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We Are Significantly Different Than Others

We do not use the same dollar sales figure for each store owned by a chain. Using Kroger as an example, we know that the sales of a Fred Meyer Store are significantly higher than the sales of a Jay C store. Therefore, it does not make sense to use the average sales per store of the total Kroger Company for each of these two widely different retail brands, and for all the other Kroger stores and Kroger brands.

We include convenience store chains that have significant grocery volume: e.g. 7-Eleven, Circle K, Kroger's Kwik Shops and Turkey Hill Minit Markets. There are thousands of these stores, which collectively do billions of dollars in Grocery sales.

We Update And Evaluate Each Company Every Year

We obtain information from a variety of sources, including, but not limited to retailers, wholesalers, the Internet, local market sources, trade associations, and trade media.

Television Coverage

We list the source of television coverage for each metro/micro area. This provides an easy and logical way to evaluate the reach and effectiveness of local television advertising.

Market Statistics On An Index Basis

The figures in this section are on an index basis and show how the market compares to the National Average on a per capita basis (U.S. average equals 100) for selected categories. The figures are projections from U.S. census figures and are provided for informational use only. They cannot be projected into accurate dollar sales figures for any metro area or TV market.

Indexed By Metro Areas Or TV Markets

This is an alphabetical listing of each company in the GUIDE, showing every Metro Area and TV market in which the company has stores. Through the use of this index a subscriber can see how wide a distribution gap is if a retailer does not carry his product. Use this Link to see a sample of this Index: Index of Companies Sample Page

New For 2020

A new Edition The Convenience & Dollar Distribution Analysis & Guide, an in depth version of two types of stores yet over the past few years have grown similar and the format is the same as our other editions. Strong merger and acquisitions remain the key trend. AND key players from the United Kingdom and China have emerged into the states.

Acquisitions and Personal changes have been the highlights of 2019 within the Grocery and Drug Industry. Of which many of these changes are within the Convenience industry.

Online grocery shopping has not stacked up to all the hype, while most consumers continue to buy in store, the drug industry seems to be picking up steam with online sales, despite government regulations, health care costs and the use of drones, through the acquisitions of insurance companies, & health care units, etc.

Here are some highlights into our 2020 editions:

Grocery Distribution Analysis & Guide

  • Publix has made headlines over and over again. Moving aggressively up the Eastern Coast and reboots Greenwise.
  • Kroger’s Divestment in Lucky’s Market sold to Aldi's, Seabra, etc. has started to pay off while the company maintains business as usual (restocking shelves cont.), while putting customer’s first.
  • Albertsons continues to convert and remodel Safeway stores, while closing or relocating others.
  • H.E. Butt continues to grow with three more Austin, TX stores, a new distribution center and superior customer service.
  • Ahold Delhaize USA continues major wholesale expansion with the acquisition of three C & S warehouses, while reaching northward into the state of PA reopening Musser’s Market. Diversing 23 property Stop & Shop locations within the states of NJ, NY, PA,VA, NC, SC & GA.
  • C & S and Supervalu Wholesale have now been converted to Unified Natural Foods, Inc.
  • Illinois based Aldi opened 50+ stores in 2019.
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Drug Store Distribution Analysis And Guide

The following list includes a very few of the significant changes that have occurred in the drug store industry in the past few months.

  • Walgreens continues it acquisitions of smaller independents and converted all Rite Aid locations to the Walgreens name.
  • CVS keeps acquiring companies pharmacy locations, Stater Brothers, DeGoler’s, along with closing 46 plus underperforming stores in 15 states.
  • Rite Aid has maintained consistent retail sales of .6% considering immunizations and prescription count growth in the past year. They will continue to focus on customers and front line opportunities. Independents are on the watch for the ability to merge or not with larger entities.
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The Convenience & Dollar Distribution Analysis & Guide (NEW)

  • Dollar Tree is closing 390 Family Dollar stores and reopening 200 Dollar Trees.
  • EG Group has acquired so many companies over 2019 that there is not enough room to list all of them.
  • 7-Eleven Corporation acquired the Dallas, TX division.
  • The Smaller concept is becoming the new "IT" factor in the grocery business.
  • Introductory price $795.00.
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Convenience & Dollar Distribution Guide (2020)