In the beginning of May 2022, retail food sales values for all categories were above the same period 3 years ago

In the beginning of May 2022, retail food sales values for all categories were above the same period 3 years ago

Comparing May 2022 retail food sales with May 2019—a 3-year range—provides a comparison of sales before the start of the pandemic. As of May 1, 2022, the value of retail food sales was higher than the same week in 2019 for all categories. The largest 3-year change was for fats and oils, which were 25.5 percent higher in sales value in 2022 compared with 2019.


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