Aldi's, Bottom Dollar, Save-a-Lot: Which cheap grocer 'hops'?

On a recent visit, Aldi's was "clean and easy" but lacks fresh produce; Sav-A-Lot was empty; and Bottom Dollar was "hopping", writes David Goodman, whose firm, Equity Retail Brokers of Conshohocken, does property for supermarket landlords and other retail investors. More at Goodman's blog, Running with Equity Retail.

Goodman chronicles the rapid changes in the Philadelphia-area supermarket business, where, as he told me, "Acme long dominated, but it's now in decline" while Giant and other competitors try to box each other out across the suburbs, benefitting Goodman and, one hopes, consumers.