Publicly Traded Grocery StoresU.S. Exchanges
List of Publicly Traded Grocery Stores Listed on U.S. Exchanges
If you are interested in investing in grocery stocks, you have quite the selection to choose from. Here is a quick breakdown of the grocery industry:
Foreign Stocks – You have a couple of smaller-sized grocery companies serving Israel and China. Alon Blue Square (BSI) is one of the two largest grocery chains in Israel while QKL is a smaller regional chain in Northeast China. You also have two extremely large companies in Delhaze Group (DEG) whose stores are spread out internationally and Companhia Brasileira (CBD) who is a retail giant in Brazil.
Regional Chains – There are quite a few regional chains to choose from and it is common for these companies have in the range of 150 to 200 stores.If you do not live in regions where there stores are located you likely will not recognize their brand names but if you do live in those regions you likely shop at one of their stores or know their nearby locations.
Mega Retailers – Two companies fit into this category, Kroger (KR) and SuperValu (SVU). While a regional store might have 150 stores these mega grocery retailers have over 2,500 and 3,000 stores respectively. They both have multiple brands and multiple concepts in which they operate including warehouse stores and hard-discount stores under well-known brands.
Natural, Organic and Specialty Stores – There has been a growing demand for natural and organic foods over the last ten years and this is evidenced by the growth in the number of natural and organic food stores nationwide. This is not some cute little niche industry either. Whole Foods Market is one of the largest companies based on market capitalization on this entire list despite only having just over 400 stores.
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Grocery Stores: Large-Cap Stocks
Fomento Economico Mexicano S.A.B. de C.V. (FMX) (Mexico: Coco-Cola bottler; operates over 13,000 small-format stores)
Kroger Company (The) (KR) (Mega Retailer: Over 30 supermarket brands; Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, Foods Co, jewelry stores and convenience stores)
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) (Grocery stores and supercenters in addition to other retail locations)
Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM) (Natural and organic grocery stores)
Grocery Stores: Mid-Cap Stocks
Cencosud S.A. (CNCO) (Chile: large retailer in Latin America; supermarkets, home improvement stores, department stores)
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) (Brazil: Supermarkets, hypermarkets, drugstores, electronic stores, cash and carry)
Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM) (Regional Chain: Fresh, organic and natural foods)
Grocery Stores: Small-Cap Stocks
Ingles Markets, Incorporated (IMKTA) (Regional Chain: Southeast)
Smart and Final Stores, Inc. (SFS) (Regional Chain: Western United States)
SpartanNash Company (SPTN) (Food distributor for military commissaries and exchanges; retail stores)
SuperValu Inc. (SVU) (Over 3,000 grocery stores and hard discount stores)
Village Super Market, Inc. (VLGEA) (ShopRite supermarkets in New Jersey)
Weis Markets, Inc. (WMK) (Regional chain: Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the United States)
Grocery Stores: Micro-Cap Stocks
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC) (Specialty retailer of natural and organic groceries and dietary supplements)