Canada’s retail landscape is huge, with a large number of chains catering to quality products for buyers across the country. Despite the growing popularity of e-commerce, these chains have hardly been affected. They continue to grow and thrive irrespective of the competition. Here is a list of the best retail stores to shop in Canada.
Without any doubt, Weston Group is one of the leaders amongst the retail chains in Canada. With as many as 2797 stores across the country and the amazing retail sales figure of $46.2 billion (as in 2017), they are whopping in size. The company has 35 retailers on its roster, including names like Real Canadian Superstore, Shoppers Drug Mart and No Frills.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Another name that deserves a mention on this list is Costco. Compared to Weston Group’s coverage, it is rather smaller as it has 94 stores across Canada. Despite the smaller number, it is still able to churn out big revenues. The estimated retail sales figure stood at $24.6 billion at the end of the fiscal year of 2017.
Walmart Stores Inc.
When it comes to listing the top Canadian retailers, how can one forget Walmart! With a dominating presence at 400 locations across Canada, the company marked a retail sales figure of $32.4 billion at the end of 2017. What buyers love the most are the Walmart coupons that help them save a lot on a budget. Moreover, you can find just about everything at great prices at their stores.
Another grocery conglomerate that figures in the list of Canada’s best retailers is Metro Inc. The big names that come under the Metro Inc. umbrella include Metro, Metro PLUS and Food Basics. The company has 866 stores across Canada, with a retail sales figure estimated at $13.1 billion in 2017.
Empire Company Limited
Next on this list is Empire Company Limited, a name that has recognizable retailers like Sobeys, Safeway, and IGA under its roster. The number of stores of this brand stands at a whopping 1934, while the estimated revenues that it pulled in at the end of 2017 was $24.2 billion.
Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd.
Known for the incredible promo codes and coupons it offers to the shoppers, Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. It comes next amongst the top retail stores in Canada. Besides Canadian Tire, the conglomerate is associated with renowned retailers like Sport Chek and Mark’s Work Wearhouse. It has 1321 store locations in total and the revenue figures stood at $10.2 billion at the end of 2017.
McKesson Corp is another name that figures out in the list as it has 2234 stores, just second to Weston Group in terms of the store count. The retailers on its roster include leading names like Rexall, IDA Pharmacy, and Uniprix. The retail sales figure for McKesson Corp was an estimated $10.9 billion USD in 2017.
So here’s a list that you can check out when you plan to go out for retail shopping in Canada!
Author Bio: Amelia Gartner, a shopaholic and a wonderful housewife to a veteran, has been working with Outreach Monks, as Lead Marketing Strategist. While handling a family of four and managing her job, she has mastered her shopping skills and that’s what she wishes to share with other working women through her writing.
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