The Great Canadian Grocery Chart

Canada is a country of oligopolies (I mean just look at the telecom or banking sectors), and when it comes to grocery stores there's no exception. This chart lists most of the grocery store (and those stores that predominantly sell food) ownership structure in Canada. My intention with this chart is to educate Canadians around how concentrated our grocery industry is, and how one company is more than just one banner.

Loblaw Empire (through Sobeys Inc.) Metro Inc. Jim Pattison Group Walmart Canada Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
Grocery Store Banners
  • Loblaws
  • Zehrs
  • Your Independent Grocer
  • valu-mart
  • Provigo
  • Atlantic Superstore
  • Real Canadian Superstore
  • No Frills
  • Dominion (Newfoundland only)
  • Fortinos
  • T&T Supermarkets
  • Wholesale Club
  • Extra Foods
  • Maxi/Maxi & Cie
  • FreshMart***
  • SuperValu***
  • ShopEasy***
  • Loblaws CityMarket
  • Independent CityMarket
  • L'intermarche***
  • AXEP***
  • Sobeys
  • Sobeys Urban Fresh
  • Safeway
  • FreshCo
  • IGA
  • IGA Express
  • IGA Extra
  • Foodland
  • Marche Bonichoix
  • Les Marches Tradition
  • BoniSoir
  • Thrifty Foods
  • Needs Convenience
  • Rachelle Bery
  • Farm Boy
  • Longo's (51%)
  • Cash & Carry
  • Family Foods***
  • Clover Farm***
  • Marche OMNI***
  • Kwik-Way
  • Metro
  • Metro Plus
  • Food Basics
  • Super C
  • Marche Adonis (55.5%)
  • Marche Richelieu
  • Marche Ami
  • Save On Foods
  • Buy-Low Foods
  • Quality Foods
  • Urban Fare
  • PriceSmart Foods
  • Nature's Fare Markets
  • MeinHardt
  • Nesters Market
  • Choices Markets
  • Walmart
  • Walmart Supercentre
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Costco Business Centre
Wholesale
  • Wesfair Foods Ltd.
  • National Grocers Co. Ltd.
  • Provigo Inc.
  • Atlantic Wholesalers Ltd.
  • Sobeys Wholesale
N/A
  • Associated Grocers
  • Van-Whole Produce
  • Bulkley Valley Wholesale
N/A *Costco is a wholesaler in itself.
Banking Services
  • PC Financial
  • BMO Sobeys AIR MILES Mastercard (Discontinued)
N/A N/A
  • Walmart Financial Services*
  • Walmart Rewards Mastercard*
  • CIBC Costco Mastercard
Loyalty Programmes
  • PC Optimum
  • AirMiles
  • Longo's Thank You Rewards (51%)
  • AirMiles (Ontario)
  • Thunder Bucks (Thunder Bay)
  • Metro et Moi
  • More Rewards
  • Choices Preferred Shopper
N/A N/A
Liquor Store Banners
  • Real Canadian Liquorstore
  • Sobeys Liquor
  • Safeway Wine & Spirits
N/A
  • Everything Wine
N/A N/A
Home Delivery Banners
  • PC Express**
  • Voila by Sobeys
  • Volia par IGA
  • Grocery Gateway by Longo's (51%)
  • Rachelle Bery Eco Home Delivery
  • Metro My Online Groceries
  • Adonis Delivery (55.5%)
N/A
  • Walmart.ca**
  • CostcoGrocery**
Pharmacy Banners
  • Loblaw Pharmacy/DRUGStore
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Pharmapix
  • Wellwise
  • Theodore & Pringle (Eyewear)
  • Lawtons Drugs
  • Sobeys Pharmacy
  • FreshCo Pharmacy
  • Metro Pharmacy
  • Food Basics Pharamcy
  • Jean Coutu
  • Brunet
  • Save-On-Foods Pharmacy
  • Pure Integrative Pharmacy
  • Walmart Pharmacy
  • Walmart Vision Centre
  • Costco Pharmacy
  • Costco Optical
Other Banners
  • PC Insurance
  • PC Travel
  • PC Telecom (PC Mobile)
  • PC Gift Card/The Gift of Choice
  • PC Cooking School
  • PC Health
  • MobileSHOP (PC Telecom)
  • Beauty Boutique
  • The Health Clinic/Primacy Medical Clinic (Partnership)
  • PhotoLab
  • Lifemark Health Group
  • FastFuel
N/A
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • Genpak
  • Pattison Outdoor (Advertising)
  • Pattison Media
  • Walmart Mobile
  • Costco Travel
  • Costco Photo Centre
  • Costco Mobile/WIRELESS etc.^
In House Brands (Food)
  • President's Choice
  • PC Organics
  • PC Blue Menu
  • PC Black Label Collection
  • PC Free From
  • PC Nutrition First
  • No Name
  • Real Canadian Spring Water
  • Farmer's Market
  • Butcher's Choice
  • Sunspun
  • Ziggy's
  • T&T Brand (Store Brand)
  • Compliments
  • Compliments Organic
  • Compliments Naturally Simple
  • Compliments Gluten-Free
  • Compliments Balance
  • Panache
  • Sensations by Compliments (Discontinued)
  • Best Buy
  • Eight Treasures
  • Farm Boy (Store Brand)
  • Longo's (Store Brand) (51%)
  • S!gnal (Discontinued)
  • Selection
  • Irresistibles
  • Irresistibles LifeSmart
  • Front Street Bakery
  • Platinum Grill
  • Premiere Moisson
  • Western Family
  • Value Priced
  • Venice Bakery
  • Meinhardt (Store Brand)
  • Ocean Brands (Seafood Products)
  • Great Value
  • Our Finest
  • Your Fresh Market
  • Kirkland Signature
In House Brands (Health and Beauty)
  • Life Brand
  • Quo Beauty
  • Joe Fresh
  • Exact (Discontinued)
  • Compliments
  • Personnelle
  • Western Family
  • Equate
  • Kirkland Signature
In House Brands (Housewares)
  • Everyday Essentials
  • President's Choice
  • President's Choice GREEN
  • Life at Home
  • Compliments
  • Compliments Greencare
N/A N/A
  • Mainstays
  • Hometrends
  • Pen+Gear (Stationary)
  • Casemate (Discontinued)
  • Onn (Electronics)
  • Kirkland Signature
In House Brands (Clothing)
  • Joe Fresh
N/A N/A N/A
  • George
  • Terra & Sky
  • Time and Tru
  • Wonder Nation
  • Athletic Works
  • Kirkland Signature

*Through partnership with Duo Bank of Canada.

**Delivery services provided by Instacart.

***Wholesaler supplied banner. Banner owned by wholesaler, store independently owned (non-franchised) but has supply agreement with wholesaler.

^Mobile phone sales provided by Glentel Inc. (Ownership: 50% BCE, 50% Rogers Communications). [Source]

Last Updated: 2022-05-18 jacobnelson.ca