Small Grocery Chains Squeezed Out By a Crowded Field
The Washington Post
Posting by Geoffrey Brown, CPA
An increasingly crowded field of big-box supermarkets is squeezing out many of the smaller do-it-all grocers that tried to compete directly with the national chains. “There is just too much competition to try to take on the big-box stores, because they can kill you on prices and variety,” said Geoff Brown, principal at Bond Beebe, an accounting firm in Bethesda specializing in small, medium and family-run businesses.