无论是作为家庭产品还是在工业部门，糖的消费量都是巨大的。最终精制糖的零售必须以包装形式进行。糖的包装和处理是一个昂贵的过程。然后它被储存在仓库中，直到货物没有被装载到运输中。首先，甘蔗作为原料进口，用于进一步加工。这些进口主要来自巴西，危地马拉和澳大利亚，这是一个巨大的糖生产国(Selwyn et al, 2001)。精制糖的价格由食糖用户和制糖商决定。炼油商将包括制造成本、零售成本、销售成本、有利润的营销成本，并提供给用户。用户从这个金额中扣除相当多的折扣。加拿大对糖没有价格支持或补贴制度。原糖和精制糖的进口关税都很低。不断供应高质量、低价的精制糖一直是加拿大市场的特点，为国内食品工业带来重要的成本优势。
精制糖主要以零售和工业用户的形式运往消费部门、家庭消费者，在这些部门，糖被用作其他一些最终产品的甜味剂。约82%的产品销售给工业用户，包括含糖产品的食品和饮料制造商(SCPs) (Gammelgaard et al .， 2005)。工业用户包括糖果制造商、面包师、饼干和早餐麦片制造商，以及饮料和奶制品加工商。其余18%的产品销往零售商和食品服务行业，但该行业的利润率高于工业部门。
Sugar is one the most common daily purpose requirement in our lives, consumed directly or through packaged goods. In this report the discussion will be done about the everyday use of the product, how it is manufactured, it’s marketing, retailing, consumptions, major players involved in this business, etc. Sugar basically means “Sucrose”, a carbohydrate found in different plants, generally derived from sugar cane & sugar beet. When sucrose is refined & processed, then sugar is formed. It is a common sweetener used generally in foods & drinks. Its demographic consumption is commonly found in households or in the industrial sectors as a raw material in the final products.
The consumption of sugar is huge whether as a household product or in the industrial sector. The retailing of the final refined sugar has to be done in packaged form. The packaging and handling of sugar is an expensive procedure. Then it is stored in the warehouses until the consignments are not loaded for the transport. First the sugar cane is imported as a raw material for further processing. These imports are done mainly from Brazil, Guatemala, and Australia which is a huge sugar producing country (Selwyn et al, 2001). The price of refined sugar is decided by sugar user and sugar refiner. The refiner would include the cost of manufacturing, retailing, selling, marketing with a profit margin and offer to the user. The user deducts a fair amount of discount from this amount. Canada has a no price support or subsidy regimes for sugar. The import of both raw sugar and refines sugar is only subject to minimal tariffs. A constant supply of high-quality, low-priced refined sugar has always characterized the Canadian market translating into important cost advantages for the domestic food industry.
Refined sugar is transported to mainly to sectors for consumption, household consumers in the form of retailers & industrial users, where sugar is used as a sweetening raw product for some other final product. About 82% of production is sold to industrial users comprised of food and beverage manufacturers of sugar-containing products (SCPs) (Gammelgaard et al, 2005). Industrial users include confectioners, bakers, biscuit and breakfast cereal manufacturers as well as beverage and dairy processors. The remaining 18% of production is sold to retailers and food service industries, but this sector derives more profit margins than the industrial sector.
There are generally following kinds of retailers selling refined sugar:
Refined sugar is generally packaged and loaded in trucks to be transported to the desired destination. Refined sugar is sold by regular stores because sugar is a product of daily use which the consumer requires regularly and therefore it should be easily available at their convenience (Hobbs, 2005). The different kinds of stores are located at approachable distance of the consumers, making it very accessible. In case of Industrial usage sugar is transported by the manufacturer to the warehouses of the industrial consumer.