Supermarkets Still Losing Share

ETraditional supermarket operators showed strong sales growth in 2006, but they will still lose share to nontraditional operators during the next five years, according to a presentation last week by The Food Institute here and Barrington, Ill.-based consulting firm Willard Bishop. In its annual Future of Food Retailing report, Willard Bishop projected that traditional supermarkets

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. — Traditional supermarket operators showed strong sales growth in 2006, but they will still lose share to nontraditional operators during the next five years, according to a presentation last week by The Food Institute here and Barrington, Ill.-based consulting firm Willard Bishop.

In its annual “Future of Food Retailing” report, Willard Bishop projected that traditional supermarkets will see their share of the U.S. market for food and consumables fall to 37.

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