Wholesale membership clubs are becoming more formidable competitors as they celebrate their 25th year of existence, industry observers told SN. The clubs have been price-competitive with supermarkets since the first one opened in 1976, industry observers said. But as they move more confidently into fresh, and as the economy continues to sink, the clubs are likely to pick off even more business from supermarkets, observers told SN. While retailers contacted by SN played down the threat ...

REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account

Why Register for FREE?

Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick.  What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive a complimentary copy of SN's salary survey sent to you by email.

Click here to read the FAQ page if you have any questions (opens in a new window)

Attention Paid Print Subscribers:  While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.

Already registered? here.