent of the total value of U.S. consumer-oriented exports worldwide, more than doubling the value of the next largest market. Canada’s retail market is mature and largely consolidated, with five retailers accounting for 76 percent of the total retail grocery market. The remainder of the market is represented by smaller regional retail chains that include 6,800 independents and 27,000 small and independent convenience stores.


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Source: GAIN, USDA


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