Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The big box picture
Led by Walmart, the industry has displayed exceptional growth in the past decade, mostly at the expense of other retailers. Revenue will continue to grow, as operators capitalize on rising consumer sentiment and demand for one-stop-shops. However, the industry's high concentration will lead to consolidation and fewer enterprises, as existing players choose to open smaller convenience-store-sized locations... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters industry provides a range of general merchandise, including: food and beverages; technology and entertainment; home and apparel, health and wellness; and fuel and other goods. Due to the recession and slow recovery period that altered much of the retail landscape, the product market for the industry has undergone some changes as consumers altered their spending patterns and industry operators expanded their offerings.
Food and beverages
Declining disposable income and rising unemployment led to a severe slump in consumer sentiment in the five years to 2013. Frivolous spending all but stopped, resulting in a reduction of all forms of discretionary spending by households... purchase to read more