By mid-June 2021, 1-year changes in retail sales values varied widely by food category
Comparisons of retail food sales to the same week 1 year prior illustrate how sales have changed since the early months of the Coronavirus pandemic. As of June 13, 2021, the value of sales was 0.4 percent higher than the same week in 2020, with wide variations among food categories. Sales of beverages, commercially prepared items, and fruits were 6.4, 4.6, and 5.9 percent higher, respectively, compared with the same week in 2020, but sales of all other categories were lower.
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