Supermarket Facts

 

Supermarket Facts

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When you need the facts and you need them now, the FMI's Information Service is the place to find the answers. 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 - 2019
Net Profit After Taxes - 2019
Source: FMI
1.0% Trend
Median total store size in Square Feet - 2019
Median total store size in Square Feet - 2019
Source: FMI
42.415 Trend
Median weekly sales per supermarket - 2019
Median weekly sales per supermarket - 2019
Source: FMI
$554,958
% 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-2019
Weekly sales per square foot of selling area-2019
Source: FMI
$15.15
Sales per customer transaction-2019
Sales per customer transaction-2019
Source: FMI
$38.41
Sales per Labor Hour - 2019
Sales per Labor Hour - 2019
Source: FMI
$155
Average number items carried in a supermarket in 2019
Average number items carried in a supermarket in 2019
Source: FMI
28,112

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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