Monday, January 17, 2011

Big retailers fill more aisles with groceries

This story from The New York Times talks about the recent trend of retailers stocking a wide variety of groceries in an attempt to increase the frequency of trips consumers make to their stores. Early results show that it has been a successful strategy, and we will continue to see more of it, much to the chagrin of traditional food retailers.

The story focuses mostly on Target, Walgreens and CVS, but these and many other retailers - including dollar stores - are the contributing factors that have led to "at least 10 percent per capita more square footage than in the ’80s” devoted to grocery."

Big retailers fill more aisles with groceries

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