Dollar Sales $6,494,439,000 % Change From Last Year 0.6
o supermarkets, though it only grew 0.6% for the 52 weeks ended June 13. Sales weren't any crunchier for the combined food/drug/mass channels, increasing a mere 0.4% to $7 billion for the same period.
Indeed, growth has been fairly flat over the IRI survey period. Supermarket sales increased 1.8% in calendar year 2003, after falling in calendar year 2002 by 1.7%. The F/D/MX category as a whole followed this movement,