Operators of nontraditional concepts dominate the list of those food retailers who are growing the fastest in terms of new-store development, with a few exceptions. Specialty and natural and organic operators like Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, Sprouts Farmers Market and The Fresh Market lead the pack in terms of new units planned as a percentage of store base, but limited-assortment banners Aldi and Save-A-Lot are not far behind. THE GROWTH LIST Walmart Kroger Co. Costco ...

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