Central Pa. Grocery Scene ‘Major Battleground’ as Giant Buys Family-Owned Chains

September 23, 2019 Sue Gleiter, PennLive.com

Increasingly, independent grocery store owners are folding to the competition in a crowded market of warehouse clubs, drug stores and discount chains. Many owners say it no longer makes financial sense to be in an industry marked by low profit margins and increased competition. Nowhere is that scenario playing out more than in Lancaster County.