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Philadelphia Story: the Changing Face of Food Retailing

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Some of you know that Broad Street Licensing Group has its roots in the City of Brotherly Love, but an analysis of the Philadelphia grocery marketplace will tell a lot about the changing state of food marketing.[1]

The #1 chain in terms of market share is Wakefern’s ShopRite banner. But more telling: $3.8bn of the $13.7bn or 27% of the spend on food in Philly was racked up by “non-traditional” retailers like CVS, Walgreens and Rite-Aid, not to mention 7-Eleven.

If mass merchants Target, K-Mart and Wal-Mart, and club store BJ’s are excluded, and only traditional grocery stores are factored in ($7.66bn), then the percentage rises to almost half (49%).

And who is the #4 grocery retailer in the market? C-store Wawa.

Of the top 20 grocery retailers, only half are traditional grocery chains.

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY

Store Name

Number of Stores

Sales ($MM)

Share (%)

1. ShopRite 43 1,700 11.42
2. Acme 69 1,570 10.56[2]
3. Giant Food Stores 47 1,530 10.29[3]
4. Wawa 280 1,440 9.65
5. Rite-Aid 252 884.1 5.94[4]
6. A&P/Superfresh/Pathmark 40 850.8 5.72[5]
7. Wal-Mart 37 SuperCenters 831.1 5.59
8. CVS 187 817 5.49
9. Genuardi’s 28 733.7 4.93[6]
10. Target 29 534.4 3.59
11. Walgreens 90 480.9 3.23
12. BJ’s Wholesale Club 12 413.9 2.78
13. Wegmans 6 371 2.5[7]
14. Save-A-Lot 34 258 1.74
15. Sam’s Club 7 238.2 1.6
16. Triftway/Shop’N’Bag 21 230.5 1.55
17. Redner’s Market 10 222.7 1.5
18. K-Mart 29 210.9 1.42[8]
19. 7-Eleven 179 201.3 1.35
20. Whole Foods 8 191.6 1.29

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[1] Source: Philadelphia Business Journal.

[2] Parent company Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Supervalu Inc. shuttered seven stores in 2011.

[3] Owned by Dutch retail conglomerate Ahold, Giant was projected to overtake Acme in 2012.

[4] The Camp Hill, PA company has a pilot program with Save-A-Lot in North Carolina to co-brand 10 stores carrying a full line of groceries and drug products.

[5] Parent company Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. has been closing stores since filing for bankruptcy protection in December, 2010, closing seven stores while opening only one Superfresh.

[6] Parent company Safeway will sell 16 stores to Giant Foods, close three and seek buyers for the remaining eight.

[7] The Rochester, N.Y.-based company will open two new stores, and at 140,000 ft.2 are 2x the size of a conventional supermarket.

[8] K-Mart closed four stores in 2011.

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