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Ethnic Supermarkets in the US: Market Research Report

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Ethnic Supermarkets Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Food & Beverage Stores | Dec 2013

Expanding flavors: Growing Hispanic and Asian markets will continue to bolster performance

IBISWorld’s Ethnic Supermarkets 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$28bn
Annual Growth 08-13
0.9%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Profit
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Employment
135,520
Businesses
18,317
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Ethnic Supermarkets industry is composed of retailers that sell culturally diverse food for consumption at home. Demand for the industry's products has been driven by the growing Hispanic and Asian populations in the United States, which together make up a significant share of industry sales. This growth has created an environment in which ethnocentric food retailers have thrived. Fortunately for ethnic supermarkets, conditions are only expected to get better for the industry over the next five years. As the Asian and Hispanic populations continue to grow domestically and disposable income improves in line with the economy, demand for cultural foods will increase further.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Capital intensity in the Ethnic Supermarkets industry is moderate. The typical operator spends $0.19 on capital investments for every dollar spent on labor. Labor is an important expense for supermarkets because employees help to create a smooth running and enjoyable environment for patrons. Capital expenses represent investments in security systems, cash registers and inventory control systems. Capital intensity has remained relatively stable over the past five years. Although the industry cut back on labor expenses during the recession, wage costs have picked up as firms expanded operations to meet growing demand. At the same time, the industry has steadily invested in self-checkout registers and automation infrastructure, contributing to steady capital costs... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Ethnic Supermarkets Industry?

Supermarkets in this industry retail food to specific ethnic groups. This includes Asian, Hispanic and other ethnic grocery stores that carry mainly specialty products not found in mainstream supermarkets.

Industry Products
MeatsProduceFrozen foodsDairy itemsBeverages (including alcohol)Other food itemsNon-food items
 
Industry Activities
Retailing Asian groceriesRetailing Hispanic groceriesRetailing groceries for other ethnicities


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