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.