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Grocery stores (NAICS 4451)
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National sales for this industry are published monthly in the Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services Survey.


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KEY INDUSTRY STATISTICS

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United States
SALES ($ MILLIONS)



1997 2002 2007 02-07 % Chg
Number of establishments 96,542 95,362 90,391 -5.2%
Sales ($ Millions) 368,250 415,614 487,107 17.2%
Annual payroll ($ Millions) 37,426 44,576 49,897 11.9%
Total employment 2,643,608 2,576,066 2,551,212 -1.0%
Sales per establishment ($1,000) 3,814 4,358 5,389 23.6%
Sales per employee ($1,000) 139 161 191 18.3%
Sales per $ of payroll 9.8 9.3 9.8 4.7%
Payroll per employee ($) 14,157 17,304 19,558 13.0%
Employees per establishment 27.4 27.0 28.2 4.5%
Sales per capita ($) 1,382 1,444 1,617 11.9%
Population per establishment 2,760 3,017 3,333 10.5%
Source: 1997, 2002, and 2007 Economic Census
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All figures are in current dollars for the period shown, and do not reflect changes in prices.
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THE ECONOMIC CENSUS IS THE OFFICIAL 5-YEAR MEASURE OF AMERICAN BUSINESS
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SALES PER EMPLOYEE
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