Fresh Market Inc
Are Kroger’s Sales Slowing in Fiscal 2016?
For fiscal 2016, Kroger reported total sales of $109.8 billion. It rose 1.3% from the previous year—the slowest sales growth since fiscal 2010.
TFM: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats
In this part of the series, we’ll conduct a SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunity, and threat) analysis for The Fresh Market (TFM).
A Look at Apollo’s Definitive Deal to Acquire The Fresh Market
Apollo Global Management (APO) announced today, March 14, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Fresh Market (TFM).
How Do Supermarkets’ Valuations Compare?
With a one-year forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 15.8x, Kroger (KR) does not have an extremely high valuation.
What to Expect from Whole Foods Market in Fiscal 2016
Whole Foods Market (WFM) is likely to see a slowdown in its top line during fiscal 2016. The organic and natural foods retailer could register sales growth of 3%–5%, according to the company’s guidance.
Sprouts’ ‘Healthy Living for Less’ Motto Boosts Its Sales
Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported robust sales growth of 26.6% YoY in its 4Q15 revenues. Its sales stood at $930 million, beating the analysts’ estimates by $20 million.
What’s the Valuation of The Fresh Market Deal?
The transaction value of the deal between Apollo and The Fresh Market stands at $1,334 million. Apollo is paying 7.9x the EBITDA.
What’s the Key to The Fresh Market’s Profitability?
Compared with other food retail chains, The Fresh Market’s performance in terms of profitability has been best-in-class.
Will Whole Foods’ Competitors Steal the Organic Market?
Whole Foods Market (WFM) has long reaped the benefits of changing customer preferences toward organic foods, with no real competition.
Where Is the US Food Retail Industry Headed? A Look at Trends
The US food retail industry comprises of store formats that range from small grocery shops and convenience stores to large supermarkets and club stores.
Strategic Overview: Understanding The Fresh Market’s Strategies
The Fresh Market follows both competitive and differentiated pricing strategies.
Looking Ahead: Kroger Continues Its Aggressive Acquisition Strategy
Taking The Fresh Market (TFM) under its fold would enhance Kroger’s (KR) expansion in Florida and North Carolina, where TFM has 40 and 20 stores, respectively.
Possible Acquisition: Why Is Kroger Interested in The Fresh Market?
The Kroger Company (KR) might be seeking to acquire The Fresh Market (TFM). The Fresh Market’s (TFM) stock rose ~22% on Thursday, February 11, 2016, after the news of Kroger’s bidding hit the market.
Where Is The Fresh Market Based and Where Is It Expanding?
The Fresh Market believes that it can achieve better returns by expanding in markets within or closer to its existing markets.
How Do The Fresh Market’s Stores Compare with Those of Its Peers?
As of October 25, 2015, The Fresh Market had 180 stores across 27 states.
Where’s Whole Foods’ Headed in 2016?
Whole Foods has been anticipating a sales growth of 3% to 5% in fiscal 2016 (compared to 8.4% growth in fiscal 2015) with flat-to-negative same-store sales.
Sprouts Farmers Market’s Near-Term and Mid-Term Guidance
Sprouts’ sales are predicted to grow by more than 15% in the mid-term, based on 14% growth in store units and mid-single-digit growth in comps sales.
Analyzing Whole Foods’ Return on Investments
Whole Foods’ net margin was among the highest in its peer group in fiscal 2015. The 12-month trailing net margin for Whole Foods stood at 3.5%.
Analyzing Whole Foods’ Store Performance and Profitability
Whole Foods has only trailed Costco in per-foot sales metrics. Costco averaged more than $1100 between fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2015.
SWOT Analysis: Looking at Kroger’s Strengths and Weaknesses
We will do a SWOT analysis for Kroger (KR) and look at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for the company.
Kroger’s Store Formats and Product Offerings
Kroger operates in several store formats, offering its customers the option to shop in its stores in-person or online for delivery or pickup.