One glance at STORES’ Hot 100 Retailers chart shows that food retailing is thriving. Nearly a quarter of the country’s fastest-growing retail businesses last year were supermarkets. “The supermarket channel remains remarkably vibrant,” says John Rand, senior vice president of retail insights for Kantar Retail.
“As a response to the many obvious challenges to the traditional business, many supermarket retailers are in a high state of activity as they seek to differentiate, adopt new practices and reconsider their brand and shopper focus.”. . . more