Food & Beverage
Statistics and facts on Food & Beverage
The category Food & Beverage presents statistics and facts on retail distribution channels and locations of purchase including mass merchandisers, supermarkets
, discount and dollar stores
, club and c-stores, organic supermarkets, and bakeries and confectioners.
The retail landscape has become extremely competitive with high pressure coming from multiple retail formats. Hard discount stores such as Aldi, for example, carry a limited assortment of products. They follow a business strategy of offering quality products at low prices. In this multichannel reality, traditional retail stores have to try staying competitive by providing a unique and personal shopping experience.
Recent research showed that organic supermarkets are no longer a niche market, but attract plenty of consumer profiles ranging from exclusive organic buyers to customers purchasing organic foods once or twice a month. Texas-based Whole Foods Market was the first nationally certified organic grocer in the United States.
Further rankings of the leading national retail and supermarket chains are provided. Based on the latest retail sales, the top three US retailers included Walmart, Kroger, and Costco.
In addition, the category specifically covers statistics highlighting key indicators such as sales per store, the average number of checkouts or average per store selling area. More interesting figures shaping the industry include number of stores, frequency of consumer purchases, and trends in prices.