Updated August 19, 2012Supermarkets account for a significant part of the U.S. retail trade, they are often overlooked because most of the largest national chains are privately owned, and not as easily accessible in the mainstream media as other publicly-traded retail industry chains. More than 35,000 supermarkets employed more than 3.4 million employees in the U.S. in 2009, according to the Food Marketing Institute (FMI).
With the average U.S. consumer making 2 or more trips to grocery store, buying an average of $29.24 worth of merchandise in each supermarket transaction, and spending 5.7% of their disposable income for food that they prepare and consumer at home, it's easy to understand why the retail food sector of the U.S. retail industry is so strong, so crowded, and so competitive. Annually, U.S. supermarkets sell more than $556 billion worth of products, according to the most recent figures available from the FMI.
Find the current research, statistics, facts, and employment details about the supermarket sector of the U.S. retail industry in these articles:
- 2012 Largest U.S. Supermarkets
- Current Job Openings at the Largest U.S. Supermarkets
- Employee Benefits at the Largest U.S. Supermarkets
- 2011 Largest U.S. Supermarkets
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