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Global Grocery Stores Industry

  • January 2012
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The global outlook series on Grocery Stores provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report highlights the growth drivers, market challenges, potential opportunities for grocery retailing industry across supermarkets, hypermarkets, supercenters, and neighborhood grocery stores. The report reviews latest regional and global trends, and assesses the impact of technology and marketing strategies on overall sales. Amply illustrated with 91 market data tables, charts, and graphs, the report covers the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Finland, China, India, Australia, Indonesia, South Korea, Latin America, Brazil, Mexico, the Middle East and Africa, among others. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 326 companies worldwide.

Table Of Contents

Global Grocery Stores Industry



1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 1
Grocery Retail Industry - An Overview 1
Table 1: Worldwide Leading Grocery Retail Stores (2010):
Market Share Breakdown for Wal-Mart, Carrefour, Metro Group,
Tesco, and Others 2
Rising Popularity of Online Grocery Retailing 2
Online Advertisement: A Key Strategy in Grocery Retail 2
Grocery Retailing - A Highly Competitive Marketplace 3
Grocery Retailers from Emerging Markets Register Rapid Growth 3
Growing Retail Sector Drives the Growth of Convenience Store
Market Globally 4
Asia: Most Attractive Market with Huge Untapped Potential
for Convenience Stores 4
Future Prospects 4
Supermarket Format on a Growth Trajectory 4
Superstore Format Transforms Grocery Retail Industry 5
Shelf Display - Critical for Grabbing Customer Attention 5
Food: A Major Inventory Carried by Supermarkets 5
Food Retailers Move Away From ‘One-Format- Fits-All' Strategy 6
Market Conditions Impact Margins of Grocery Suppliers 6
New Technologies Transform Grocery Shopping Experience 6
Major Trends in the Grocery Retail Market 8
Table 2: Global Grocery Stores Market by Geographic Region:
Annual Sales for the years 2010 through 2015 in US$ Billion
for US, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World 9

Table 3: Global Grocery Stores Market by Geographic Region:
Percentage Share Breakdown for 2011 and 2015 for US, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World 10

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 11
Grocery Stores - An Introduction 11
Structure and Organization of Food Retailing Business 11
Types of Stores 11
General-Line Grocery Retail Stores 11
Supermarkets 12
Hypermarkets 12
Supercenters 12
Deep Discount Stores 12
Convenience Stores 12

3. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS 13

4. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS IN THE RECENT PAST: A PERSPECTIVE
BUILDER 28

5. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 37

6. INDUSTRY ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST: A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 53


A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 55

1. NORTH AMERICA 55
Diversification of Store Formats 55
Table 4: Grocery and Consumables Market in North America
(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Format for
Traditional (Superstore, Food/Drug Combo, Conventional, Other
(Small Grocery), Limited Assortment, Super Warehouse),
Non-Traditional Stores (Supercenter, Club, Mass, Drug,
Dollar), and Convenience Stores 56

Table 5: Licensed Trademark/Brand Merchandise Market in North
America (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Retail
Channel 56
Competitive Landscape 57
Wal-Mart's Growth Strategy in North America 57

1a. THE UNITED STATES 58
An Insight into the US Retail Industry 58
Table 6: Retail Market in the US (2011): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Sales by Store Format 59
Price - A Major Issue for Consumers 59
Commercial Real Estate Market - Benefiting from Retail Sector
Growth 59
Grocery Stores Market - An Introduction 59
Upcoming Trends in Grocery Retail 60
Table 7: Dry Grocery Market in the US (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Product 60

Table 8: Cost Structure of Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in
the US (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown for Purchases,
Wages, Advertising, Rent, Utilities, Maintenance and Repairs,
and Others 61
A Historical Perspective 61
Economic Downturn and Impact on the Grocery Retail Market: A Review 61
Economizing Strategies Adopted by Consumers at Grocery
Outlets during Recession Times 62
Consumer Spending in the Grocery Segment Affected Post Recession 62
Table 9: Average Household Expenditure on Food Products in
the US (2008) 62
Demographics and Consumer Trends Shape Store Inventory 63
Table 10: Frequency of Consumer Shopping Trips US (2011) 63

Table 11: Primary Shoppers in the US Grocery Retail Market
(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown by Gender 63
Consumption Trends in the US 63
Rising Demand for Healthy Food Products 63
Large Packages Retain Consumer Base 64
Ready-Made Meals Segment Witness Robust Growth 64
Ethnic Food Segment Registers Steady Growth 64
Growing Demand for Specialty Food Products 65
Retailers to Expand Organic Products Range 65
Increasing Demand for Local Food 65
Convenience Stores 66
Supermarkets - Leading the Grocery Retail Sector 66
Table 12: Grocery Retail Market in the US (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Sales by Store Format 67
Mass Merchandisers 67
Warehouse Clubs 67
Dollar Stores 68
Large Retailers Affect Operations of Small Stores 68
Wal-Mart Supercenter Transforms Supermarket Landscape 69
Local Grocery Stores Emerge as New Destinations 69
Supermarkets Revamp Strategy to Compete With Wal-Mart, Target 69
Rising Implementation of New In-Store Technologies 70
Non-Conventional Retailers Foray into Food-at-Home Market 70
Smaller-Format Convenience Stores Enter the US market 70
Grocers Revamp Stores and Business Operations 71
Retailers Cater to Green Shoppers 71
Spirit Sales Grow in Grocery Stores 72
Restaurant Vs Grocery Store Sales 72
Grocery Market Overview in Select Regions of the US 73
I. Southwest United States 73
Table 13: Leading Grocery Retailers in Florida (2010):
Percentage Breakdown for Publix, Wal-Mart, Winn-Dixie, and
Others 73

Table 14: Supermarket Sales in the United States (2011):
Percentage Breakdown by Value for Groceries, Perishable
Foods, and GM/HBC/Pharmacy 74

Table 15: Leading Grocery Retailers in Idaho (2011):
Percentage Breakdown by Number of Stores for Wal-Mart
Superstar, Albertsons/ Supervalu, Fred Meyer, WinCo Foods,
Safeway, and Others 74

Table 16: Leading Grocery Retailers in Oregon (2011):
Percentage Breakdown by Number of Stores for Safeway, Fred
Meyer, Wal-Mart Superstar, Albertsons/Supervalu, WinCo
Foods, and Others 74

Table 17: Leading Grocery Retailers in Washington (2011):
Percentage Breakdown by Number of Stores for Safeway, Fred
Meyer, Wal-Mart Superstar, Albertsons/Supervalu, Quality
Food Centers, and Others 75
II. Upper Midwest United States 75
III. Pacific Southwest United States 75
Competitive Landscape 76
Intense Competition Drives Retailers to Devise New Strategies 76
Market Analytics 76
Table 18: The US Current and Future Analysis for Grocery Stores
Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 77

1b. CANADA 78
Food Retailing in Canada - An Overview 78
Table 19: Leading Retail Stores in Canada by Distribution
Channel (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Consumer Sales
for Grocery Stores, Mass Merchandisers, Drug Stores, General
Merchandisers, and Others 79

Table 20: Grocery Banner as % of Retail Channels in Canada
(2011): Breakdown by Province 79

Table 21: Canadian Food Retail Market (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Sales by Distribution Channel 79
Annual Household Grocery Shopping Trips in Canada (2010) 80
Table 22: Percentage Share Convenience Stores and Gas
Stations in Value Sale of Select Food Items in Canada 80

Table 23: Canadian Grocery Sales by Select States (2011):
Percentage Breakdown by Sales Channel (Chain Sales, Voluntary
Group Sales, and Unaffiliated Independent Sales) 81

Table 24: Convenience Stores with Gasoline Stores (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Items Retailed for Groceries,
Cigarettes and other Tobacco products, Alcoholic Beverages,
Non-Alcoholic Beverages, and Others 81

Table 25: Percentage Share Breakdown by Items Retailed in
Gasoline Stations with Convenience Stores for Motor Gasoline
and Diesel, Groceries, Tobacco Products, and Others
(including Alcoholic Beverages) (2011) 82

Table 26: Cost Structure of Convenience Stores in the US
(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown for Purchases, Wages,
Rent, Utilities, Advertising, Maintenance and Repairs, and
Others 82
Major Trends 82
Growth in Grocery Store Square Footage 82
Rising Popularity of Quick Meals Boosts Grocery Store Sales 83
Grocery Stores Compete with Foodservice Operators 83
Grocery Retailers Shift Focus to General Merchandise 83
Impact of Supercenters on Other Store Formats 83
Competitive Landscape 84

2. JAPAN 85
Grocery Retailing in Japan - An Overview 85
Table 27: Japanese Retail Sales by Store Format (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown for Department Stores, Convenience
Stores, Supermarkets, and Others 85
Japanese Grocery Market - A Historical View 86
Retailing Through Supermarkets - An Overview 86
Seasonality Affects Store Sales 87
Online Supermarkets 87
Table 28: Japanese Current and Future Analysis for Grocery
Stores Market: Annual Sales Independently Analyzed in US$
Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 88

3. EUROPE 89
European Grocery Retail Market - An Introduction 89
Table 29: Grocery Sales in Europe by Distribution Channels
(2008-2011): Value Sales (in Billion Euros) for Hypermarkets,
Supermarkets, Discount Stores, Cash and Carry, Convenience
Stores, and Forecourts 89
Key Trends 90
Table 30: Grocery Distribution in Europe (2007-2010): A
Comparison of Retail Sales and Modern Grocery Distribution 90

Table 31: Leading Grocery Retailers in Europe by Sales
(2011E): Value Sales (in Billion Euros) for Carrefour, Tesco,
Schwarz Group, Metro Group, Rewe Group, Auchan, Aldi, Edeka,
Leclerc, and ITM 91

Table 32: Food Retailing in Europe: Ten Leading Countries
with Highest Percentage of Online Shoppers (2011) 91
Grocery Retail Market in 2008 - A Review 91
European Shopping Trends: A Glimpse into the Recent Past 92
Aging Population Influences Grocery Shelf Display 92
Sales of Private Label Products Rise in Europe 92
Organic Supermarkets: A European Perspective 93
Rising Popularity of Grocery Convenience Concept in the
European Grocery Retail Market 94
Table 33: European Grocery Stores Market by Geographic
Region: Annual Sales for the years 2010 through 2015 in US$
Billion for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and
Rest of Europe. 95

Table 34: European Grocery Stores Market by Geographic
Region: Percentage Share Breakdown for 2011 and 2015 for
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe 96

3a. FRANCE 97
Overview of French Food Retail Distribution 97
Table 35: Food Retail Sales in France by Store Format (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Hypermarkets,
Supermarkets, Hard Discounters, City Centers, and Cash and
Carry 97
Competitive Landscape 97
Table 36: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Grocer Stores Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in US$ Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 98

3b. GERMANY 99
Grocery Retail Market Sector -A Review 99
Boom Time for Discount Stores 99
Green Retailing Sector 99
Table 37: German Current and Future Analysis for Grocer Stores
Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 100
Grocery Retail Market - A Historical Perspective 100

3c. THE UNITED KINGDOM 101
Grocery Retail Market -A Review 101
Table 38: The UK Current and Future Analysis for Grocery Stores
Market: Annual Sales Independently Analyzed in US$ Billion
for the Years 2010 through 2015 101

Table 39: Grocery Retailing Channels in the UK (2011):
Percentage Breakdown by Value Sales for Supermarkets,
Hypermarkets and Superstores; Convenience Retail;
Conventional Retailing, and Online Retailing 102

Table 40: Grocery Retailing Channels in the UK (2011):
Percentage Breakdown by Number of Stores for Convenience
Retailing; Conventional Retailing; and Super Markets,
Hypermarkets, and Super Stores 102

Table 41: Leading Canned Products in the UK Grocery Stores
(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for Canned Meat and
Fish, Ambient Soup, Baked Beans, Peas/Bean and Vegetables,
Tinned Fruit and Desserts, Tomato Products, Pasta Products and
Others 103
UK Grocery Retail Market -A Glance 103
Categories of Grocery Retailers in the UK 103
Large Grocery Retailers 103
Regional Grocery Retailers 104
Symbol Group Retailers 104
Convenience Store Operators 104
Limited Assortment Discounters 104
Frozen Food Retailers 104
Specialist Grocery Retailers 104
Grocery Wholesalers and Buying Groups 105
Impact of Economic Slump on the Retail Industry 105
Food and Grocery Market to Sustain Steady Growth 105
Evolution of Supermarkets in Britain 106
Grocery Retailers Focus on Non-Food Categories 106
Non-Food (General Merchandise) Segment Faces Adversities 106
Independent Grocery Retailers Face Adversities 107
Premium Products Continue to Gain Demand 107
Impact of Large Grocers on Other Formats 107
Overview of the UK Convenience Stores Market 107
Table 42: Grocery Retailing in the UK by Type of Stores
(2011): Breakdown by Types of Convenience Stores; and
Supermarkets, Hypermarkets and Super Stores 108
Convenience Market - Key Developments 109
Online Grocery Market in the UK 109
High Penetration of Broadband Subscriptions Boosts Online
Grocery Stores 110
Tesco Bags Majority of Online Grocery Orders in the UK 110
Rising Threat from Hard Discounters 111
At-Home Trend and Grocery Retail Sector 111
Consolidation Gathers Pace in the Grocery Retail Sector 111
Table 43: Leading Grocery Stores in the United Kingdom
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Value for Wal-Mart,
Kroger, Safeway Inc., and Others 112

Table 44: Leading Supermarket Chains in the UK (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Value Sales for Tesco,
Asda/Wal-Mart, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, and Others 112

Table 45: UK Consumers' Shopping Habits for Food Items: 2011 112
Competitive Landscape 112
Table 46: Leading Canned Products in the UK Grocery Stores
(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for Canned Meat and
Fish, Ambient Soup, Baked Beans, Peas/ Bean and Vegetables,
Tinned Fruit and Desserts, and Others 113
Scotland 113
Ireland 114

3d. ITALY 115
Italian Retail Industry -A Review 115
Table 47: Italian Current and Future Analysis for Grocery
Stores Market: Annual Sales Independently Analyzed in US$
Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 116

3e. RUSSIA 117
Russian Retail Market - An Overview 117
Grocery Market on a Growth Curve 117
Grocery Retail in Moscow: An Insight 118
Table 48: Grocery Retail in Moscow (2010): Market Share
Breakdown of Retail Space Occupied by Auchan Group of
Companies, X5 Retail Group, Seventh Continent, Metro Group,
and Others 118

Table 49: Russian Current and Future Analysis for Grocery
Stores Market: Annual Sales Independently Analyzed in US$
Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 119

3f. FINLAND 120
Grocery Trade in Finland 120
Store Types in Finland 120
Village Grocery Stores 120
Table 50: Number of Grocery Stores in Finland (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Type of Stores 121

Table 51: Grocery Stores Market in Finland (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Type of Store 121

Table 52: Leading Grocery Trade Groups in Finland (2007):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales 121

3g. REST OF EUROPE 122
Norway 122
Grocery Retailers Focus on Healthy and Eco- Friendly Products 122
The Netherlands 122
Poland 122
Supermarkets - A High Growth Retail Sector 122
Denmark 123
Retail Market - An Overview 123
Greece 123
Table 53: Mass Grocery Retail Market in Greece (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Type of Store for Co-
operatives, Supermarkets, Convenience Stores, Hypermarkets,
and Discount Stores 124

Table 54: Mass Grocery Retail Market in Greece (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Value for Supermarkets,
Hypermarkets, Co-operatives, Discount Stores, and Convenience
Stores 124

Table 55: Rest of European Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Grocery Stores Market Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 125

4. ASIA-PACIFIC 126
Retail Industry in Asia-Pacific Region - An Insight 126
Conventional Grocery Stores Dominate Retail Sector 126
Supermarket Industry in Asia-Pacific 127
Rapid Inflow of Foreign Investments 127
Table 56: Asia-Pacific Grocery Stores Market by Geographic
Region: Annual Sales Independently Analyzed for the years
2010 through 2015 in US$ Billion for Japan, China, India, and
Rest of Asia-Pacific 128

Table 57: Asia-Pacific Grocery Stores Market by Geographic
Region: Percentage Share Breakdown for 2011 and 2015 for
Japan, China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific 129

4a. CHINA 130
China - An Attractive Destination for Global Retailers 130
Table 58: Leading Grocery Stores in China by Value Sales (in
US$ Million) for RT- Mart, China Resources Enterprises,
Carrefour, and Wal-Mart (2010) 130
Rapid Growth of Modern Retail Outlets 130
Table 59: Grocery Retailing Market in China (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Supermarkets,
Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, and Others 131
Focus Shifts to Smaller Towns 131
Growing Popularity of Hypermarkets 131
Hypermarkets Hold a Major Share of Shanghai's Grocery Market 131
Supermarket - A Rapidly Growing Retail Format 132
Challenges Ahead 133
Table 60: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Grocery Stores Market: Annual Sales Independently Analyzed in
US$ Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 133

4b. HONG KONG 134
Overview 134
Table 61: Retail Market in Hong Kong (2011): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Value Sales for Food and Non- Food Segments 134

4c. INDIA 135
The Modern Indian Retail Market - An Introduction 135
Factors Driving Growth in Indian Retail Industry 135
Issues/Challenges Facing Indian Retail Market 136
Indian Retail Industry - Market Structure 136
Organized Retail Set for Rapid Growth 136
Table 62: % of Organized Retail Formats in Indian Retail
Market (2008-2012): Breakdown by Category 137

Table 63: Organized Retail Market in India by Sector (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales Apparel and
Accessories, Food and Grocery, Footwear, Consumer Durables,
and Others 138
Store Formats in Organized Retail Sector 138
Table 64: Organized Retail in the Indian Food and Grocery
Market by Format (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value
Sales for Supermarkets, Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores and
Cash-and-Carry Outlets Food and Grocery Sector Dominates
Retail Spending 138

Table 65: Indian Retail Industry by Sector (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Food and
Grocery, Clothing and Accessories, Out-of-Home Food
Services, Jewelry, and Others 139
Untapped Potential Lures Foreign Retailers to India 139
Table 66: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Grocery Stores Market: Annual Sales Independently Analyzed
in US$ Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 140

4d. AUSTRALIA 141
Overview of the Australian Grocery Market 141
Table 67: Grocery Retailing in Australia by Retail Channel
(2011): Percentage Breakdown for Supermarkets, Specialist
Grocery Retail, and Convenience and Forecourts 141
Economic Downturn Boosts Grocery Sales for At-Home Consumption 142
Product Range in Australian Grocery Stores 142
Table 68: Grocery Retail Industry in Australia (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues by Product Segment 143
Role of SMEs in the Grocery Retail Market 143
Benefits of Small and Medium Enterprises 143
Australian Customers Become Price Conscious 144
Shopping Patterns Differ from MGRs to Independent Retailers 144
Rising Sales of Private Labels 144
Sales of Prepared and Frozen Meals Rise 144
Decline of Independent Grocers to Affect Related Businesses 145
Government Investment in Infrastructure Development to Boost
Grocery Industry 145
CPRS Threatens Competitiveness of Australian Food and Grocery
Goods 145
Competitive Landscape 145
Table 69: Grocery Retail Stores in Australia (2010):
Percentage Breakdown by Number of Stores for Coles,
Woolworths, IGA, FoodWorks, and Others 146

Table 70: Supermarkets in Australia (2010): Percentage
Breakdown by Number of Stores for IGA, Woolworths, Coles,
FoodWorks, and Others 146

Table 71: Grocery Retail in Australia: Market Share Breakdown
by Supermarkets for Woolworths, Coles, IGA, ALDI, and Others 146

Table 72: Grocery Sales in Australia: Market Share Breakdown
of Supermarket Sales for Woolworths, Coles, IGA, ALDI, and
Others 147

4e. SOUTH KOREA 148
South Korean Grocery Retail Sector - Overview 148
Table 73: Retail Market in South Korea (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Revenues for Grocery and Non- Grocery
Sector 148

Table 74: Grocery Retail Market in South Korea by Format
(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for Conventional
Markets, Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Department Stores,
Supermarkets, and Internet/Home Shopping 148

4f. INDONESIA 150
Grocery Retail Market in Indonesia 150
Grocery Sales through Modern Channels Soaring, Conventional
Stores still Account for Majority of Sales 150
Table 75: Modern Retail Market in Indonesia by Store Format
(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for Hypermarkets,
Supermarkets, Department Stores, Mini- Markets, and
Convenience Stores 151

4g. THE PHILIPPINES 152
Retail Sector in the Philippines 152
Supermarkets Business in the Philippines 152
Opportunities and Challenges in the Supermarket Sector 152

4h. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC 154
Malaysia 154
Overview of Grocery Retail Market 154
Table 76: Food Retail Market in Malaysia (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Sales by Store Format 154
New Zealand 155
Singapore 155
Thailand 155
Modern Grocery Market: Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores in,
Supermarkets on the Wane 155
Table 77: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Grocery Stores Market: Annual Sales
Independently Analyzed in US$ Billion for Years 2010 through
2015 156
Vietnam 156

5. LATIN AMERICA 157
Retail Market in Latin America - An Overview 157
Latin American Retail Market - At a Glance 157
Modern Outlets - Streamlining Channels of Distribution 157
Independent Retailers and Informal Sector Continue to Hold Ground 158
Table 78: In-Store Grocery Retail Market in Argentina (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Independent
Outlets, Supermarkets, Hypermarkets, and Discount Stores 158

Table 79: In-Store Grocery Retail Market in Mexico (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Independent
Outlets, Discount Stores, Hypermarkets, and Supermarkets 158

5a. BRAZIL 159
Retail Market - A Vast Untapped Market 159
Changing Consumer Spending Patterns Boost Retail Market 159
Grocery Retail Market 159
Table 80: In-Store Grocery Retail Market in Brazil by Format
(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for
Independent Outlets, Hypermarkets, Supermarkets, and Discount
Stores 159
Convenience Stores 160

5b. VENEZUELA 162
Food Retail Market - An Insight 162
Private Food Retail Sector 162
Table 81: Number of Retail Stores in Venezuela (2011):
Breakdown by Store Type 162
Major Trends 162

5c. MEXICO 163
Grocery Retail Market -A Review 163
Table 82: Grocery Retail Market in Mexico (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Store Format 163

5d. CHILE 164

6. THE MIDDLE EAST 165
Grocery Retail Market - An Overview 165
Table 83: Grocery Retail Market in the Middle East (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Turnover for Saudi Arabia, UAE,
Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain 165

Table 84: Grocery Retail Market in Six GCC Countries (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Turnover by Segment for Grocery
Food, Non-Food Grocery, and Non-Grocery 165
Multinationals Compete with Domestic Retailers 165
Review of Select Middle Eastern Markets 166
Saudi Arabia 166
Growing Popularity of Modern Grocery Format 166
Supermarkets - Benefiting from Changing Consumer Lifestyle 166
Neighborhood Grocery Stores Hold Ground Amidst Competition 167
Competitive Landscape 167
Jordan 167
Growing Popularity of Supermarkets and Superstores 167
Kuwait 167
An Insight into the Grocery Retail Market 167
Qatar 168
United Arab Emirates 168
Mass Grocery Retail Sector Holds Significant Promise 168
Grocery Market in the UAE - At a Glance 168

7. AFRICA 169
South Africa 169
An Overview of the South African Grocery Market 169
Table 85: Leading Supermarkets in South Africa (2010):
Market Share Breakdown by Value Sales for Shoprite Holdings,
Pick n Pay Retail group, Spar Group,and Others 169

Table 86: Leading Supermarket Brands in South Africa (2010):
Market Share Breakdown by Value Sales for Shoprite
Supermarkets, Pick n Pay Supermarkets, Checkers
Supermarkets, Spar, Pick n Pay Supermarkets, and Others 170

Table 87: Supermarket Brands in South Africa (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Number of Supermarket Outlets
for Spar, Shoprite Supermarkets, Pick n Pay Family Stores,
Super Spar, Pick n Pay Supermarkets, and Others 170

Table 88: Convenience Stores in South Africa (2010):
Percentage Breakdown by Value Sales for Woolworths Holdings,
Shoprite Holdings, and Others 170

Table 89: Convenience Store Brands in South Africa (2010):
Percentage Breakdown by Value Sales for Woolworths Holdings,
Shoprite Holdings and Others 171

Table 90: Forecourt Retail Companies in South Africa (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Value for Woolworths, Total
South Africa, Shell South Africa Marketing, BP South Africa,
and Others 171

Table 91: Forecourt Retail Companies in South Africa (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Number of Stores for Total
South Africa, Shell South Africa Marketing, Sasol, BP South
Africa, and Others 172
Morocco 172
Retail Food Distribution - An Overview 172


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