Alberta Food Consumer View

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Welcome to the Alberta Food Consumer View. This is a place to explore insights about the Alberta consumer, their actions and their motivations behind food purchases.

Agrifood producers and processors, both new and existing, can use this information to:
    • identify business opportunities
    • capture value added product development prospects
    • develop more effective marketing strategies
    • reduce some of the risk associated with the product innovations and
    • pro-actively respond to consumer needs
Alberta Food Purchases

Source: Nielsen Market Track Data, ALBERTA GB +DR +MM - 52 Weeks ending December, 2010 to 2015

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Need to know more about the Alberta retail market?

This feature chart is only a sample of available information. Data can be explored in a
variety of ways by product categories.

Take a look at the value of the Alberta retail grocery sales from 2009 to 2014,
and a comparison of retail sales between Edmonton and Calgary from 2012-2013
through this link to the full dataset Alberta Retail Grocery Sales.

Other related charts:
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Categories of Processed Meat Products and typical examples

Source: FAO,
    Consumers are increasingly demanding ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook meat products with great quality and taste.
    Customer awareness and acceptance regarding the convenience of meat products is an important factor in the growth of the processed meat industry.

    In this article, the processed meat market data are analyzed to understand the market dynamics and the factors that may have contributed to changes in consumption in Canada and Alberta.

    Link to Consumer Corner article "Demand for Processed Meat".

About Us
The Competitiveness and Market Analysis Section conducts food and consumer studies.

Consumer Corner - highlights topical consumer and food market trend. Selected examples : Canadian Baby Boomers and Their Food Consumption Habits and Attitudes; Local Impact of a Global Crisis-Increasing Food Prices; Healthy Snacking-Opportunities for Alberta Food Processors.
Trends in Retail - highlights emerging and important developments in the retail sector in Alberta and Canada.

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This information published to the web on April 13, 2012.
Last Reviewed/Revised on May 11, 2017.