Big Y Foods SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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SWOT Analysis of Big Y Foods with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Big Y Foods

Parent Company

Big Y Foods, Inc.




Lifestyle and Retail

Tagline/ Slogan

Only The Best; World class market


Best prices and quality grocery shopping at convenience

Big Y Foods STP


Supermarket and retail chains

Target Group

Middle income families


Value for money for customers

Big Y Foods SWOT Analysis


Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of Big Y Foods :

1. Big Y is the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. It is one of the largest private company in the United States and employs about 8,500 people.

2. Large variety of quality grocery products with many international varieties as well.

3. Has created convenience shopping by having a “Little Y Kid's Club” where mothers can leave their children for 2 hours free of cost while shopping in the store.

4. Good store layout with wide aisle and facilities like coffee shop where shoppers can relax.

5. Attractive promotional techniques like weekend discounts and loyalty cards help in increasing sales.


1.Limited brand awareness as compared to global chains

2.Some customers feel that the price is good only when there are offers


1. Expansion to other towns of the country.
2. Offer home delivery and online ordering services to improve sales and differentiate themselves


1.Excessive competition with many small and medium supermarkets has posed a challenge as price competition is taking place lowering margins

Big Y Foods Competition


Below are the 5 main Big Y Foods competitors :

1.Stop & Shop Supermarket

2.Price Rite

3.First Oriental Grocery

4.Pinoy Food Mart

5.Mannys Market


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