The U.S. has 40,460 grocery stores. If you want to see how physical retail might look 20 years from now, you might want to watch the grocery store space over the next three to five years.

If, as I wrote in January, retail’s success in 2021 and beyond will be defined by logistics, grocery is where we will see clear evidence of this — and where grocery stores’ successes and failures will play out in real time.

In grocery, a small number of platforms at scale will emerge to influence the consumer’s relationship with buying food and will power the…

Karen Webster

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