DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "The Future of Food Retailing: Value Grocery Shopping in the U.S." report to their offering.
What could be said twenty years ago is even truer today: The U.S. food retailing business has never been more competitive. A number of trends are putting pressure on food retailers of all stripes, from supermarkets whose bread and butter is groceries to supercenters and drugstores for which food is a smaller but still crucial part of the product mix. Foremost are: 1) food deflation driven by heavy discounting; 2) shakeups among major chains; 3) heightened brick-and-mortar competition spurred by Germany-based discount retailers ALDI and Lidl; and 4) the incursion of e-commerce onto the food retailing landscape.
For value grocers, the good news is that many of these trends bode well for the value grocery business as a whole. On the other hand, with the expansion of discount/limited-assortment chains including ALDI and Lidl, it appears value grocery will be at the epicenter of some of the most aggressive competition the grocery industry has seen since the Walmart-driven supercenter invasion of the 1990s.
Key Topics Covered:
CHAPTER 1: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CHAPTER 2: TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES
CHAPTER 3: SUPER-CENTERS AND MASS MERCHANDISERS
CHAPTER 4: WHOLESALE CLUBS
CHAPTER 5: DOLLAR STORES
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