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New In The 2024 Market Share Guides

2024 Grocery Distribution Analysis & Guide

2023 was a challenging year for both the Grocery and Drug industry. Despite all the economic issues, mergers, acquisitions, automation (AI) and restructuring (Omni-channel) prices have maintained “Covid high” with no flex.

Smaller companies are re-aligning with their wholesaler for product, financial and media assistance. While larger companies: i.e.: Walmart, Costco and BJ’s Wholesale Club continue to grow. Other companies are reintroducing or adding cafes/restaurants to their stores to increase traffic.

All and all the Grocery and Drug industry need to change their retail landscapes to fill the needs of consumers through great customer service, products, pricing and cleanliness of their stores making what customer want and need within grasp.

Grocery Highlights

  • Kroger, the Kroger/Albertson merger has been continues to be stymied and could project into 2025.
  • Aldi acquired Southeastern Grocers extending their reach into the North and West.
  • H.E. Butt continues to dominate the state of Texas with more stores and remodeled older locations.
  • Supervalu finalized the sale of all store locations and has emerged as a wholesaler.
  • Publix continues to dominate the state of Florida despite Aldi‘s additions.
  • Ahold Delhaize edges closer to their goal of 2,400 store locations.
  • Meijer’s “with swag” Fairfax Market tests the market where AI is the future of the grocery industry. While continues growth in the state of Indiana and Ohio.
  • Amazon continues to expand and transition with newer regulations.
2024 Grocery Guide

2024 Drug Store Distribution Analysis & Guide

Retail pharmacy are comprised of the operations of retail drugstore, health and wellness services, specialty and home delivery pharmacy services and rely on the government and third parties to survive.

Drug stores and chains face the same challenges as the grocery industry but with more government regulations. These regulations are very serious if held against a drug company and cost billions of dollars to the bottom line.

Drug companies continue to acquire, diverse, merge and realign into/or within Omni-channel entities while facing the evolving consumer trends, government regulations AND MULTIPLE LAW SUITS. While smaller drug stores continue their own path, some are now gone, while others are acquired by larger and /or expanding pharmacies.

Drug Store Highlights

  • CVS despite increased strength in healthcare, benefits, services and pharmacy and consumer wellness, has closed 630 locations through year end. Which include some Target pharmacies, 25 L.A. area clinics, along with 22 Puerto Rico retail drug stores.
  • Walgreens acquired Bi-Mart Pharmacies early 2023, continues to adjust expenses and plans to close 150 pharmacy locations: i.e.; Village MD Clinics in FL and IL.
  • Rite Aid continues to have difficulties and files chapter 11 and sell off 154 locations.
  • Aldi acquired Southeastern Grocers and divest pharmacy assets to CVS and Walgreens.
  • Walmart expands pharmacy/pharmacists the duty to treatment of common illnesses.
2024 Drug Store Guide

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 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 Metropolitan and Micropolitan 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