Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Throughout 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, which should increase the average transaction sizes for grocery stores.
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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry has a low-level of concentration, with the top four players accounting for 30.9% of revenue. The remaining share of the market is mainly composed of small to medium-sized players that cater to local demand. IBISWorld estimates that more than 35,000 companies will actively compete for the remaining 69.1% of market share in 2013.
During the past five years, growing market share concentration was mainly driven by increases in household disposable income, causing consumers to increase purchases at grocery stores and supermarkets. Also, a strategy used to grow market share was through mergers and acquisitions. For example, Kroger grew its market share by acquiring eight stores from Schnucks, a grocery chain based in St. Louis in 2011... purchase to read more