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 - 2021
Net Profit After Taxes - 2021
Source: FMI
2.9% Trend
Average total store size in Square Feet - 2021
Average total store size in Square Feet - 2021
Source: FMI
51,507 Trend
Average weekly sales per supermarket - 2021
Average weekly sales per supermarket - 2021
Source: FMI
$638,756
Average number items carried in a supermarket - 2021
Average number items carried in a supermarket - 2021
Source: FMI
35,829
% 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 - 2021
Weekly sales per square foot of selling area - 2021
Source: FMI
$18.41
Sales per customer transaction - 2021
Sales per customer transaction - 2021
Source: FMI
$42.07 in-store
$113 online
Sales per Labor Hour - 2021
Sales per Labor Hour - 2021
Source: FMI
$182
Percent of total sales of grocery items online - 2021
Percent of total sales of grocery items online - 2021
Source: FMI
6.5%
Percent of transactions used with self-checkout  - 2021
Percent of transactions used with self-checkout - 2021
Source: FMI
30%

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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