Supermarkets Top Alternative Formats (Part 1)

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Now more than ever, alternative formats like mass merchandisers, natural food retailers, dollar stores and even drugstores are encroaching on supermarket food sales. The following companies from the 2016 Top 75 list of U.S. and Canadian retailers represent the alternative formats with the most food sales.


1. Wal-Mart Stores

Annual sales: $247.5 billion (estimated, consumables only)


2. Costco Wholesale Corp.

Annual sales: $69.4 billion (consumables only)


3. CVS Health

Annual sales: $44.4 billion (estimated, consumables only)


4. Target Corp.

Annual sales: $34.2 billion (estimated, consumables only)


5. Walgreen Co.

Annual sales: $28.3 billion (estimated, consumables only)


6. Meijer, Inc.

Annual sales: $16.9 billion (estimated)


7. Whole Foods Market

Annual sales: $15.4 billion


8. Dollar General Corp.

Annual sales: $15.3 billion (estimated, consumables only)


9. 7-Eleven

Annual sales: $13.3 billion (estimated, consumables only)


10. Trader Joe’s Co.

Annual sales: $13 billion (estimated)

2015 Top 50 Small Chains and Independents.


    1. Fareway Stores 2015
    2. Inserra Supermarkets 2015
    3. Marsh Supermarkets 2015
    4. Northgate Gonzalez Market 2015
    5. Lowe’s Market 2015
    6. PAQ 2015
    7. Rouses Enterprises 2015
    8. Vallarta Supermarkets 2015
    9. Cardenas Markets 2015
    10. Redner’s Warehouse Markets 2015
    11. Festival Foods 2015
    12. Fairway Market 2015
    13. Jerry’s Enterprises 2015
    14. King Kullen Grocery Co. 2015
    15. Niemann Foods 2015
    16. Homeland Stores 2015
    17. Harps Food Stores 2015
    18. Foodland Super Market 2015
    19. Dierbergs Markets 2015
    20. Lund Food Holdings 2015
    21. Lewis Food Town 2015
    22. Cosentino’s Food Stores 2015
    23. Glass Gardens 2015
    24. Roche Bros. Supermarkets 2015
    25. Kings Food Markets 2015
    26. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage 2015
    27. Heinen’s 2015
    28. Martin’s Super Markets 2015
    29. Gelson’s Markets 2015
    30. All American Quality Foods 2015
    31. Ball’s Food Stores 2015
    32. Reasor’s 2015
    33. Sedano’s 2015
    34. Harmons 2015
    35. Brown’s Super Stores 2015
    36. Pyramid Foods 2015
    37. Perlmart 2015
    38. Fred W. Albrecht Grocery Co. 2015
    39. Haggen Inc. 2015
    40. Good Food Holdings 2015
    41. Miner’s 2015
    42. RoNetco 2015
    43. Stew Leonard’s 2015
    44. Earth Fare 2015
    45. B&R Stores 2015
    46. Tawa Supermarket 2015
    47. E&H Food Group 2015
    48. Mi Pueblo Food Centers 2015
    49. Town & Country Grocers 2015
    50. C&K Market 2015

Breaking News; Dollar Tree agrees to acquire Family Dollar.


Family Dollar Stores has agreed to be acquired by Dollar Tree for $74.50 per share, a 22.8% premium over Family Dollar’s closing price on Friday, both companies announced today.

The combined company will operates more than 13,000 stores in 48 states and five Canadian provinces, with sales exceeding $18 billion.

Dollar Tree, Chesapeake, Va., operates 5,080 stores in mostly suburban locations in 48 states and five Canadian provinces, with fixed price points of $1 or less; Family Dollar, Matthews, N.C., operates approximately 9,200 stores in urban and rural areas in 46 states aimed at low- and middle-income shoppers in urban and rural locations.

Dollar Tree said it will retain and grow each brand. It also said it expects to achieve an estimated $300 million in annual synergies within three years after the deal closes, including significant efficiencies in sourcing and procurement, SG&A leverage, distribution and logistics efficiency and format optimization.

It will also allow Dollar Tree to be better positioned to invest in new and existing markets, the company said.

The definitive agreement has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of both companies and is expected to close by early 2015, with Family Dollar shareholders receiving $59.60 per share in cash and the equivalent of $14.90 in Dollar Tree shares.

Family Dollar expands food offering.

FAMILY DOLLAR MILLEDGEVILLE GEORGIA S. Wayne Street, Family Dollar Discount Retail Store Baldwin County Milledgeville GA.

Family Dollar is adding more than 400 new food items to its grocery lineup.

“At Family Dollar our focus is on our customer,” said Jason Reiser, Family Dollar EVP and chief merchandising officer, in a statement. “It’s important for us to constantly evaluate our assortment, making sure that we have the products and national brands that are relevant to her and her family, always at a great everyday value.”

The chain is publicizing the expansion with a recipe challenge to make a meal for four for just $15, with a grand prize of cooking with television personality, best-selling author and chef Pat Neely in his Memphis, Tenn., home. Family Dollar is also sponsoring a special joint program with Feeding America aimed at giving children a healthy start to the day.

In addition, the retailer is lowering prices on 1,000 items from Kraft, Hellman’s Ragu and other brands.