The rapid growth of modern grocery retail channels hampered the performance of traditional grocery retailers during the review period prior to the onset of COVID-19, with their constant value sales (2021 prices) declining in 2020 and rebounding only partially during 2021. Nevertheless, traditional grocery retailers remained the largest channel within grocery retailers.
Since the onset of the pandemic, government sponsored Segalmex stores (Seguridad Alimentaria Mexicana –Mexican Food Security – which operates under the aegis of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) have struggled with stock shortages – even for basic products like beans, rice, sugar and milk. Many low-income consumers rely on these stores to purchase staple foods, forcing them to pay higher prices elsewhere.
In general, food and drink specialist retailers have fared better than independent grocery retailers since the onset of the pandemic. Alcoholic drinks specialist retailers like Bodegas Alianza and LA Europea benefitted from an increased focus on e-commerce.
The retail constant value sales of traditional grocery retailers are expected to expand at no more than a moderate pace throughout the forecast period, amid no more than marginal growth in store numbers. Traditional grocery retailers will continue to underperform most modern grocery retail formats, particularly convenience stores, which are expanding rapidly.
Regional associations and state governments will continue to work to help traditional grocery retailers to modernise to help them to compete against modern grocery retailers. For example, in the city of Aguascalientes, the authorities have launched a programme to help traditional grocery retailers to train their employees and to help these stores to purchase POS systems that can be used to accept card payments.
So-called dark stores are set to proliferate in the country’s larger urban centres, particularly Mexico City, during the forecast period. These outlets serve as a point of contact for e-commerce, as they are essentially small warehouses that do not deal directly with consumers but typically offer delivery times of 30 minutes or less.
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Traditional grocery retailing is the aggregation of those channels that are invariably non-chained and are, therefore, owned by families and/or run on an individual basis. For Euromonitor traditional grocery retailing is the aggregation of three channels: Independent Small Grocers, Food/Drink/Tobacco Specialists and Other Grocery Retailers. While there can be modern (i.e. chained) food/drink/tobacco specialists or other grocery retailers, due to the store's presence in the channel, these stores are still considered as traditional for Euromonitor International.See All of Our Definitions
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