There are more than 38,000 supermarkets in the U.S. The vast majority of these – over 25,000 – are so-called conventional or traditional markets. The Food Marketing Institute defines these as stores offering a full line of groceries, meat, and produce, and generating annual sales of at least $2 million.
About another 3,500 supermarkets are categorized as specializing in natural and/or gourmet foods. These stores are often known for higher quality fruits and vegetables, and their knowledgeable customers know how to pick the best produce…[READ MORE]