A Look Inside Canada's C-Stores

Chanil, Debra
November 2005
Convenience Store News;11/15/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 14, p134
Trade Publication
This article presents information on convenience stores in Canada. Cigarettes remain the top-selling product category in both countries, but legislative regulations continue to challenge retailers on both sides of the border. Food service is another area of focus for retailers looking to expand their product offering. Canadian stores are conducting their business in slightly smaller formats than in the United States. There are some distinct regional differences in Canada, as stores in Quebec tend to be smaller, averaging 1,506 square feet, while those in the West are largest with an average of 1,904 square feet. The tobacco category, which includes cigarettes, cigars and fine-cut cigarette tobacco, tops the list of sales at $1.8 billion in 2004.


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