Potato chips inflation in Canada stood at -62.020% 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 68 potato chips SKUs from companies such as Miss Vickie’s, Pringles and Compliments 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 potato chips category from October through December 2023, followed by Real Candian Superstore and Atlantic SuperMarket. According to the analysis, the price range of $5 and below was the most competitive, with 66 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 potato chips in Canada in Q4 2023.

Analysis of the quarterly price data showed that no discounts were offered for potato chips category by the retailers tracked by GlobalData. Among variants, the tracker revealed barbecue and onion & sour cream as the most popular (by number of SKUs) potato chips variants. These were priced 90.36% lower than the average price of a potato chips SKU.

Among the e-retailers tracked by GlobalData, the leading ones, based on the number of SKUs, were Voila, Real Candian Superstore, Atlantic SuperMarket, Costco Canada and . According to the analysis, Real Candian Superstore 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 potato chips market, examining both the SKU and retailer levels, and offering invaluable insights for stakeholders. Notably, Voila, Real Candian Superstore and Atlantic SuperMarket stood out as prominent e-retailers, providing competitive pricing for a substantial number of potato chips SKUs. However, to comprehensively grasp potato chips market in Canada, continuous tracking of SKU pricing over time is necessary.

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