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This report covers baked goods; confectionery; specialty products such as frozen and canned foods; other manufactured foods such as snack foods; and poultry and meat products. In 2011, food sales by large retailers in Canada amounted to about $41 billion. In that year, Canada imported nearly $10 billion worth of manufactured foods, led by specialty foods, meat products, and confectionery and sugar products. In 2011, imports of sugar and confectionery products rose to their highest level in five years to $2.4 billion. Also reaching five year highs were imports of snack foods ($458 million), and baked goods ($1.26 billion). Specialty foods imports amounted to nearly $3 billion while imports of meat products were $2.8 billion, just over $400 million higher than the previous year.