More Americans buying food from non-traditional grocery stores

CINCINNATI (FOX19/CNN) - When it comes to "non-traditional grocery stores," Target is at the top of the list, according to a new study by retail design firm King Retail Solutions and the University of Arizona.

It found that 77 percent of Americans bought food for the week at least once last year from a non-traditional store. And that means supermarkets like Kroger and Meijer have new competition.

Walmart came in second on the list of most popular non-traditional grocery stores, followed by Walgreens, CVS, and Costco. Here's a look at the full list:

  1. Target
  2. Walmart
  3. Walgreens
  4. CVS
  5. Costco
  6. Farmers markets/Food stalls
  7. Dollar Tree
  8. 7-Eleven
  9. K-Mart
  10. Sam's Club
  11. Rite Aid
  12. Family Dollar
  13. Starbucks
  14. Kwik Trip
  15. Big Lots
  16. World Market
  17. Wawa
  18. Circle K
  19. BJ's Wholesale Club

This trend was consistent throughout several generations, including Millennials, GenXers, and Baby Boomers.

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