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MarketLine Industry Profile

Food Retail in the United States
February 2012
Reference Code: 0072-2058

Publication Date: February 2012

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Market value
The United States food retail industry grew by 5.6% in 2011 to reach a value of $927 billion.

Market value forecast
In 2016, the United States food retail industry is forecast to have a value of $1,141.6 billion, an increase of 23.2% since 2011.

Geography segmentation
The United States accounts for 17.4% of the global food retail industry value.

Market rivalry
Despite strong growth, the degree of rivalry between players is fierce due to the limited level of product differentiation and consumers’ negligible switching costs.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ............................................................................................................................................... 2 MARKET OVERVIEW .................................................................................................................................................... 6 Market definition ......................................................................................................................................................... 6 Market analysis .......................................................................................................................................................... 6 MARKET DATA.............................................................................................................................................................. 7 Market value............................................................................................................................................................... 7 MARKET SEGMENTATION........................................................................................................................................... 8 Geography segmentation ........................................................................................................................................... 8 Market distribution ...................................................................................................................................................... 9 MARKET OUTLOOK .................................................................................................................................................... 10 Market value forecast ............................................................................................................................................... 10 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE ...................................................................................................................................... 11 LEADING COMPANIES ............................................................................................................................................... 13 Costco Wholesale Corporation................................................................................................................................. 13 The Kroger Co.......................................................................................................................................................... 16 Target Corporation ................................................................................................................................................... 18 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ............................................................................................................................................... 21 MACROECONOMIC...
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