Grocery-anchored retail centers, Internet-resistant?


  • Grocery-anchored retail is generally considered among the more stable retail investments.

  • While online grocery consumers are growing rapidly, it still represents a  small segment of total grocery spending

  • Whole Foods acquisition by Amazon demonstrates the value of brick-and-mortar grocery, as well as the value that retail footprints provide for the ‘last mile’

  • Service oriented tenants occupying much of the small-shop spaces in grocery-anchored centers are the most internet-resistant

  • Strong-investor interest for grocery-anchored shopping centers is present, but there’s growing disparity in pricing between A and B/C grocery-anchored centers

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