Grocery store shakup, aisle 8

Ukrop’s continues losing market share in Richmond, according to a story in Friday’s Times-Dispatch. Of course, there’s always a huge untapped potential for Ukrop’s: Stay open on Sunday and sell booze.

Ukrop’s continues losing market share in Richmond, according to a story in Friday’s Times-Dispatch.

“A market study released today by Food World, a trade publication that covers the grocery industry in the mid-Atlantic, shows that while more Richmond-area groceries were bought at Ukrop’s, purchases jumped at competitor Food Lion LLC.”

“The biggest growth, according to the study, was for Wal-Mart. Its market share increased with an $11 million increase in sales.”

The super market sector is about to get even more cut-throat, especially for high-end customers who buy “organic.”

Whole Foods will open in West Broad Village by 2009. The oft-raved about Trader Joe’s is expected to open by the end of 2008 at Short Pump Station.

In May’s Richmond magazine, Jack Cooksey writes a LONG feature about the grocery store battles. That piece includes a mini-feature on Bobby Ukrop and his strategy.

“It’s his company’s golden-rule philosophy and selection of prepared foods – made and distributed by the company’s 19-year od central kitchen off of Midlothian Turnpike – that Ukrop says distinguishes his supermarket from his competitors.”

Of course, there’s always one huge untapped potential for Ukrop’s. Stay open on Sunday and sell booze.

Ukrop’s continues losing market share in Richmond, according to a story in Friday’s Times-Dispatch. Of course, there’s always a huge untapped potential for Ukrop’s: Stay open on Sunday and sell booze.

Ukrop’s continues losing market share in Richmond, according to a story in Friday’s Times-Dispatch.

“A market study released today by Food World, a trade publication that covers the grocery industry in the mid-Atlantic, shows that while more Richmond-area groceries were bought at Ukrop’s, purchases jumped at competitor Food Lion LLC.”

“The biggest growth, according to the study, was for Wal-Mart. Its market share increased with an $11 million increase in sales.”

The super market sector is about to get even more cut-throat, especially for high-end customers who buy “organic.”

Whole Foods will open in West Broad Village by 2009. The oft-raved about Trader Joe’s is expected to open by the end of 2008 at Short Pump Station.

In May’s Richmond magazine, Jack Cooksey writes a LONG feature about the grocery store battles. That piece includes a mini-feature on Bobby Ukrop and his strategy.

“It’s his company’s golden-rule philosophy and selection of prepared foods – made and distributed by the company’s 19-year od central kitchen off of Midlothian Turnpike – that Ukrop says distinguishes his supermarket from his competitors.”

Of course, there’s always one huge untapped potential for Ukrop’s. Stay open on Sunday and sell booze.

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