Retailers vulnerable as consumers consolidate shopping: report

September 2006
Progressive Grocer;9/1/2006, Vol. 85 Issue 12, p12
Trade Publication
This article looks at results of the ongoing tracking survey managed by Retail Forward in 2006. It suggest that retailers that are not among the top players in their respective channels are increasingly vulnerable to losing their share of shoppers as consumers narrow their store choice sets. According to the survey, increasing supercenter competition and rising gasoline prices have decreased the average numbers of discount stores and conventional supermarket retailers shopped by consumers in a four-week period.


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