Supermarket sales outpaced all retail over 5-year period

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Supermarket sales outpaced overall retail sales between 2007 and 2012, though sales at supercenters and warehouse clubs grew even faster, according to preliminary findings of the U.S. Government’s “2012 Census of Retail Trade.”
Sales of supermarkets and other grocery stores, excluding convenience stores, grew by 15.2{845d44a2f09c0018d802e19e78941a85dc2180e4ed7410cee0b34e8cb134ecea} during the five-year period — nearly twice as much as all retail trade, which grew by 7.8{845d44a2f09c0018d802e19e78941a85dc2180e4ed7410cee0b34e8cb134ecea}, the study said. However, sales at warehouse clubs and supercenters increased 25.1{845d44a2f09c0018d802e19e78941a85dc2180e4ed7410cee0b34e8cb134ecea} during the period.  Supermarket News – Read more…

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