Supermarket Facts

 

Supermarket Facts

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When you need the facts and you need them now. Below you will find topline supermarket operations and consumer data culled from FMI’s research reports and supermarket trade publications. 

Data are updated as figures are released, usually during the second half of the year. 
Number of Employees
Number of Employees
Source: John  Dunham  & Associates
4.8 Million
Total Supermarket Sales - 2018
Total Supermarket Sales - 2018
Source:Progressive Grocer Magazine
$701.188 Billion
Number of Supermarkets - 2018
Number of Supermarkets - 2018
*2 million or more in annual sales
Source: Progressive Grocer Magazine
38,307
Net Profit After Taxes - 2020
Net Profit After Taxes - 2020
Source: FMI
3.0% Trend
Average total store size in Square Feet - 2020
Average total store size in Square Feet - 2020
Source: FMI
48,466 Trend
Average weekly sales per supermarket - 2020
Average weekly sales per supermarket - 2020
Source: FMI
$585,250
Average number items carried in a supermarket - 2020
Average number items carried in a supermarket - 2020
Source: FMI
31,119
% of disposable income spent on food —2019
% of disposable income spent on food —2019
Source: USDA
(See Table on Normalized Food Expenditures by all Purchasers)
5.1%
Food at Home
4.9% Trend
Food away from Home

 

Weekly sales per square foot of selling area - 2020
Weekly sales per square foot of selling area - 2020
Source: FMI
$17.02
Sales per customer transaction - 2020
Sales per customer transaction - 2020
Source: FMI
$42.04 in-store
$110 online
Sales per Labor Hour - 2020
Sales per Labor Hour - 2020
Source: FMI
$188
Percent of total sales of grocery items online - 2020
Percent of total sales of grocery items online - 2020
Source: FMI
5.7%
Percent of transactions used with self-checkout  - 2020
Percent of transactions used with self-checkout - 2020
Source: FMI
29%

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Retail Segment Definitions

Traditional Grocery

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Traditional Supermarket
Fresh Format
Limited-Assortment Store
Super Warehouse
Other (Small Grocery)
Non-Traditional Grocery

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Wholesale Club
Supercenters
Dollar Store
Drug
Mass
Military
E-Commerce (food and consumables)

Source: The Future of Food Retailing, 2014, Willard Bishop