U.S. Food Retail Industry - Statistics & Facts

Published by Jan Conway, Jan 3, 2019
The food retail industry comprises foods sold at food retailers such as grocery stores, mass merchandisers, drug stores, convenience stores and foodservice facilities. Total retail and food service sales in the United States amounted to about 5.75 trillion U.S. dollars in 2017.

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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 318.48 billion U.S. dollars in 2018 and operated 4,761 stores nationwide.

Shoppers in the United States made about 1.6 trips to grocery stores on average per week in 2018. Surveys have shown that U.S. consumers tend to spend the most on groceries at warehouse clubs such as Costco, with an average of about 89 dollars per shopping trip. Even though online grocery shopping has existed for years, the vast majority of consumers still prefer to buy groceries in stores.

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