Number of grocery stores

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How many grocery stores are there?

37000 in the US

It is widely known the fact that a grocery store is a retail store that sells food and other non-food items. The main idea is that all the large grocery stores that stock products other than food, such as clothing or household items are called supermarkets.  Statistics show that in 2002 there were 37000 supermarkets in the United States of America.  The sales exceeded $602.609 billion.  It is interesting to know that the first self-service grocery store, Piggly Wiggly, was opened in 1916 in Memphis.


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