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FOR THE MOST ACCURATE MARKET SHARE FIGURES AVAILABLE
ORDER OUR 2017 EDITIONS TODAY!

The print editions of each of our Grocery and Drug Store Guides include 387 Metro Areas and 206 TV Markets.

The CD Excel format version have these same 593 markets, but also include a separate file of 540 Micro Markets.


OUR MARKET SHARE FIGURES HAVE LONG BEEN REGARDED AS THE MOST ACCURATE AND UP TO DATE BY THE SENIOR EXECUTIVES WHO USE THEM.

WHAT'S NEW IN THE 2017 GUIDES?

The 2017 editions provide an in depth view of market shares for the year ending 2016.

We have extremely reliable sales data available to calculate our market share percentages. We do not use the same dollar sales figures for each store owned by a chain.


WHAT'S NEW IN THE 2017 GROCERY DISTRIBUTION ANALYSIS AND GUIDE:

During the past year a significant number of changes have taken place across the Country in the retail grocery industry.

Among the many changes, the Albertsons Company has re-named a number of stores, sold some stores of their various brands to a variety of buyers, and closed some stores. As an example, its Safeway division in San Francisco recently purchased the well known Andronico's Company's stores, and will rename them Safeway.

AHOLD and Delhaize divested 86 stores. Weis purchased 38 Food Lion stores, Big Y purchased 4 Stop and Shops and two Hannaford stores. Super Valu acquired 22 stores, and Publix bought 10 Martins stores.

Publix continues its expansion, opening new stores in Alabama, Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Costco also continues to open new stores across the country, and each contains a complete large full grocery department.

Another recent news item is the purchase by Fred's of Memphis, of 865 Rite Aid Drug Stores from Walgreens. Fred's will convert many of these to a combination grocery/drug store format and re-name them Fred's. Those stores not converted to a food/drug format will continue to operate as drug stores.

Elsewhere, Southeastern Grocers has converted a number of Winn Dixie and Bi- Lo stores to the Harvey's Banner, raising Harvey's total store number to the mid 70's. Simultaneously. Southeastern Grocers has also opened opened 11 new Bi-Lo-Stores.

Walmart continues opening new Neighborhood Markets and Walmart Supercenters, although this past year they opened fewer than in prior years. Walmart also closed a number of smaller Walmart stores which did not contain full grocery departments.

Kroger continues its steady growth of new stores in each of its various divisions and retail brands (e.g. Fry's) across the country. Kroger also continues to expand its Marketplace store name, building new larger stores as well as re-branding selected larger stores to the Marketplace name.

Across the country a significant number of small retailers are closing stores, or selling out to larger retailers.

Publix continues to expand in the Southeast by building new stores in each state in which it currently operates.

Wawa, a small specialty chain continues its expansion by opening new stores in Broward and Palm Beach counties in Florida.

These are a few examples of the many changes in the retail grocery market which have taken place in the past year and the first few months of 2017. These and countless other changes are included in the all new 2017 edition of the GROCERY DISTRIBUTION ANALYSIS AND GUIDE.

We are confident that our 2017 edition will continue to provide our subscribers with valuable reliable information about the local markets retail grocery industry.


HERE IS WHAT'S NEW IN THE 2017 EDITION OF THE DRUG STORE DISTRIBUTION ANALYSIS AND GUIDE:

Walgreens and CVS continue to expand across the country, opening new stores and acquiring smaller chains being divested by their owners.

The major news is the acquisition by Walgreens of the Rite Aid chain, and the subsequent requirement by the government to divest 865 Rite Aid retail locations. Walgreens will maintain the Rite Aid name in the remaining stores.

Most of these locations are being purchased by Fred's, a grocery and drug store retailer which currently operates 581 stores, and is headquartered in Memphis.

While Walgreens is by far the largest drug store retailer in the country, CVS is in second place, and continues to open new stores across the country, maintaining its brand strength while increasing its presence nationally.

Kmart, which once operated a large number of stores with pharmacies, has continued to close more stores, and is no longer a factor in the pharmacy business across the country.

The trend of smaller retailers closing their doors and/or being purchased by larger companies continues nationally.

Walmart, on the other hand continues to open more Neighborhood and Walmart stores across the country, all with pharmacies, while at the same time closing smaller outdated stores.

Our 2017 edition of the DRUG STORE DISTRIBUTION ANALYSIS AND GUIDE will include the results of the continuing major changes within the retail drug store/pharmacy field. We are confident that it will continue to be a reliable and credible source of data to our many subscribers in the industry.



OUR ANNUAL MARKET SHARE STUDY IS SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT THAN THOSE PROVIDED BY 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   We include 20 maps which show the precise location of all 385 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.

INDEX OF COMPANIES 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

 

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OUR CLIENTS include retail chains, packaged goods manufacturers, research companies, investment banks, management consultant firms, federal agencies, trade associations, colleges and universities, and others.

 

The Grocery Study will be available in book, CD and a combo package. Drug study is only in CD


NOTE: Reduced Price for Additional CD's:   Due to our Publication copy right, we offer a reduced price for additional licensed copies PER OFFICE LOCATION per PERSON (Must be at the same office address, floor, etc. to qualify for discount).

 


Availability of Our Guides

 

2017 Grocery Distribution Analysis and Guide
(57th Annual Edition)

May

 

2017 Drug Store Distribution Analysis and Guide
(49th Annual Edition)

June



View the Content of our Guides with these Links

Metropolitan Areas Included Micro Areas Included Television Markets Included
Grocery Book Sample page
Sample Map Page
Grocery Store Sample CD Spreadsheet Drug Store Sample CD Spreadsheet

 


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