The United States is home to some of the largest grocery chains in the world, including Walmart, Kroger, and Costco, and they’re all big players in the American grocery market.
But how big is the country’s grocery store ecosystem?
In a new report, grocery store research firm The Israel Fund and the American Council for the Advancement of Science looked at the top 10 largest grocery stores in the country, and how they are doing.
The report, The Best 10 Grocery Stores in the U.S., ranked them from 1 to 10.
(The top 10, however, were not included in the rankings.)
“The best grocery stores are generally located near one another, with some being located just a few blocks away from each other,” The Israel Report wrote.
“We took a different approach, focusing on the number of grocery stores within 1,000 miles of one another and the number and type of products in each store.
The report focused on two types of grocery store. “
This approach allowed us to find the top-ranked grocery stores across the U, which included those that were at the very top of the rankings.”
The report focused on two types of grocery store.
It said, “the first category includes large-scale retailers such as Whole Foods, Walmart, and Kroger as well as smaller, local retailers such a Costco, Target, and Safeway.”
The second category of grocery retail was “the smaller, more accessible grocery stores,” including the smaller chain Safeway, and the larger chain Target, The Israel report said.
These are “not necessarily the best-performing grocery stores because they are often located in a community where people have limited access to a supermarket.”
“It’s important to recognize that all stores are not created equal,” The report continued.
“Smaller stores are often more expensive to operate, and those with the lowest profits tend to be the most profitable, and also tend to sell higher-quality goods.”
It’s also important to note that the report did not look at the number or type of grocery products sold in each grocery store; the Israel Fund’s analysis did.
But in a follow-up email, the organization noted that this is important because the Israeli Fund is a consumer-focused organization and it has long been interested in understanding what consumers are buying, rather than what brands are selling.
“We believe that the best food in the supermarket is organic, natural, and local,” the organization wrote.