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Foreign Agricultural Service

GAIN Report

Global Agriculture Information Network

Required Report - public distribution

Date: 12/23/1999 GAIN Report #CA9142

Canada Retail Food Sector Western Canada Retail Food Sector Report 1999

Approved by: Norval E. Francis, Jr.

U.S. Embassy Prepared by: Brian Woodcock/USA Food Export

Report Highlights: The Food Sector Report fir looks at a review of the size and importance of the Western Canadian region in the food industry. Within the Retail Food Sector total Canadian grocery industry sales in 1998 were US$35.9 billion(Canadian Grocer). This represents a 3.7% growth rate over 1997 well above the 5 year average annual growth rate of 2.7%. Regionally Western Canada represented 33.7% of national grocery sales.

Includes PSD changes: No Includes Trade Matrix: No

Trade Report Ottawa[CA1], CA

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