Foreign Agricultural Service
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