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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 | May 2016

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

IBISWorld’s Supermarkets & Grocery Stores market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$602bn
Annual Growth 11-16
1.4%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
2,624,650
Businesses
42,539
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry has grown over the past five years, benefiting from a strengthening economy. As per capita disposable income increased during the period, many consumers shifted to premium, organic and all-natural brands, helping lift industry revenue. Despite revenue growth during the period, industry operators faced intensifying competition from alternative retailers. Consumers turned toward warehouse clubs and supercenters because of the cost savings and convenience of these retailers. Mass merchandisers are able to offer lower prices due to their scale of operations. Consumers also shifted toward limited assortment and fresh format stores that provide a simpler layout and primarily sell less costly store brand products... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

As with most retail industries, the location of establishments falls broadly in line with how the population is dispersed throughout the United States. In theory, the greater the number of residents, the stronger the demand for supermarkets and grocery stores should be. Therefore, major retailers strategically locate their establishments in and near large cities. Other factors that influence the distribution of industry establishments is shopping preferences in specific states and regions. For instance, warehouse clubs and supercenters are more heavily concentrated in the Great Lakes and Southeast, curbing the need for supermarkets and grocery stores.

This industry is largely concentrated in the Mid-Atlantic region, which accounts for 24.5% of establishments... 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 foodRetailing health and beauty products


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