September 02, 2003

Supermarket Wars | Dallas-Fort Worth | Business -- New concept stores combat Wal-Mart

"Wal-Mart is a driver behind all these upgrades in Dallas," said Mark Chandler, principal at retail and consumer goods consulting firm Kurt Salmon Associates.

"Albertsons and Kroger, they're all making tremendous investments," he said. "All of this is being done to try not to be Wal-Mart."

Wal-Mart's share of the Dallas grocery market was more than 16 percent last year, twice its share in 2001, according to annual data released this year by MarketScope, a publication of TradeDimensions International Inc.

Wal-Mart is expected to rank No. 1 in the Dallas area, surpassing Albertsons, when year-end 2003 rankings are published.

Posted at September 2, 2003 04:49 PM