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Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Supermarkets & Grocery Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 44511 | Jan 2015

Shopping smart: Increasing premium brand sales and healthy eating trends will spur growth

IBISWorld’s Supermarkets & Grocery Stores market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$584bn
Annual Growth 10-15
1.3%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
2,489,995
Businesses
42,036
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry has grown over the past five years, benefiting from a strengthening domestic economy. As per capita disposable income has grown over this period, some consumers traded up to premium, organic and all-natural brands, helping lift industry revenue. Over the next five years, the industry is anticipated to grow as a result of rising discretionary income, albeit at a more conservative rate than in the previous five-year period. As health concerns intensify, more consumers will seek all-natural and organic products, which are priced at a premium... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. Using wages as a proxy for labor and depreciation as a proxy for capital, IBISWorld estimated that for every $1.00 spent on labor in the industry, $0.09 will be spent on capital in 2015. This figure represents a slight decline from $0.10 in 2010. Capital expenditure for the industry includes the purchase of store assets, such as cash registers and shelving. While most industry operators invested relatively small portions of their revenue on capital goods, many of the large supermarkets implemented new technology. For instance, the introduction of computerized point of sale systems and self-checkout systems has increased supermarkets' dependence on capital to improve operating efficiencies... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Supermarkets & Grocery Stores Industry?

The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry makes up the largest food retail channel in the United States. Establishments in this industry retail general lines of food products, including fresh and prepared meats, poultry and seafood, canned and frozen foods, fresh fruits and vegetables and various dairy products. Delicatessens primarily retailing food are also included.

Industry Products
Fruit and vegetablesFresh and frozen meatDairy productsBeverages (including alcohol)Frozen foodsOther food itemsOther non-food itemsDrugs and health products
 
Industry Activities
Retailing a general line of food


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