Sector Analysis – Food Retail Industry

This course provides participants with an overview of the food retail industry, background and history, key players, key trends, ratios, and ratings using major examples.


This course is for individuals with a basic knowledge of accounting.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the sector, background, and history
  • Recognise major players and geographies
  • Use financial statements to describe key trends and ratios
  • Explain key accounting and valuation issues for the sector

Course Content

Overview of Food Retail Industry

  • Definition of the sector, background and history
  • Major players/ geographies
  • Key industry risks
  • Shape of the financial statements – key trends/ observations and ratios to look for, using a major example
  • Ratings view of the sector
  • Key accounting and valuation issues for the sector
  • Industry Outlook


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