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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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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 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 2016. This figure is identical to the $0.09 in 2011. 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 foodRetailing health and beauty products


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