TOP 5 CANADIAN SUPERMARKET COMPANIES

Canadian food companies experienced a sales jump of 11.9%. Loblaw Cos. is far and away the leading retailer. Cos., Toronto1,03116.2 e ($U.S.)10Loblaw operates 631 corporate stores, and supplies 400 franchised stores.2) Sobeys, Stellarton, Nova Scotia1,3267.0 e ($U.S.)18Sobeys operates 413 corporate stores, including 220 supermarkets, 128 convenience stores and 65 drug stores, and supplies 913 franchised

Canadian food companies experienced a sales jump of 11.9%. Loblaw Cos. is far and away the leading retailer.

Cos., Toronto

1,031

16.2 e ($U.S.)

10

Loblaw operates 631 corporate stores, and supplies 400 franchised stores.

2) Sobeys, Stellarton, Nova Scotia

1,326

7.0 e ($U.S.)

18

Sobeys operates 413 corporate stores, including 220 supermarkets, 128 convenience stores and 65 drug stores, and supplies 913 franchised stores.

3) Metro, Montreal

545

3.5 a ($U.S.)

30

Metro operates 142 corporate stores, and supplies 403 franchised stores that each account for approximately 50% of total sales.

4) Federated Cooperatives, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

15

2.1 e ($U.S.)

43

Food sales at Federated account for 42% of total sales, or $880 million (U.S.). Corporate stores at Federated account for 4% of food sales.

5) Overwaitea Food Group, Langley, British Columbia

85

2.0 e ($U.S.)

48