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A collection of featured Special Reports.

Non-Traditional Protein Options Gain Steam in the Meat Department: Retail Meat Review

Meanwhile, leading animal proteins gain dollar sales but lose volume

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

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

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, prepared foods still present biggest opportunity for grocers

The plant-based trend spills into the category

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.”

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

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

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.

Grocers must stay vigilant in preserving market share as disruptors rule

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

Kroger, Walmart, Albertsons especially show huge technology strides

food retail industry report

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

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

Grocers must understand deeper motivations behind purchasing behavior

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

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

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