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Statistic and facts on the food retail industry in the U.S.
The food retail industry comprises foods sold at food retailers such as grocery stores, mass merchandisers, drug stores, convenience stores and food service facilities. Total retail and food service sales in the United States amounted to about 5.27 trillion U.S. dollars in 2015.
The American retail landscape is characterized by leading food retailers such as Walmart, Kroger and Costco. Walmart (excluding Walmart International and Sam's Club) generated net sales amounting to 288.05 billion U.S. dollars in 2015 and operated 4,516 stores nationwide.
Shoppers in the United States made over 1.6 trips to grocery stores on average per week in 2014. According to a recent survey, some 65 percent of U.S. shopping trips are reported as quick trips, while 10 percent of shopping trips were driven by pantry-stocking. In regard to the grocery store selection, customers prefer locations which are convenient, offer low prices and provide good sales and product promotions.
U.S. Food Retail Market Values Statistic
Total retail and food services sales in the U.S. $5.32tn
Grocery store sales in the U.S. $606.26bn
Drinking place sales in the U.S. $23.15bn
Special food service sales in the U.S. $46.89bn
Structure of the U.S. Food Retail Industry
Number of supermarket stores in the U.S. 38,015
Supermarket sales in the U.S. $649,087m
Average sales per store of supermarkets in the U.S. $17.08m
Average per store number of full-time equivalent employees of supermarkets in the U.S. 72
U.S. Consumer Behavior
Median household income in the U.S. $53,657
Average annual food at-home expenditure of U.S. households $3,971
Average annual food away-from-home expenditures of U.S. households $2,787
ITALIAN FOOD ARTISANS
The chart below illustrates the diversity of the American Diet. Its guidelines are some parameters for Italian Food Artisans when considering exporting and entering in the US Marketplace. Click on chart for more educational info from the USDA Agency.