Warehouse Clubs & Superstores Industry
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Industry Analysis


Companies in this industry operate membership retail stores that sell groceries, health and beauty items, electronics, and other merchandise; the majority of items are sold in large quantities. Major companies include Sam's Club (Wal-Mart); Costco Wholesale; BJ's Wholesale Club; and Meijer (all based in the US), as well as Carrefour (France), Metro (Germany), and Tesco (UK).

Competitive Landscape

Demographics and small business growth drive demand, and spending in warehouse clubs generally resists economic cycles. The profitability of individual companies depends on high volume sales, low-cost purchasing, and efficient distribution. Large chains dominate the market due to advantages in purchasing, distribution, and finance. The US industry is highly concentrated: the top four companies account for more than 90% of revenue.

Products, Operations & Technology

Major products sold by warehouse clubs are groceries; drug, health, and beauty aids; prescription medicine; and electronics. Most products are available only in bulk quantity. Warehouse clubs may also have onsite gas stations, pharmacies, optical centers, or food courts.

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Warehouse Clubs & Superstores industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Top Warehouse Clubs & Superstores Companies:
166761.0M | United States
15430.017M | United States
3973.703889M | United States
3781.174496M | Republic Of Korea
564.251192M | United States
300.0M | United States
185.452932M | Republic Of Korea
76.214042M | United States
23.75013M | United States
22.872509M | United States
22.046757M | United States
20.5343M | Canada
15.579651M | United States
13.450422M | United States
11.5445M | Republic Of Korea
11.127562M | United States
8.867117M | United States
6.797139M | United States
6.04689M | United States

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