Food Retail Industry Insights - Spring 2020

Food Retail Trends - Spring 2020

Faced with unprecedented consumer demand in response to COVID-19, U.S. food retailers reacted swiftly and effectively to meet the needs of shoppers. While demand has declined since a wave of pantry stocking in early March, grocery sales remain above historical levels as Americans shifted food consumption to at-home occasions. Operators have faced several challenges, including supply chain disruptions, labor shortages and accelerated migration to online shopping.

Food Retail Trends - Spring 2020

Brick-and-mortar grocery operators continue to face long-term issues, such as margin pressure, liquidity challenges and e-commerce competition. Food retailers are exploring various avenues to better compete amidst these pressures, including partnerships with delivery startups and acquisitions. Read the Food Retail Industry Insights for more details on industry trends, valuations and transaction activity.

Topics include:

  • Sector Spotlight: COVID-19 Impact
  • Trends and Insights
    • Lessons from the Great Recession
    • Wave of Bankruptcies
    • The Battle of E-Grocery
    • Persistent Margin Pressures
  • Public Company Benchmarking and Valuation
  • Recent Food Retail Transaction Activity
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