List of convenience store chains

list of convenience store chains

This is a list of Canadian stores grouped by type.

Book stores[edit]

  • Aqua Books in Winnipeg, Manitoba (defunct)
  • Attic Books in London, Ontario
  • Bakka-Phoenix in Toronto
  • Bison Books in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Book City in Toronto, Ontario
  • The Book Room in Halifax, Nova Scotia was, at the time of its 2008 closing, the oldest bookstore in Canada (defunct)
  • Camas Bookstore and Infoshop in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto, Ontario
  • Highway Book Shop near Cobalt, Ontario (defunct)
  • Hyman’s Book and Art Shoppe, an independent Jewish bookstore in Toronto, Ontario (defunct)
  • Indigo Books and Music, Canada’s largest bookstore chain, based in Toronto
  • Little Sister’s Book and Art Emporium in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • McNally Robinson, small independently run chain of stores across Canada
  • Mondragon Bookstore & Coffeehouse in Winnipeg, Manitoba (defunct)
  • The Monkey’s Paw in Toronto, Ontario
  • Munro’s Books in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Spartacus Books in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • This Ain’t the Rosedale Library in Toronto, Ontario (defunct)
  • Toronto Women’s Bookstore in Toronto, Ontario (defunct)
  • The Word Bookstore in Montreal

Clothing stores[edit]

  • Harry Rosen Inc.
  • Le Chateau
  • Lululemon
  • Mark’s
  • Moores
  • Roots Canada
  • Tip Top Tailors
  • Ardene
  • Aritzia
  • Bluenotes
  • Boutique La Vie en Rose
  • Kit and Ace

Furniture stores[edit]

  • The Brick
  • Leon’s

Shoe stores[edit]

  • Aldo
  • The Shoe Company

Convenience stores[edit]

  • Alimentation Couche-Tard
  • Becker’s
  • Dollarama
  • Mac’s Convenience Stores
  • Needs Convenience
  • On the Run
  • Pioneer Energy
  • Provi-Soir
  • Quickie Convenience Stores

Department stores[edit]

  • Canadian Tire
  • Holt Renfrew
  • Hudson’s Bay (retailer) -owned by American group, NRDC Equity Partners
  • La Maison Simons
  • Winners – Canadian unit of US based parent TJX
  • HomeSense – Canadian unit of US based parent TJX
  • Marshalls – Canadian unit of US based parent TJX
  • Giant Tiger
  • Fields
  • Walmart Canada – Canadian unit of US based parent Walmart

Electronics stores[edit]

  • Henry’s
  • The Source
  • Staples / Bureau en Gros – Canadian unit of US-based parent
  • Telus
  • Best Buy – Canadian unit of US-based parent

Grocery stores[edit]

  • Atlantic Superstore
  • Bulk Barn
  • Dominion
  • Extra Foods
  • Farm Boy
  • Food Basics
  • Fortinos
  • FreshCo
  • Freshmart
  • IGA
  • Loblaws
  • Loeb
  • Longo’s
  • Maxi
  • Metro
  • No Frills
  • Provigo
  • Rabba
  • Real Canadian Superstore
  • Safeway
  • Save-On-Foods
  • SaveEasy
  • Sobeys
  • Steinberg’s (supermarket)
  • Thrifty Foods
  • Valu-mart
  • Your Independent Grocer
  • Zehrs Markets

Pharmaceutical stores[edit]

  • Brunet
  • Familiprix
  • Jean Coutu Group
  • Lawtons
  • London Drugs
  • PharmaChoice
  • Rexall
  • Shoppers Drug Mart

Toy and game Stores[edit]

  • The Disney Store – Canadian unit of US-based parent The Children’s Place
  • EB Games – Canadian unit of US-based parent
  • Mastermind Toys
  • Toys “R” Us

Home Improvement[edit]

  • Home Hardware
  • The Home Depot
  • Réno-Dépôt

Linen Stores[edit]

  • Bed Bath and Beyond

Sport Stores[edit]

  • Sport Check
  • Atmosphere

List of defunct stores[edit]

This is a list of Canadian retail stores that have gone out of existence due to either bankruptcy, a merger or takeover where their name is no longer in use.

  • A&P – Canadian unit of US-based grocery store chain
  • Aikenhead’s Hardware – hardware store
  • Beaver Lumber – hardware/lumber store chain
  • Blockbuster Video – Canadian unit of US-based video rental shop chain
  • Bi-Way – discount store chain
  • Consumers Distributing – catalogue store chain
  • Dominion – grocery store chain, except Newfoundland
  • Eagle Hardware & Garden – hardware store
  • Eaton’s – department store chain
  • Food City – grocery store
  • Future Shop – electronics retailer
  • Horizon – department store (possibly owned by Easton)
  • HMV Canada – videos retailer
  • Jumbo Video – video rental shop chain
  • Kmart Department Store – Canadian unit of US-based parent; Canadian stores sold to Zellers
  • Knob Hill Farms – grocery store chain in Southern Ontario
  • Kresge – Canadian unit of US-based discount store chain
  • Les Ailes de la Mode – department store
  • Metropolitan Stores – variety store chain
  • Miracle Food Mart – grocery store chain
  • Miracle Mart – department store
  • Morgan’s – department store
  • Pascal – hardware/furniture store chain
  • SAAN Stores – discount stores
  • Shop-Rite – catalogue store chain
  • Sears Canada – Canadian unit of US based parent Sears
  • Simpson’s – department store chain
  • Steinberg’s – grocery store chain
  • Supercentre – grocery store chain
  • Tamblyn Drugs – pharmacy chain
  • Target Canada – department store
  • Toy City – toy chain owned by Consumers Distributing
  • Towers – department store chain
  • Tower Records – Canadian unit of US-based music and entertainment store chain
  • Wise Stores – department store
  • Woodward’s – department store chain
  • Woolworth – Canadian unit of the F. W. Woolworth Company
  • Woolco – Canadian unit of US-based department store chain
  • XS Cargo – resold bankrupt/excess stock
  • Zellers – department store chain; 2 remaining store currently operate as liquidation centres for HBC

See also[edit]

  • List of superstores
  • Supermarkets in Canada

References[edit]

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