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malt beverages and wine/spirits, according to
importer Park Street. Wine accounts for about
15 percent of the alcoholic beverage market; more
than 70 percent is produced in the U.S.
If grocery merchandise has been slow to move
online, alcoholic beverages have been veritable
snails when it comes to ecommerce. This is
primarily a result of rules and regulations dating
to the repeal of Prohibition 85 years ago.
Slow progress online has made it easier for wine
and liquor stores to proliferate and land spots
among the Hot 100 Retailers. Lee's Discount
Liquors was founded 40 years ago by Korean
immigrant Hae Un Lee, BevMo! started in
northern California in 1994 as Beverages & More
and ABC Fine Wine & Spirits was launched by
Jack Holloway in 1936 when he added alcoholic
beverages to his cigar store. Spec's Wines,
Spirits & Finer Foods in Houston, owned and
operated by the founding Jackson family, includes
delicatessen departments in its stores.
Convenience stores comprise another significant
segment of the Hot 100 Retailers, boosted by

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improved food offerings and the prolonged period
of low gasoline prices that has kept Americans
in their cars and on the road. 7-Eleven, which
earlier this year purchased 1,000 gas stations and
c-stores from Sunoco, recently introduced two
sandwiches priced under $2.
"We can drop a product [in stores] overnight,
and all of a sudden, we're in a brand-new
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FOOD / DRUG / MASS

Groceries are hot, as evidenced by the presence of seven food retailers among the food-drug-mass merchants who
increased market share last year. Amazon.com and Dollar General represent the general merchandise sector, though each
has been ramping up food offerings in recent years. Amazon emphasized its intentions in June with the $13.7 billion offer for
Whole Foods Market.
CVS is primarily a drugstore chain with a large convenience store's worth of food in each location; even Total Wine &
More's merchandise offerings overlap those of many supermarkets.
Kroger is the standard bearer for traditional supermarkets and is doing a little bit of everything. The company acquired a
former Macy's department store location in
2015
2016
Gain in
2015 sales
2016 sales
Ohio with the intention of testing how well
Company
market
market
basis
(000)
(000)
share
share
points
one of its supermarkets would do in a mall
Amazon.com
$61,841,000
$77,024,000
9.1%
10.9%
181
environment, and has jumped on the meal
CVS Caremark
$72,139,000
$81,482,000
10.6%
11.5%
93
kit bandwagon with a pilot program at four
stores in its home market of Cincinnati.
The Kroger Co.
$103,905,000 $110,215,000
15.3%
15.6%
33
Dubbed Prep + Pared, the meals for two
Aldi
$21,432,000
$23,491,000
3.1%
3.3%
17
adults can be made in 20 minutes or less at
Dollar General
$20,258,000
$21,987,000
3.0%
3.1%
13
a cost of $14 to $18 without the need of a
Sprouts Farmers
$3,593,000
$4,046,000
0.5%
0.6%
4
subscription. "Kroger continuously looks for
Market
ways to make our customers' lives easier,"
Grupo Comercial
$1,199,000
$1,528,000
0.2%
0.2%
4
Chedraui
says Vanessa Egle, senior director of culinary
Total Wine & More
$2,000,000
$2,325,000
0.3%
0.3%
4
strategy and development for Kroger. "They
have told us they want fresh, convenient and
Smart & Final
$3,037,000
$3,401,000
0.4%
0.5%
3
affordable meal solutions."
Fiesta Mart
$1,527,000
$1,819,000
0.2%
0.3%
3
There is only so much Kroger can do,
Big Y
$1,666,000
$1,926,000
0.2%
0.3%
3
however, to stem the tide of events pushing
Source: Kantar Retail
food prices down. These include lower
producer costs; product surpluses; price wars fostered by Amazon's expanding presence in supermarket merchandise and
Walmart's response to that; the proliferation of low-cost Aldi stores all around the country; and the impending invasion of
Lidl, another low-cost operator from Germany.
"There certainly doesn't seem to be one thing causing prices to decline," says Steve Reed, an economist with the Bureau of
Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index program. "There are several factors at work."

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