2021 SN Center Store Report


Even with last year’s center store sales explosion attributed to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, retailers are still optimistic about the category’s continued growth in 2021. Three-quarters of grocery retailers surveyed say they expect unit sales in center store in 2021 to remain the same or increase compared to 2020 — with 40% anticipating unit sales increases of more than 5%.

Supermarket News' annual Center Store Survey taps into industry attitudes on the trends affecting this changing anchor department. In addition to a comprehensive summary of results, this report includes the complete data set and remarks from SN subscribers, representing a cross-section of food retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, brokers and others with a stake in center store. Their responses paint a nuanced picture of attitudes private label, health & wellness, natural and organic foods, aisle layouts, competition and the legislation that stands to impact the labeling of shelf stable foods.

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