Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-155) 40 pp

June 2016

Updated Supermarket Shrink Estimates for Fresh Foods and Their Implications for ERS Loss-Adjusted Food Availability Data

ERS examines how using updated supermarket shrink-loss data in the agency's Loss-Adjusted Food Availability series would affect estimates of U.S. fresh food items available for consumption.

Keywords: Conversion factor, food availability, food loss, fruit, meat, poultry, retail, seafood, supermarket, vegetables

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Last updated: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

For more information contact: Jean C. Buzby, Jeanine Bentley, Beth Padera, Jennifer Campuzano, and Cara Ammon