Apr 24, 2024 - News

Kroger still the Columbus grocery king

Data: Chain Store Guide; Note: Stores under the same brand name have been combined, e.g. Walmart and Walmart Supercenter; Chart: Axios Visuals

Kroger is once again the dominant grocery store chain in the Columbus area, per 2023 data from the sales-tracking firm Chain Store Guide.

State of play: The Cincinnati-based chain has held the top spot for several years now.

  • Kroger had a 40.6% market share in 2021, which slipped to 38.9% in 2022.
  • Its market share rose to 42.9% last year, more than double the second-place competitor, Walmart.

👀 Eye-popping stats: That amounts to nearly $3.5 billion in sales at 58 area Kroger stores.

  • Dollar General (96 area stores) and Whole Foods Market (just three) have roughly the same market share, around 2%.

Go deeper: Kroger and Albertsons, a western U.S. grocery chain, are selling hundreds of stores to encourage federal approval of a massive merger, Richard Collings writes for Axios Pro. (🔒)

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