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The retail apocalypse is heading straight for Kroger, Whole Foods, and Aldi

•Retail space devoted to food sales in the US has hit a record high. •New store growth is outweighing demand, and grocers are cutting prices to compete. •Department stores followed the same strategy in the last decade, and now they are closing stores and filing for bankruptcy at staggering rates.

Do Local Merchants Stand A Chance In E-Commerce Wars With Amazon?

Grocery stores around the country – and all independent brick-and-mortar retailers, for that matter – uttered a collective gulp the day Amazon announced it had acquired Whole Foods for a whopping $13.7 billion dollars.

Organics, local product help independents compete in Northwest

While major retailers like Wal-Mart Stores, Kroger, and now, Amazon, slug it out for dominance across the U.S., in the Northwest, independent retailers say they still have a say in the business, particularly where fresh produce is concerned.

Fresh Gives Bricks a Leg Up: Report

Other reasons to shop in stores include using coupons, sampling foods.

Finding the Path to Growth with a View of the Total Consumer

Make no mistake about it: The fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and retail landscape is facing systemic change unlike anything in recent history. While the first quarter of the year kicked off with slowed growth, the recipe for selling hasn’t really changed: retailers need to find more customers and get them to load up bigger baskets while raising prices. Yet slowing U.S. population growth, fragmented spending across channels and deflationary pressures remain key challenges.
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