As Rivals Threaten, How Can Regional Grocers Redefine Convenience? (Progressive Grocer)
The myriad pressures confronting today’s grocery businesses have been especially hard on regional players. On the one hand, they are competing with behemoths like Amazon and Walmart, whose size allows them to profit despite razor-thin margins. On the other, they face format innovators like Sprouts and Fresh Thyme that differentiate in the fresh space, as well as discounters like Aldi and new market entrant Lidl.