Bar chart with 6 groups with 3 items per group.

Food wholesale sales by type of outlet: 1997, 2002, and 2007


In 2007, retail food operations accounted for 42 percent of grocery wholesale sales volume
Percent of total wholesale sales

Group 1, Exports.
Item 1, 1997 3.9.
Item 2, 2002 2.3.
Item 3, 2007 2.3.
Group 2, Foodservice.
Item 1, 1997 22.1.
Item 2, 2002 18.7.
Item 3, 2007 22.7.
Group 3, Retailers.
Item 1, 1997 40.1.
Item 2, 2002 44.6.
Item 3, 2007 41.9.
Group 4, Other wholesalers.
Item 1, 1997 27.5.
Item 2, 2002 26.2.
Item 3, 2007 26.
Group 5, Government.
Item 1, 1997 1.8.
Item 2, 2002 1.1.
Item 3, 2007 1.
Group 6, Other.
Item 1, 1997 4.6.
Item 2, 2002 7.1.
Item 3, 2007 6.2.

Source: USDA, ERS using data from U.S. Department of Commerce, Census of Wholesale Trade, Miscellaneous Subjects, 1997, 2002, and 2007.