"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


The GROCERY and DRUG STORE Distribution Analysis and Guide's create an opportunity to discover where your company stands within the battle of acquistitions, corporate, independent and mainstream grocery and drug stores.

The following are a few updates which include new significant changes that have occured in the last few months. These and countless other smaller changes are reflected in our guides.

Grocery Distribution Analysis And Guide

Below are a few of the significant changes that have occurred in the retail grocery industry in the past few months.

  • See numerous acquistions amid many companies within the retail industry.
  • Kroger sold Turkey Hill, Loaf N Jug, Kwik Shop, Tom Thumb and Quik Stop convenient stores to EG Group and continues to focus on both retail, internet sales, home deliveries.
  • GPM Group is gobbling up companies to expand throughout the United States.
  • The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company filed chaper 11 Bankruptcy and will sell 120 stores.
  • Walmart has made the decision to push the limits of online shopping, pick up, technology, logisitcs and allocate less to new store and club growth.
  • 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 few months.

  • Walgreens Boots Alliance acquisition of 1,932 Rite Aid Stores is complete and Rite Aid to close 600 remaining stores.
  • CVS merger with Aetna has sparked a need in the US Health care system, along with continued growth, improved quality and lower costs. CVS opened 175 new stores, closed 81 and relocated 30 retail stores by year end of 2017.
  • Walmart is already on the path for change and growth with lower prescription drugs.
  • Independent drug stores continue to struggle, close or be acquired by larger Drug companies.
  • And many more!
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