Food & Staples Retailing - S&P Industry Surveys

Food & Staples Retailing

Food & Staples Retailing - S&P Industry Surveys
Food & Staples Retailing
Published Feb 25, 2016
64 pages — Published Feb 25, 2016
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...S&P Global Market Intelligence expects same-store sales growth in the food & staples retailing industry to accelerate throughout 2016, benefiting from industry consolidation, an improving domestic macroeconomic environment, favorable drug trends, improved product mixes, and moderate levels of food price inflation, despite intense competition from low-priced formats. A narrowing profit margin trend is expected to stabilize in 2016 as an improving economy eases pressures on consumer spending and supports operating leverage, and as cost cuts help suppress operating expense pressures, despite continued drug reimbursement pressure. Leverage analysis indicates an opportunity for the food & staples retailing industry to better utilize capital in a low interest rate environment to increase shareholder value through share repurchases, dividend increases, and potential mergers and acquisitions (M&As). In a more favorable macroeconomic environment characterized by moderate food inflation levels, rising...

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S&P Industry Surveys—Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys track more than 50 North American industries. Each report is authored by a Standard & Poor's industry research analyst and includes information about the current industry environment, industry trends, key industry ratios and statistics, how to analyze a company, a glossary of terms and a comparative company financial analysis.

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