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IBISWorld Industry Report 44511Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in the USJuly 2013 Jeffrey CohenTrading up: Higher premium-brand sales are expected to benefit industry revenue2 About this Industry2 Industry Definition2 Main Activities2 Similar Industries3 Additional Resources4 Industry at a Glance5 Industry Performance5 Executive Summary5 Key External Drivers7 Current Performance9 Industry Outlook11 Industry Life Cycle13 Products & Markets13 Supply Chain13 Products & Services15 Demand Determinants15 Major Markets16 International Trade17 Business Locations19 Competitive Landscape19 Market Share Concentration19 Key Success Factors19 Cost Structure Benchmarks21 Basis of Competition21 Barriers to Entry22 Industry Globalization23 Major Companies23 The Kroger Co.24 Safeway Inc.26 Operating Conditions26 Capital Intensity27 Technology & Systems27 Revenue Volatility28 Regulation & Policy29 Industry Assistance30 Key Statistics30 Industry Data30 Annual Change30 Key Ratios31 Jargon & Glossary| 1-800-330-3772 | email@example.com
Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in the USJuly 2013 2The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry makes up the largest food retail channel in the United States. These establishments 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 engaged in retailing food are also included.The primary activities of this industry areRetailing a general line of food44512 Convenience Stores in the USEstablishments primarily engaged in retailing a limited line of goods, known as convenience stores or food marts (except those with fuel pumps).44711 Gas Stations with Convenience Stores in the USEstablishments primarily engaged in retailing automotive fuels in combination with a convenience store or food mart.45291 Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters in the USEstablishments engaged in retailing general groceries (but not as their primary activity), as well as general lines of new merchandise.45439 Direct Selling Companies in the USEstablishments primarily engaged in retailing frozen food and freezer plans via direct sales to residential customers.Industry DefinitionMain Activities Similar IndustriesAbout this IndustryThe major products and services in this industry areBeverages (including alcohol)Dairy productsDrugs and health productsFresh and frozen meatFrozen foodsFruit and vegetablesOther food itemsOther non-food itemsIBISWorld writes over 700 US industry reports, which are updated up to four times a year. To see all reports, go to
Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in the USJuly 2013 3About this IndustryAdditional ResourcesFor additional information on this industryFood Marketing InstituteNational Association for Retail Marketing ServicesNational Association of Convenience StoresThe World Bank