May 28, 2004

WM is Top Grocer in Birmingham

Move over Bruno's, WM is at your tail:

Wal-Mart now commands 31.3 percent of the $1.7 billion Magic City market, picking up 4.5 percent during the quarter. Bruno's controls 25 percent, down 2.6 percent from the first quarter.

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. also is slipping locally, down 1.8 percent to a 17.3 percent share.

Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix Super Markets Inc., which now operates nine stores in Birmingham, has taken fourth place from Piggly Wiggly with 6.7 percent of the area's grocery business.

Bruno's has been dropping market share real fast:

Bruno's lost 6.3 percent of the market in 2003, while Wal-Mart added 9.2 percent.

Posted by Kevin on May, 28 2004 at 10:51 AM