Share of foodstore sales by retail segment, 2009

A pie chart showing traditional foodstore sales by segment in 2009.

Traditional foodstores in the U.S. sold $548 billion of retail food and nonfood products in 2009. Grocery stores, including supermarkets, accounted for the largest share of foodstore sales (89.6 percent), followed by convenience stores without gasoline (6.4 percent). Specialized foodstores, including meat and seafood markets, produce markets, retail bakeries, and candy and nut stores, accounted for the remaining 4 percent of the total. This chart is from the Food Marketing System in the U.S. briefing room on the ERS website, updated in November 2010.

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