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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 | Aug 2014

Trading up: Increasing premium brand sales are expected to benefit industry revenue

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
$574bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.5%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
2,417,550
Businesses
39,604
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the next five years, demand for the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry should slightly increase, generating a steady stream of revenue. As the economy recovers and household disposable income further expands, consumers will increase purchases of premium-brands and private-label brands, boosting average transaction sizes for grocery stores... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry in the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry are moderate. However, the level of initial capital investment is high. In the past, the major operational cost for industry participants was wages. In addition, the introduction and installation of point of sale (POS) systems over the past decade has raised the level of capital expenditure for supermarkets. POS systems are not the only consideration for a prospect; new entrants must consider a whole range of expenses, including leasing a building. Start-up costs can be financed through a combination of owner investment, short-term loans and long-term borrowing. If new entrants are unable to secure financing for these initial investments, they will not be able to enter the industry... 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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