Description Of A Grocery Store

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Description of Grocery Store
A grocery store is another form of retailing, primarily focusing on selling food, along with non-food household products, such as bathroom or cleaning products, to their consumers. Generally, most grocery stores will carry canned items, fish, dairy products, raw and prepared meats, baked products, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, and many different snacks.1 Larger grocery stores, also known as supermarkets, can carry non-food products, such as clothing and household items due to the immense amount of space they occupy and their large profit allowing them to reach a more diverse consumer market, also allowing for consumers to find all their needs in one area. Depending on their geographic concentration, grocery stores will vary in size and products they will carry to fit and satisfy their consumer’s needs. Some examples of grocery stores or supermarket that excel in this category are Loblaw’s, Metro and Sobeys.
Size/Development of the Market With strong competitors, such as Wal-Mart emerging in the 19th century, a larger amount of square footage was seen as an advantage in the market. In 1996, the average store size reached up to 38,600 square feet and by 1998, the square footage increased even more, reaching up to 40,483 square feet. However, with many new stores developing, they’ve become much larger than the average size, some reaching up to 60,000 square feet.1 As seen from FIGURE 1, average store sizes gradually increased until…

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