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A collection of featured Special Reports.


Consumer Expenditures Study: Shopper First Is Best Strategy for Success

Perishables performed the best and continue to show the most promise for the foreseeable future

CES beverage

Category Spotlight: Beverages

Refreshment reigns, conventional wanes with bottled water, RTD coffee and tea as leaders in the category


The 72nd annual study utilizes data from Nielsen's Total Food View

CES Meal Kits

What you’d think would be a slam dunk for grocers continues to be a work in progress as grocery retailers attempt to make a go of meal kits, searching for a profitable middle ground somewhere between the flailing subscription model and the in-store solution that leverages the broad competencies of

CES yogurt

As nondairy yogurt grows more popular, it could steal share from traditional counterparts

CES breakfast

What used to be a strictly morning meal with relatively few choices is now any time — and any cuisine — consumers prefer

CES snack bars

Finding a balance between health and indulgence increasingly guides consumers’ choices of such items


Exclusive research shows the indulgence factor could be the reason for increased bakery sales and profits

CES smoothies

These meal-replacing drinks keep evolving in terms of ingredients, functionality and form

Top 50 Grocers

Download the 2019 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

Giants share the top; merger and acquisition activity plays a role

Progressive Grocer's Top 50 Grocers

Lower down on the list is where the action is occurring

Annual Report Grocery

Most influential and successful departments for driving sales and traffic

Deli Sandwich

Nearly 75 percent of respondents said deli sales rose in 2018 compared with 2017

Annual Report Grocery

Benefits, competition and technology are some top worries

Annual Report Grocery

45 percent of grocery operators are more optimistic than a year ago

Top 50 Grocers

Half of the Super 50 are majority family-owned, employee-owned or privately held

Meanwhile, leading animal proteins gain dollar sales but lose volume

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

Download the 2018 Super 50, Progressive Grocer's ranking of the top 50 U.S.

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

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).

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.

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