Food and Beverage Stores: NAICS 445

About the Food and Beverage Stores subsector

The food and beverage stores subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Food and Beverage Stores subsector usually retail food and beverages merchandise from fixed point-of-sale locations. Establishments in this subsector have special equipment (e.g., freezers, refrigerated display cases, refrigerators) for displaying food and beverage goods. They have staff trained in the processing of food products to guarantee the proper storage and sanitary conditions required by regulatory authority.

North American Industry Classification System

The food and beverage stores subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Grocery Stores: NAICS 4451
  • Specialty Food Stores: NAICS 4452
  • Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores: NAICS 4453

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in food and beverage stores. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

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Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

3,097.0 3,098.7 (p)3,098.1 (p)3,099.9

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

2,722.2 2,682.0 (p)2,670.6  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2016

Butchers and meat cutters

109,100

Cashiers

982,850

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

168,020

Food preparation workers

170,830

Stock clerks and order fillers

535,800

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for food and beverage stores.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in food and beverage stores.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017

Average hourly earnings

$14.65 $14.58 $14.74 (p)$14.73

Average weekly hours

29.8 29.9 29.5 (p)29.7

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017

Average hourly earnings

$12.84 $12.80 $12.92 (p)$12.92

Average weekly hours

27.9 28.1 27.8 (p)27.7

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2016
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Butchers and meat cutters

14.22 15.06 29,580 31,320

Cashiers

10.00 10.70 20,800 22,250

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

18.60 20.20 38,680 42,020

Food preparation workers

10.50 11.15 21,840 23,190

Stock clerks and order fillers

10.81 11.86 22,490 24,680

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in food and beverage stores. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2012 2013 2014 2015

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

67 46 69 58

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

Data series 2015

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

Total recordable cases

4.2

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

2.6

Cases involving days away from work

1.4

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.2

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Prices

This section provides industry-specific pricing information. The producer price index measures the percentage change in prices that domestic producers receive for goods and services. The prices included in the producer price index are from the first commercial transaction.

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Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017

Producer price index

(p)186.6 (p)190.0 (p)190.1 (p)192.3

Percent change from previous month

  (p)-1.2% (p)1.8% (p)0.1% (p)1.2%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in food and beverage stores. Also included in this section is information on productivity, presented as the rate of change in output per hour of workers in the industry.

Establishments

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4th quarter
2015
1st quarter
2016
2nd quarter
2016
3rd quarter
2016

Number of establishments

Private industry

146,120 (p)144,751 (p)146,040 (p)146,254

Local government

445 (p)444 (p)444 (p)443

State government

416 (p)417 (p)420 (p)418

Federal government

199 (p)199 (p)198 (p)198

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2012 2013 2014 2015

Labor productivity index, output per hour

99.078 100.301 100.034 102.737

Percent change from previous year

-2.0 1.2 -0.3 2.7

Labor index, total labor hours

100.895 100.890 103.928 103.931

Percent change from previous year

3.0 0.0 3.0 0.0

Output index

99.964 101.194 103.963 106.776

Percent change from previous year

0.9 1.2 2.7 2.7

Unit labor costs index

107.679 107.146 108.929 110.979

Percent change from previous year

2.1 -0.5 1.7 1.9

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

Other BLS Resources

Career Guide to Industries

See grocery stores in the Career Guide to Industries.

 

Data extracted on: April 26, 2017