Value Trapped: Many shoppers still feeling the pinch

Value Trapped: Many shoppers still feeling the pinch

Consumers remain cautious despite improvements in the economy, say participants in SN’s 2014 Financial Analysts Roundtable. They also examine alternative formats' impact on conventional supermarkets.

While alternate formats may not have much impact individually on conventional supermarket operators, they are having a significant impact collectively on conventional operators’ profitability and market shares as consumers continue to seek value in a range of formats, analysts said during SN’s 19th annual analyst roundtable.

“If you look at who disrupts the market, it started with Walmart, then warehouse stores expanded, then dollar [stores] expanded, the high-end expanded and now

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