By mid-June 2021, retail food sales values were above retail food sales values from the same period 2 years ago
Comparing June 2021 retail food sales to June 2019 (2 years ago) provides a pre-pandemic baseline that adjusts for seasonality of food purchase patterns. As of June 13, 2021, the value of retail food sales was higher than the same week in 2019. The largest 2-year change was for beverages, which were 20.8 percent higher in sales value.
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