Remember when Wal-Mart (WMT -0.2%) was supposed to crush regional grocery store chains into...

|About: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)|By:, SA News Editor

Remember when Wal-Mart (WMT -0.2%) was supposed to crush regional grocery store chains into submission? Though the Bentonville giant accounts for a formidable 30% of all grocery sales in the U.S., regional brands such as Hy-Vee, Piggly Wiggly, and Save-A-Lot (SVU) to name a few have survived primarily on brand loyalty. The trend adds logic to the decision by Kroger (KR) to keep its chain distinct from Harris Teeter (HTSI).