Three of the 23 companies analyzed meet Accenture’s criteria as high-performance retail grocers. All have outstripped their peers in terms of consistently high revenue growth over an extended period. The simplicity and agility of their operating models and decisiveness of their leaders help explain their exceptional performance. So too do their strong and adaptable customer- and market-centric cultures. But what really distinguishes these high performers is an incessant focus on improving their propositions to customers whose demands keep escalating. Superior execution has helped make each company the retailer of choice in its respective market. Each actively shapes and dominates the strategic agenda for its market by constantly enhancing and refreshing its food offer and by undertaking major strategic initiatives to extend its reach to customers.