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Supermarket and Grocery Stores Industry Guide

Resources and research tips for the supermarket, grocery stores, and food retail industry

Industry Analysis & Statistics

The resources on this page help you to get a broad understanding of the industry.  Make sure you use multiple sources to get the most well-rounded view of the industry as possible. 

  • IbisWorld is a great place to get started with researching the industry

  • Simply search for “grocery stores”, “food store," "food retail," "supermarkets,” etc. to find reports to get a broad understanding of the U.S. industry.

 

  • The industry reports in First Research compliment IbisWorld for a general understanding of the industry

  • Search for "grocery stores" to find relevant reports that may offer another perspective on the industry.

 

  • Passport contains reports for the USA and for international markets  and is great for global coverage of the industry
  • Suggested reports to search for include:
    • Hypermarkets in [insert country]
    • Supermarkets in [insert country]
    • Traditional grocery retailers in [insert country]
    • Food and Drink Internet Retailing in [insert country]
  • Use Statista to find statistics on companies, consumers, or the market size of the industry.
  • Search by company name or by industry topic.

 

Industry Trade Publications and Websites

  • Use Business Source Complete to find trade publications, articles and reports about the supermarket and grocery industry.
  • Trade publications are especially useful as they give you an insider's look into the industry.  Specific trade publications include:

These publications and more can be found by searching for articles in Business Source Complete.   Limit to "trade publications" to find these  publications and others like them. 

 

Below are a few trade sites and organizations that provide useful information grocery stores  industry.  I will add to the list as I discover additional useful links. Note that these links goe to the free websites.  We do not subscribe so some reports may be behind a paywall.