In the United States, food retailing tends to fragment along channel lines. In Canada, the main point of separation tends to be along the lines of discount or non-discount.
That's one of the conclusions that can be drawn from the analysis of Canadian supermarket retailing that begins on Page 44 of this week's SN. Let's take a closer look at what this means.
In Canada, the supermarket industry has remained fairly insulated from the influence of Wal-Mart Stores, notwithstanding