Convenience Stores

Data description: Convenience stores are primarily engaged in retailing a limited line of convenience items that generally includes milk, bread, soft drinks, snacks, tobacco products, newspapers and magazines. These establishments may retail a limited line of canned goods, dairy products, fresh and prepared meats, baked goods, household paper and cleaning products, as well as alcoholic beverages, and provide related services, such as lottery ticket sales and video rental.

Data source: ONS Food Environment Database

Date represented: 2019

Date published: September 2019


  • If the convenience store is actually a drug store/pharmacy that sells snack foods, it is in the “Pharmacies” category, not convenience
  • Includes Dollar stores and Walmarts (that are not superstores); does not include Canadian Tire