Minneapolis Marketplace Is Fiercely Independent

Minneapolis Marketplace Is Fiercely Independent

The Minnesota city’s market remains home to a bevy of strong, local supermarket operators “Minneapolis has always been a highly unusual market in the sense that it’s had strong independents and, for whatever reason, no strong supermarket chains.” —Neil Stern, senior partner, McMillanDoolittle “Minneapolis is one of the more competitive markets in the U.S., and it’s competitive at every price level.” — Market observer

Minneapolis is a throwback — a fragmented grocery marketplace with several local and regional supermarket operators but none of the industry’s largest conventional players to force market consolidation.

Nor are there any signs market consolidation is imminent.

“Minneapolis is one of the more competitive markets in the U.S., and it’s competitive at every price level,” one market observer told SN.

It has a wide variety of major operators — includ

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