The hypermarket, supermarket and discounter retail sector in North America is highly organized, with large national and international store chains dominating the marketplace.
Source: ICD report "North American Top 10 Hypermarkets, Supermarkets and Discounters"; Learn more about this report
In 2010, the region's top 10 hypermarkets, supermarkets and discounters together accounted for a 70.3% share of the overall market.
The peer group, which includes the top public hypermarkets, supermarkets and discounters of North America, accounted for 66.2% of the overall market.
On an overall basis, Walmart was the strongest performer of the top 10 hypermarkets, supermarkets and discounters in North America. Its performance was driven by the high scores it received for scale of operations and financial performance. It is followed by Target and Kroger, both of which scored well on scale and growth, and financial performance.
On the other hand, Supervalu's performance was poor compared to the rest of the hypermarkets, supermarkets and discounters channel, primarily as a result of low operational efficiency and poor financial performance.
Under the scale and growth pillar, Walmart was the top performer, driven by the large scale of its operations. It is the largest retailer in the peer group based on revenue, retail floor space, store count, employee count and market capitalization, and also leads the overall hypermarkets, supermarkets and discounters channel based on these metrics.
Despite its large scale of operations, the company also scored well on growth metrics, recording the highest store count growth in the peer group. Based on the scores received by the peer group, it can be inferred that these companies performed better than the overall hypermarkets, supermarkets and discounters channel on the scale metrics: revenue, retail floor space, store count, employee count and market capitalization.
However, their performance was weaker than the channel average on the growth metrics: revenue growth, growth in floor area, growth in store count and growth in employee count. The comparatively weak performance of the peer group on growth metrics can be attributed to the high growth figures registered by some of the smaller companies in the overall channel.