As Amazon builds warehouses across Canada trying to expand into one-day delivery or same-day delivery,
The CSCA Retail 100, created by the Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity at Ryerson University, brings you the top 100 retail conglomerates operating in Canada as ranked by total estimated annual retail sales in fiscal 2017.
This report provides a detailed understanding of this upper tier of retailers in Canada – organizations whose economies of scale allow them to exert a significant influence on Canada’s retail economy.
The Largest Retailers In Canada 2019
|Rank||Retail companies||Retail Sales (In billion)||# of Locations|
|1||George Weston Limited (Shoppers Drug Mart, Superstore)||$46,230||2500|
|3||Costco Wholesale Corp||$24,634||97|
|4||Empire Company Limited (Sobeys, Safeway)||$24,215||1934|
|7||Canadian Tire Corp||$10,202||1321|
|9||The Home Depot||$8,122||182|
Interestingly enough, the 100 retailers who made the list account for 75.5% of non-automotive sales in Canada, with the top three retailers accounting for 28% of non-automotive sales.
Altogether, the 100 retailers drove $276 billion dollars in retail sales. The top 33 retailers all had at least $1 billion in sales.
Other companies that made the list but didn’t rank in the top 10 include Bass Pro Inc., Ashley Industries Inc., Fabricland, Footlocker Inc., and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, the latter of which recently acquired Toys “R” Us. While some retailers who topped the list surprised us, others are no-brainers.