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Grocery Market Analysis

Stewart Berry Dan Martin

Author: Stewart Berry
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Market Density

Maptitude boxchart comparing grocery storesMaptitude is the perfect tool for market research analysts. Here we explore the landscape occupied by the Kroger and Albertsons grocery store locations. As the map shows, there is minimal footprint overlap between the 2 brands at the national level, with Albertsons primarily in the West, and Kroger in the East. Only the Dallas-Fort Worth area has much territory overlap.

The analysis was conducted using the parent brand locations only. We will also be running an analysis to include subsidiaries such as Mariano’s, Jewel, Fry's Food & Drug, King Soopers, Safeway, Ralph's, Vons, and Smith's.

As the box plot shows, and based on the Maptitude consumer expenditure data, Kroger locates in areas with lower expenditure on groceries.

Market Density

The Geodemographic Segmentation data show that Kroger and Albertsons target only some of the same types of people. Overlap occurs only in the "Provincial Lifestyles" and "Agrarian Outbacks" populations. Given these preliminary findings, expansion into each of the other's markets could be possible while not competing directly for the same locations and customers.

Maptitude is widely used to support business analytics and market analysis to improve the marketing, sales, and operations of retail organizations.

If you have Maptitude, you can try a comparative analysis using the steps outlined in this Maptitude Learning Portal article.

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