Some basic facts about Supermarkets:
The supermarket industry employs 4.8 Million people
Average size of a traditional supermarket is 51,507 square feet
Average weekly sales per supermarket equals $638,756
30% of transactions are made using self-checkout systems
This data comes from FMI – The Food Industry Association (formerly Food Marketing Institute) which provides an overview of supermarket operations and consumer data culled from research reports and supermarket trade publications. Data are updated as figures are released, usually during the second half of the year. Get topline supermarket operations and consumer data from FMI’s research team.