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Dynamics in a Mature Industry: Entry, Exit, and Growth of Big-Box Grocery Retailers


Dan Hanner


Government of the United States of America - Federal Trade Commission

Daniel S. Hosken


Government of the United States of America - Federal Trade Commission

Luke Olson


Government of the United States of America - Federal Trade Commission

Loren Smith


Government of the United States of America - Federal Trade Commission

September 22, 2011

Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Economics, Working Paper No. 308

Abstract:     
This paper measures market dynamics within the U.S. grocery industry (defined as supermarket, supercenter and club retailers). We find that the composition of outlets changes substantially, roughly 7%, each year, and that store sizes have increased as the result of growth by supercenter and club retailers. We find significant changes in the relative position of brands in markets over time. These changes are largely the result of expansion (or contraction) by incumbents rather than entry or exit. There is little entry or exit, except by small firms. Moreover, only in small markets do entrants gain substantial market share.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 39

Keywords: Antitrust, Entry, Expansion, Retailing, Supermarkets, Supercenters, Market Dynamics

JEL Classification: D40, L4, L81

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Date posted: October 22, 2011  

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Hanner, Dan and Hosken, Daniel S. and Olson, Luke and Smith, Loren, Dynamics in a Mature Industry: Entry, Exit, and Growth of Big-Box Grocery Retailers (September 22, 2011). Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Economics, Working Paper No. 308. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1947017

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Dan Hanner
Government of the United States of America - Federal Trade Commission ( email )
601 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20580
United States
Daniel S. Hosken (Contact Author)
Government of the United States of America - Federal Trade Commission ( email )
601 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20580
United States
Luke Olson
Government of the United States of America - Federal Trade Commission ( email )
601 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20580
United States
Loren Smith
Government of the United States of America - Federal Trade Commission ( email )
601 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20580
United States
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