Low-price grocers are expanding in Palm Beach County: Wal-Mart is running a challenging ad campaign as it opens stores, Aldi is building a distribution center and the long-awaited Trader Joe’s has selected two locations to open next year.
Industry leader Publix Super Markets has lost a little bit of market share in Southeast Florida, and Wal-Mart has overtaken Winn-Dixie for the No. 2 spot with 15 percent of the market, according to the Shelby Report. Ultimately, the competition could mean lower prices no matter where you shop. And it certainly means jobs: as many as 100 for each store.
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South Florida grocery market share
Publix, 247 stores, 52.8%
Walmart, 40 stores, 14.7%
Winn-Dixie, 91 stores, 13.2%
Publix 235 stores, 54.6%
Winn-Dixie, 92 stores, 14.0%
Wal-Mart, 28 stores, 11.6%
Source: Shelby Report