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FOR THE MOST ACCURATE MARKET SHARE FIGURES AVAILABLE
ORDER OUR 2015 EDITIONS TODAY!

The print editions of each of our Grocery and Drug Store Guides include 378 Metro Areas and 206 TV Markets.
The Discount Store Guide will be available only in the CD Rom Excel version this year. Also, please NOTE that this year's 2015 edition will be the LAST edition of the Discount Store Guide as it will be discontinued in 2016.

The CD Excel format version have these same 584 markets, but also include a separate file of 500 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 2015 GUIDES?

The 2015 editions provide and in depth view of market shares for the year ending 2014. However, due to the volatility of the market we have added major changes that have taken place in the first three months of 2015.

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 2015 GROCERY DISTRIBUTION ANALYSIS AND GUIDE:

In 2014 there were over 50 mergers and acquisitions involving more than 800 stores.

The most significant of these is the purchase of Safeway by Albertsons (Cerberus), and the resultant edict by the FTC for the Company to divest 168 stores in order to insure that competitive conditions in many markets would not be compromised.

Of the 168 stores, 111 were Albertsons, and 57 Safeways.

In a surprise move the parent company of Haggen Supermarkets, Comvest Partners, an investment firm located in West Palm Beach, Florida was approved as the buyer.

Haggen acquired 99 Safeway locations and 47 Albertsons locations. The remaining stores were purchased by three different wholesale companies.

In our 2015 edition we identify the newly acquired stores under the Haggen name and the current name of the store (e.g. Haggen/Safeway). During the course of the year the company plans to re-banner all of the stores as Haggen.

Walmart continued to open new Walmart Stores with grocery department, expanded other stores to include full grocery departments, and opened nearly 100 more Neighborhood Markets across the country.

Costco also continued its expansion, opening 20 new Warehouses.

C&S Wholesale purchased Associated Grocers of Robesonia, PA, and closed the White Rose division in the New York area. It also acquired Grocers Supply Co., of Houston, Texas. , enabling the expansion of distribution in the southwest for the first time.

Publix continued its expansion into North and South Carolina, as well as increasing the comparable sales of existing stores by 5%.

Supervalu is consolidating its wholesale business into two divisions, both located in Edina, MN. This action will enable the company to save a significant amount of money due to the closing of offices and warehouses no longer needed due to the consolidation.

Supervalu’s Save-A-Lot division continues to be a bright spot in the company’s overall outlook.


HERE IS WHAT'S NEW IN THE 2015 EDITION OF THE DRUG STORE DISTRIBUTION ANALYSIS AND GUIDE:

The following list includes the most significant changes that have taken place in the retail drug store industry in the past year.

  • Walgreens continues to expand, adding nearly 100 new stores during the year.
  • CVS closed some stores, expanded and/or remodeled a significant number of its store base, and added nearly 100 new stores.
  • Rite Aid reduced its store count slightly, and has stabilized its sales.
  • Every new Walmart and Neighborhood Store and Sam’s includes a pharmacy adding over 100 new pharmacies to 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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most reliable, and accurate information
available, and we believe this to be true!"

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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 and Drug Store studies will be available in book form and on CD.
The 2015 Discount Store Study will be available only on a CD. Also, please NOTE that this year's 2015 edition will be the LAST edition of the Discount Store Guide as it will be discontinued in 2016.

Reduced Price for Additional CD's:   Since our 2015 edition CD-ROM's will be copy-protected, we offer a reduced price for additional licensed copies.

 


Availability of Our Guides

2015 Grocery Distribution Analysis and Guide
(55th Annual Edition)

May

2015 Drug Store Distribution Analysis and Guide
(47th Annual Edition)

June

2015 Discount Store Distribution Analysis and Guide (32nd and LAST 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 Drug Store Book Sample Page
Sample Map Page
Grocery Store Sample CD Spreadsheet Drug Store Sample CD Spreadsheet Discount Store Sample CD Spreadsheet

 


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