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Food Industry Facts


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Below are topline food industry operations and consumer data culled from FMI’s research reports and supermarket trade publications. Data are updated as figures are released. 


5.9 M

Number of Employees

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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supermarket total sales

$1 Trillion

Total Supermarket Sales (2022)

Source: The Food Retailing Industry Speaks

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31,530

Average number items carried in a supermarket (2022)

Source: FMI


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45575

Number of Supermarkets

This includes conventional supermarkets, limited assortment grocery, supercenters, warehouse grocery, conventional club, and natural/gourmet stores, along with military commissaries.

Source: NielsenIQ TDLinx


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2.3%

Net Profit After Taxes for Food Retailers (2022)

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Source: FMI

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48,415

Average total store size in Square Feet (2022)

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Source: FMI



$595987

Average weekly sales per supermarket (2022)

Source: FMI

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weekly spend per household

$165

Average weekly grocery spending per household (Feb. 2024)

Source: U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends

weekly sales per sqft

$19.32

Weekly sales per square foot of selling area (2022)

Source: FMI




% of disposable income spent on food (2021)

Source: USDA (See Table on Normalized Food Expenditures by all Purchasers)

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5.2%

Food at Home

45.1%

Food Away from Home


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$202.79

Sales per Labor Hour (2022)

Source: FMI




Sales per customer transaction (2022)

Source: FMI

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$44.02

In-store

$109

Online


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5.6%

Percent of total sales of grocery items online (2022)

Source: FMI

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29.4%

Percent of transactions used with self-checkout (2022)

Source: FMI