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June 19, 2018

Walmart remains county’s leader in grocery sales

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For the third consecutive year, the Walmart in Warrenton rang up more total food and drug sales than any other store in Fauquier County.
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For the third consecutive year, Walmart led grocery sales in Fauquier County, according to an industry magazine survey.

The Walmart in Warrenton rang up $32.8 million in grocery and drug sales from April 1, 2017, through March 31 of this year, according to Food World’s annual market share report.

That accounted for 20.4 percent of sales in Fauquier County.

Giant Food, which opened in 1986 and led the Fauquier market for almost three decades, remained solidly in second place with $29.5 million in sales. The Landover, Md.-based chain’s Warrenton store held 18.4 percent of the Fauquier market.

Walmart moved into Fauquier’s top spot in 2015-16, after the local store expanded to a “Supercenter” with a full grocery department.

For 40 years, Columbia, Md.-based Food World has surveyed the market in 89 counties in a territory that ranges from central Pennsylvania to southeastern Virginia. It uses information directly from retailers, suppliers, former employees and other sources to produce the report.

Food World provided sales and market share figures for 12 companies, operating 22 stores in Fauquier County.

The rankings remained unchanged from 2016, with Food Lion, Safeway and Harris Teeter rounding out the top five.

Total sales volume in the county increased 1.5 percent to $160.6 million in the most recent study period.

Fauquier customers, many of who commute to work, also spend millions outside the county.

The Wegman’s near Gainesville, for example, racked up $97.1 million in sales last year. That store, less than two miles from the Fauquier County line, averaged daily sales of $266,000.

Fauquier’s highest-volume grocer, Walmart averaged almost $89,000 a day in food and drug sales.

Food World’s most recent report on the Fauquier market:

1 — Walmart, 1 store, $32.8 million, 20.42 percent.

2 — Giant, 1 store, $29.57 million, 18.41 percent.

3 — Food Lion, 3 stores, $20.4 million, 12.7 percent.

4 — Safeway
, 1 store, $16.99 million, 10.58 percent.

5 — Harris Teeter, 1 store, $16.9 million, 10.52 percent.

6 — Sheetz, 2 stores, $8.6 million, 5.35 percent.

7 — 7-Eleven, 6 stores, $8.1 million, 5.04 percent.

8 — CVS, 2 stores, $7.4 million, 4.61 percent.

9 — Rite Aid, 2 stores, $5.4 million, 3.36 percent.

10 — Walgreens, 1 store, $5.2 million, 3.24 percent.

11 — Wawa, 1 store, $4.24 million, 3.24 percent.

12 — Circle K, 1, store, $1.9 million, 1.18 percent.

Total sales: $160.6 million
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