Title

Competition is heating up among large grocery chains, which is further exacerbat

Source

Mainebiz

Date

2-16-2004

Pages

1, 16

Abstract

Competition is heating up among large grocery chains, which is further exacerbated by the increasing availability of a variety of food items in drug and convenience stores. Hannaford Bros. Co., Shaw's Supermarkets, Wal-Mart supercenters, and a soon-to-be-built Stop & Shop are competing for the southern Maine grocery dollar. Shaw's is planning a smaller "community store" in Wiscasset. Stop & Shop is entering the Maine market and will probably aggressively compete with lower prices. Hannaford has focused on perishables, which Wal-Mart doesn't do. With a list of the top 10 U.S. food retailers by sales for 1982, 1992, and 2002.

Subjects

Grocery trade, Supermarkets

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