Wal-Mart and Consonance Shocks in the Grocery Industry

“Put simply, wherever Wal-Mart has competed head-to-head with traditional landed grocers — e.g. Safeway (Safeway, Dominick’s, Vons, Pavilion’s); Albertson’s; Kroger (Kroger, Ralph’s) , Jewel-Osco, the Piggly Wiggly — it has dominated them. Wal-Mart’s success versus this competition can be attributed to five factors…” (And here’s Part 2 — just be sure to ignore all the comment spam on these pages.)