Post Categories: July 2013

Global Industry News

  • As retailers in Mexico are learning, bigger isn’t always better. The top five major grocery chains in the country have more than tripled their number of small-format stores in the past 7 years, resulting in a 12% increase in market share. –Supermarket News
  • Move over ladies, men are taking over the supermarket aisles. A new survey shows that 51% of men report being the primary grocery shoppers in their homes, and 60% report making most decisions about what packaged foods to buy.  –Progressive Grocer
  • China has overtaken the US as the world’s biggest food and grocery market, with yearly sales topping $1 trillion and expected to rise to $1.5 trillion by 2016. –The Institute of Grocery Distribution