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The top 100 retailers and Canada’s top 10 retailers

The top 100 retailers and Canada’s top 10 retailers

Who’s up and who’s down in Canada’s retail landscape

Top retail 100 2019 infographicThe 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.



RankDeployment PlanCapital ControlEst. Retail Sales ($Millions)# of Chains# of StoresEst. Sales Growth (%)
1Weston Group (Shoppers Drug Mart, The Real Canadian Superstore, No Frills)CAN46,2303527970.62
2Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Wal-Mart Supercenters, Wal-Mart)USA32,43524103.40
3Costco Wholesale Corp. (Costco)USA24,6341979.14
4Empire Company Limited (Sobeys, Safeway, IGA)CAN24,2152619341.72
5Metro Inc. (Metro, Food Basics, Metro PLUS)CAN13,175139663.03
6McKesson Corp. (IDA Pharmacy, Uniprix, Rexall Drug Store)USA10,94911223418.05
7Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. (Canadian Tire, Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Sport Chek)CAN10,2021213211.95
8Lowe’s Companies Inc. (Lowe’s, Rona, Rona Home & Garden)USA8,637138788.90
9The Home Depot, Inc. (The Home Depot)USA8,12211823.41
10Home Hardware Stores Ltd. (Home Hardware, Home Building Centre)CAN6,100410691.67


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