Popcorn inflation in Canada stood at 1.080% in April 2023, according to GlobalData’s report on the prices of stock keeping units (SKUs) supplied through online retailers. In Q4 2023, GlobalData monitored the pricing of 107 popcorn SKUs from companies such as Orville Redenbacher’s, Compliments and President’s Choice that were sold by e-retailers. Buy the report here.

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Pricing is crucial, especially in a challenging economic climate, as competitive pricing and price leadership impact consumers’ choices. GlobalData’s pricing analysis reveals that Voila offered lowest prices of the total SKUs within the popcorn category from October through December 2023, followed by Atlantic SuperMarket and Real Candian Superstore. According to the analysis, the price range of $5 and below was the most competitive, with 86 SKUs.

The chart below illustrates price leadership among the covered retailers which offer the highest number of low-priced products in the category. Of all retailers, Voila had greatest share of lowest prices for individual SKUs in popcorn in Canada in Q4 2023.

Analysis of the quarterly price data showed that no discounts were offered for popcorn category by the retailers tracked by GlobalData. Among variants, the tracker revealed butter; microwave and sea salt as the most popular (by number of SKUs) popcorn variants. These were priced 14.85% higher than the average price of a popcorn SKU.

Among the e-retailers tracked by GlobalData, the leading ones, based on the number of SKUs, were Voila, Atlantic SuperMarket, Real Candian Superstore, Fresh Wagon and Plantx Canada. According to the analysis, Atlantic SuperMarket had the lowest average unit price, while the retailer with the widest product assortment was Voila.

The report brings attention to the intricate pricing dynamics within the popcorn market, examining both the SKU and retailer levels, and offering invaluable insights for stakeholders. Notably, Voila, Atlantic SuperMarket and Real Candian Superstore stood out as prominent e-retailers, providing competitive pricing for a substantial number of popcorn SKUs. However, to comprehensively grasp popcorn market in Canada, continuous tracking of SKU pricing over time is necessary.

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