Grocery Retail Market Share


Numbers are a great conversation starter, especially when time is limited.

The tentacles of retailer power in the marketplace are far-reaching. Before entering into any conversation on the topic, paint the picture of grocery giant dominance...

The top 5 grocery chains in the U.S. receive 67% of our grocery dollars*

The top 5 grocery chains in Canada receive 80% of our grocery dollars** (2 of those companies alone receive 50%)

Regionally and locally, market concentration can be even higher with maybe only one or two grocers within reasonable distance to our homes.

In the whole of south Texas, one single company controls 60% of the grocery retail market. Two companies – 87%.

Become an expert on the companies or people behind the grocery stores in your community… where are they headquartered?

*Walmart, Kroger, Costco, Albertsons, Ahold-Delhaize / **Loblaw, Sobeys, Metro, Costco, Walmart

Jon Steinman