"Metro Market Studies' Grocery Distribution Analysis And Guide is a valuable resource for accurate market-share data in a rapidly evolving industry." - Jon Springer, Industry Expert for 15+ Years
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.

Maps Included

We include 20 maps which show the precise location of all 399 metro areas, and we include an easy to use index which identifies the map location of each market.

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

What's New For 2018

We at Metro Market Studies believe that the Food Retail Industry will become even more turbulent and competitive as the year goes on.

Acquisitions will continue to dominant as smaller grocers “resign” to the demands of the industry. What? Why? Who? Where?

  • What is taking the front pages of trade magazines, Internet news,etc?
  • Why, HYPE of how multi-media will Ease the way we shop.
  • Who, The Millenials are driving the grocery industry. Really? Maybe yes or maybe no, it is all on how you look at this.
  • Where can you find these changes in The Grocery and Drug Store Distribution Analysis and Guide's.

Grocery Distribution Analysis And Guide

The following list includes a very few of the significant changes that have occurred in the retail grocery industry in the past year.

  • Amazon bought Whole Foods Stores and continues to open more Whole Foods in new markets.
  • Supervalu’s acquisition of Associated Grocers of FL., & Central Grocers Distribution Center, IL. & Unified Grocers to become one of the largest wholesalers within 46 States.
  • Trader Joes opened 14 new stores in the physical year of 2017.
  • Wal-mart changed their legal name to Walmart.
  • And many more!
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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 year.

  • Walgreens Boots Alliance acquired 2200 Rite Aid Stores and will close 600 stores leaving the remaining stores to Rite Aid either diverse or keep per the agreement with the Federal Trade Commission.
  • CVS continues its updating and growth into all areas of the United States.
  • Walmart is already on the path for change and growth.
  • And many more!
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