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9/19/11 Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons Lose Market Share Due to Strike

Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons lost about 37% of market share since a 2004 grocery workers strike, according to Strategic Resource Group. Farmers markets, discount shops, small independents and warehouse clubs moved into the business as many shoppers refused to cross picket lines. Additionally, in the last 15 months Target began carring fresh groceries in 140 area stores, reportedly the fastest conversion rate for a retailer in that region in U.S. history, reported The Los Angeles Times. Full Story (Free Registration Required)