Supermarkets are rewriting their playbooks to deal with demand, safety. Here’s how things stand in metro Phoenix

A trip to the supermarket — once no more than an afterthought for most people before the coronavirus pandemic hit — now represents one of the few "normal" activities for many people. Once inside, though, things are changing from what shoppers were used to, as stores remain one of the few [...]

2020-04-09T19:49:08+00:00April 9th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Sprouts to enter three new states

Pushing ahead with its expansion, Sprouts Farmers Market plans to open nine new stores in the second quarter of 2019. The fresh, natural and organic grocer said Tuesday that the openings will bring its stores into three new states: Louisiana, New Jersey and Virginia. Overall, the chain expects to open [...]

2019-01-10T00:43:36+00:00January 10th, 2019|Tags: |

Grocery Stores To Starve For Profits?

The grocery sector may be in for a few lean months, if not years. As noted across several web sources, including Seeking Alpha, a number of executives offering insight at several industry conferences have said that sales are sluggish and that, at least in some cases, the causes are dual [...]

2016-09-13T00:41:41+00:00September 13th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Grocery Chains Reeling From Low Food Prices, Stiff Competition

Grocery retailer and distributor SuperValu (SVU) on Thursday became the latest industry player to warn about stiffer competition and lower food prices, slashing its full-year outlook amid what some analysts call signs of another grocery-store price war. The announcement comes a day after natural foods store Sprouts Farmers Market(SFM) cut its full-year outlook [...]

2016-09-09T16:55:03+00:00September 9th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Kroger, Fresh Market & Sprouts are grocery store winners in ‘barbell’-shaped market

Stifel initiated coverage of three grocery stores — Kroger Co, The Fresh Market Inc., and Sprouts Farmers Market Inc.—with Friday notes that rate the shares at buy or hold based on quality goods, smaller stores, and strategic pricing, all big trends in the grocery space. Stifel analysts describe the grocery [...]

2016-02-16T17:52:22+00:00February 16th, 2016|Tags: , , |
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