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A Glimpse of the Varied Shopping Alternatives in the City!

Please note the Store Tour is sold out. If you want to be on the waiting list, please contact

The Vancouver retail scene offers Canadians a great deal of choice: from traditional stores to ethnic supermarkets and from specialty independent shops to drugstores selling groceries, there is always a store nearby for every occasion.

And, besides the proximity of retail grocery options, online shopping has been flourishing, both for groceries and general merchandise.


Price conscious Vancouver households are increasing the pressure on stores to amplify their discount brands’ strategy, due to the growth of retail options and the arrival of non-traditional grocers. People from Vancouver are considered “foodies” who seek great value and support local businesses.

Join the Vancouver Store Tour and get a glimpse of the varied and high-quality shopping alternatives for grocery shopping in this exciting market.

The 2019 Store Tour Programme is kindly hosted by:

  • Choices Markets
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Loblaws City Market
  • London Drugs
  • PriceSmart Foods
  • Real Canadian Superstore
  • Save On Foods
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • T & T Supermarket
  • Urban Fare Yaletown
  • Walmart Supercentre

All tours are designed to give an unique insight into the Vancouver retail scene and let you experience a comprehensive view of different retail formats.

  • Tour A1: Costco Wholesale, Granville Island Public Market, Loblaws City Market, Save On Foods River District, Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Tour A2: Costco Wholesale, Granville Island Public Market, Loblaws City Market, Save On Foods River District, Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Tour B: London Drugs, Save On Foods UBC, T & T Supermarket, Urban Fare, Walmart Supercentre
  • Tour C: Choices Markets, London Drugs, PriceSmart Foods, Real Canadian Superstore, Urban Fare

Please note that the number of participants for each tour is limited and seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Also, given the early start time of the tours on Tuesday 11th June, we strongly advise that you arrive in Vancouver on Monday 10th June.

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Experts on each bus, from our specially selected content partners, will provide key details about the retailers and insights into market dynamics.

Insights Into Market Dynamics


  • 7.00 am Registration
  • 7.30 am Welcome coffee
  • 8.30 am Retail Scene presentation by Kantar, Room 109, Level 1, Vancouver Convention Centre West
  • 8.45 – 17.30 approx. A full day of visits which will enable delegates to discover the very best in retail.

Practical Information

To join the Store Tour you must register by checking the appropriate box during the registration process. 

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