Grocery Retailing - US - November 2016
"The grocery industry is arguably the most dynamic and fragmented retail sector there is. Groceries are deemed necessities so this industry remains somewhat protected from outside influencers that could cause steep sales variances, but the largest factor right now impacting the category is declining foods costs. This benefits the shopper but not so much the supermarkets or farmers. Yet, sales through MULO (multi outlet) channels are expected to reach $649 billion this year, and keep growing to hit $727 billion by 2021 (+12%). Common areas of strategic focus in the industry include produce/perishables improvement, click-and-collect services, e-commerce, and creating experiences that enhance the shopping process."
- Diana Smith, Associate Director
This report will cover the following areas:
- Sales rise in a deflationary market
- Online shopping still a Wild West
- Multistop shopping process
This Report focuses on all retail channels that provide grocery products including traditional supermarkets, warehouse clubs, natural markets (eg Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe’s), drug stores, dollar stores, convenience stores, internet retailers (eg Peapod and FreshDirect), and farmers markets.
Groceries are defined as products such as food, beverages, cleaning products, household goods (eg toilet paper, garbage bags), and/or personal care products (eg lotions, vitamins, and pharmacy products).
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