Ok, this has been quite the learning experience! Ive got what you
asked for, though not quite as cleanly as I would have preferred.
Heres how it breaks out most data is by specific retail sector (or
retail product). So, much of what I found included things like, Top
retail vision outlets and Top mens underwear sales and other
narrow-spectrum data like that.
I also learned that most sources dont rank chains in order of number
of stores, but in amount of money earned or percent of market share.
This makes sense, because a variety store may have 500 small outlets,
but not have a great deal of overall impact on the market.
What I did end up finding is that most of the world leaders in retail
have locations in Canada, and Im confident that we can say, for
example, if Walmart has an appreciable presence in Canada, it is
going to be Number One in retail no matter how you count it. They just
plain outsell everyone!
And finally, breaking down data by province was completely out of the
question. I did find one site that focused on Alberta, but other than
that, figures were all nationwide.
So lets look at some of the data and see what we can make of it ---
First, we have:
TOP 10 RETAILERS IN THE WORLD
(Country of origin in parentheses)
Metro AG (Germany)
Sears Roebuck (U.S.)
KMart Corp. (U.S.)
Home Depot Inc. (U.S.)
Foreign Retailers in Canada: Survey Results, Including a Special
Feature on Wal-Mart International
Next we have roughly the same list, but the ones with locations in
Canada are marked.
The chart shows world-wide retail leaders, with those that have stores
in Canada marked with a Canadian flag. The website is a slide show
in pdf format -- maddening to try to negotiate -- so Ill give you the
data here --
It shows the following as the top retailers in Canada
If this link doesnt take you right to the correct slide, just keep
clicking to page 7 and youll see the chart:
You probably recognize the Top 4 with no problem. The fifth one, Ito
Yokado is referred to by Fortune Magazine as the The Biggest Grocer
You've Never Heard Of
FORTUNE ITO YOKADO
Wal-Mart has made impressive inroads into the Canadian market and
currently is the number one retailer with 38-percent share, based on
revenues nearing $9 billion Cdn.
Wal-Mart set to feast on Canadian food?
Then we take into consideration a purely Canadian company that wont
show up on any international rating list, but is certainly the leader
Canadian Tire Limited
Canadian Tire Retail (CTR) is Canada's leading hard goods retailer.
That combined with its other holdings, Canadian Tire Petroleum,
Canada's largest independent retailer of gasoline and Marks Work
Warehouse, one of Canada's largest specialty footwear and apparel
retailers, and youve got yourself the number one CANADIAN retailer in
Canadian Tire reports continued earnings and sales momentum in second
quarter, net income up 9.7%
Then, if we break down the stats into retail sectors we get these
Top 5 Canadian Department Stores (1999)
Eatons (*gone now)
Canadian retail: What lies ahead after the downfall of the Eatons
empire, one of Canadas largest?
The top 10 apparel retailers (by percentage of market share) in Canada
The Bay (8.3%),
The Gap (1.7%),
Costco/ Price Club (1.4%)
Here is a remarkable retail forecast. Old Navy, a division of Gap
Incorporated, which is yet to enter the Canadian market, is expected
to lead the retail industry there by the year 2006....
MARKET WATCH - Canadian Retail
NON-TRADITIONAL GROCERY CHAINS
This incredibly in-depth report will provide you with statistics and
demographic of all of the major players in the small food retailer
sector. The report is long, but Ive highlighted a few points below
with page numbers to help you find the data.
Canada - Retail Food Sector
Convenience and Non-Traditional Grocery Outlets Report 2002
Demographics of major players (PP 32 41) Listed by company, chain
ownership, national or regional chain, number of stores, and sales
TRADITIONAL GROCERY CHAINS
National Grocers is Canada's largest supermarket chain
A&P is one of the oldest food retail companies in North America,
founded in 1859. Our annual sales of $11 billion put us among the top
10 supermarket retailers in North America. We operate approximately
700 stores in 16 states and the Province of Ontario in Canada. Our
major markets are the metropolitan New York, Detroit, Philadelphia,
Baltimore, Madison (Wisconsin), Milwaukee and New Orleans areas in the
US, and the Greater Toronto area in Ontario, Canada.
CEO discusses the competitive landscape for The Great Atlantic &
Pacific Tea Company
Chart includes countries where stores are located.
TOP 10 RETAILERS WORLDWIDE
Major retailers have started to consolidate their holdings in
different regions. The consolidation activity has resulted in a fewer
number of players controlling the majority of the market share. If we
compare Canada and US with respect to the market share of the top 3
retailers, we see that Canada has 62 percent concentration while US's
top 3 account only for 22 percent.
Retailing Sector ( Case Study Series )
Canadian Sporting Goods Retail Market includes chart by Store
Retail Council of Canada (RCC)
Industry Canada researching markets
So, Id say that should give you a good idea of whats happening in
Canadian retail. If anything Ive said isnt clear, please feel free
to ask for clarification and Ill be happy to explain further.
Thanks so much for your question
Market research retail Canada
Top 10 retailers Canada
Top 10 retail stores Canada
Top 10 retail chains Canada
Top 10 grocery chains Canada
... same terms as above but used Top 5 and Top 3
... same terms as above but used Province names