The Saskatchewan retail and wholesale industries include approximately 10,300 companies with a combined annual revenue of $46.4 billion in 2018 and employed approximately 93,200 people. The industry is also a significant contributor to the economy, with $7.1 billion in GDP in 2018.
Saskatoon is home to Federated Co-operatives Limited, a wholesaling, manufacturing, marketing and administrative co-operative owned by more than 170 independent retail co-operative associations. As a wholesaler, FCL supplies local retail co-operatives with all of the bakery, deli, produce, meat and pharmacy products required for a full-service grocery supermarket.
Large wholesale sub-sectors include:
- Agricultural supplies – $9.8 billion
- Building material and supplies – $2.4 billion
- Farm product – $1.7 billion
Large retail sub-sectors include:
- Motor vehicle and parts – $5.2 billion
- Food and beverage – $3.5 billion
- General merchandise – $3.1 billion
- Gasoline stations – $2.9 billion
Saskatoon is home to the natural resources that feed, fuel and fertilize the world, as well as the innovations that surround these industries.
Business in Saskatoon
Saskatoon’s mix of economic diversity, low business costs and high quality of life make it the perfect place for businesses and people to thrive.