Grocery Stores

Grocery Stores

Overview

The 41,200 grocery store firms in the US sell non-perishable dry foods and an extensive array of perishable products; including meat, produce, dairy, bakery, frozen, and several specialty food related products or services. Grocery retail is a low margin, high volume business. The industry is concentrated, as the largest 50 firms account for 70% of industry sales.

Reliance On Information Systems

Grocery retailers depend on large, complex information technology systems to manage their business operations.

Competition

Competition in the retail grocery trade is fierce and intense.