Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Amazon and Lidl are creating upheaval for big Charlotte grocers, new report shows

Charlotte Observer

The arrival of Lidl and Amazon’s massive purchase of Whole Foods last summer appear to have put pressure on the area's top grocers last year, costing them market share and pushing them to roll out creative ways to win over customers.

Amid these changes, Matthews-based Harris Teeter, however, remains Charlotte's top grocery chain with 19.8 percent of the area's market share, according to a new report on 2017 grocery revenue. Not far behind are two lower-cost grocers, Walmart and Food Lion.. . . more