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Top 50 Grocers: Amazon in 8th Place While Rest of Industry Restrategizes, Reshuffles

Record bankruptcies, M&A activity continue as industry undergoes massive change

The Top 50 Grocers of 2018, Ranked

Download the 2018 Super 50, Progressive Grocer's ranking of the top 50 U.S. grocers, including last and this year's rankings, fiscal-year-end sales data, number of stores, banner names and more. Be sure to check out our full Super 50 coverage.

While sales are flat, most shoppers cite produce as the reason for choosing a store

Fresh, prepared foods still present biggest opportunity for grocers

Data provided via Nielsen’s Total Food View, an inclusive data universe of UPC and non-UPC products (includes fresh random-weight retailer-assigned PLU and system 2 sales volume).

Fresh and perishable foods generated sales nearly 14 times as high as all online food and beverage sales this year, Nielsen notes in its June 2018 “Total Consumer Report.”

The plant-based trend spills into the category

2/3 of consumers now admit to snacking at least once a day

More consumers than ever are adding plant-based alternatives to their diet

Traditional is tops, but single-cup continues to be a hot spot

Bakeries continue to be important draw for grocers

Products promoted as helping consumers with diet, nutrition goals are gaining popularity

Grocer moves to No. 8 while Lidl, Trader Joe's heat up competition

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