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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.

Top 50 Grocers: Aldi's Rise Up the List Shows Growing Threat of Discounters

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

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

Family-owned food retailers take advantage of ecommerce giant's changes at Whole Foods

Kroger, Walmart, Albertsons especially show huge technology strides

PG research shows 3/4 of deli-department respondents expecting higher sales as a result

Labor, tech, online sales among top concerns of industry leaders

In-store signage/digital media, digital marketing, mobile marketing are top picks

food retail industry report

Do-or-die market forces grocers to reassess operations from every angle

Optimism highest since 2011, but not so much with smaller chains

Latest wave of remodels expected to create 5,000+ jobs

PG Meat Review shows alternative proteins haven't curbed grocers' confidence in meat departments' success

PG's 2018 Retail Seafood Review even shows opportunity for plant-based alternatives

New resource aims to help members with compliance

Grocers must deal with good, bad, ugly to grow loyalty, sales

Busy schedules and extracurricular activities take a toll on family dinners.

Grocers must stay vigilant in preserving market share as disruptors rule

Grocers must understand deeper motivations behind purchasing behavior

As is PG’s custom every year, we’ve ranked the industry’s top 50 food retailers, based on the total sales generated in their most recent fiscal years.

Methodology Progressive Grocer’s 70th Annual Consumer Expenditures Study (CES) is based on data collected by Schaumburg, Ill.-based Nielsen for UPC-coded products, as well as PG sales estimates for nontracked categories, including perishables and general merchandise.

Examining the emotional truths adolescents bring to the table

Rising business costs, labor, competition are foremost concerns

Research reveals the emotional triggers that impact parents at mealtime.

In-store bakeries cook up new ways to boost sales, attract business.

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