Jun 04

Listen: What Randalls’ store closures mean for Houston’s grocery landscape



Randalls — once the go-to store for grocery shopping in Houston — has been edged out over the years by its competitors offering lower prices and wider selections.

The homegrown company, now a subsidiary of Albertsons, has closed 25 stores since 2005, including three this year.

For comparison’s sake, H-E-B, Kroger and Walmart each have about a 25 percent share of the local grocery market. Randalls has less than 4 percent.

Paul Takahashi , who covers grocers for the Chronicle, talks with Looped In’s Nancy Sarnoff and Allyn West about the store closings.

Real estate broker and retail expert Jason Baker also weighs on what Randalls has meant to Houston, the current power players, and how a desire for convenience is changing the grocery game.

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