|Target Store Groceries [Image Source]|
|Inside Loblaws, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto [Image Source]|
|Amazon Fresh Grocery Delivery [Image Source]|
|Yeliseev's Luxury Grocery, Moscow [Image Source]|
There is no question that the Canadian grocery landscape is ever changing. The only constant that remains is the increasing competitiveness of the industry as a whole. Each major player can lay claim to a perceived advantage over another. Department store leaders Walmart and Target may attract shoppers for their low prices. Costco will bring them in with bulk-buying incentives and top quality meat, while Loblaws and Sobeys will entice customers with their ready-to-eat meals and loyalty programs. Even Amazon’s ‘outside the box’ approach could prove to be a real winner with its instant customer research and insight, low overhead and proven track record of success. Every national grocer in Canada - both new and established - has its strengths, so who is best poised to win in 2014? Well from here, it looks like it might just be the consumer.