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Podcast: Growth in grocery — Here are the players to watch.

Aldi, H-E-B, and Publix dominated growth this past year


The supermarket sector’s growth leaders in 2022 were Aldi, H-E-B, Publix, and Grocery Outlet, according to a new report from professional services firm JLL.

Last year, Aldi added 87 stores with 1.8 million square feet, while San Antonio-based H-E-B, added 12 new stores last year for a total of 1.2 million square feet. Publix and Grocery Outlet also saw significant growth. 

Supermarket News spoke with James Cook — Americas Director of Retail Research for JLL, and also host of the weekly podcast “Where We Buy,” which covers retail and real estate, as well as the host of the video show “Everything We Know About Retail” — for a breakdown of the report, as well as a look at trends in grocery store growth. 

We also take a look at:

  • The rise of smaller-format store concepts
  • Private label growth
  • E-commerce 
  • And grocery-anchored investment sales

Take a listen!

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