Grocery Market Analyst
Lou Scudere is principal for Riverbend Retail Consulting LLC, providing developmental and financial solutions for supermarket operators and real estate developers.
Lou was Vice President of Real Estate, Research and Site Development for Food City Supermarkets and President of its real estate subsidiary, Marathon Realty Corp., after which he retired in 2017. During his career, Lou has sited, built or replaced nearly 150 supermarkets, developed two dozen shopping centers, and overseen six major business acquisitions. Lou was also instrumental in the acquisition of nearly 100 supermarkets leading feasibility analysis, resource forecasting and transaction negotiations.
Lou has frequently presented at supermarket industry events focused predominantly on topics dealing with marketing research, real estate development/site selection and capital budgeting. He provides these advisory services to New Venture Advisors as Grocery Market Analyst.
Lou holds a Bachelor of Business from Western Illinois University and an MBA from East Tennessee State University.