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 Key Buyers Chapter
This industry is highly concentrated. The top two companies in the industry, Walmart and Costco, together account for 85.7% of industry revenue. Given the high level of industry concentration and substantial capital required to generate enough revenue to compete with the major players, IBISWorld expects concentration to remain high.
During the past two decades, the growth of supercenters and club stores has had a notable effect on grocery retailing in the United States, including a contraction of small "mom and pop" retailers and mergers and acquisitions among large retailers. A mere 2.0% of all establishments in this industry employ nine or fewer employees, which is the typical employment size of a small business... purchase to read more