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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Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018
May
2018
Jun.
2018

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

3,094.7 3,097.2 (p)3,098.5 (p)3,089.9

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

2,665.6 2,676.0 (p)2,696.4  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2017

Butchers and meat cutters

105,320

Cashiers

986,930

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

173,380

Food preparation workers

178,890

Stock clerks and order fillers

540,370

(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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Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018
May
2018

Average hourly earnings

$15.20 $15.10 $15.18 (p)$15.17

Average weekly hours

30.4 30.2 30.1 (p)30.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018
May
2018

Average hourly earnings

$13.22 $13.24 $13.27 (p)$13.32

Average weekly hours

28.2 28.2 28.3 (p)28.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2017
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Butchers and meat cutters

14.68 15.45 30,520 32,130

Cashiers

10.24 10.91 21,310 22,700

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

18.61 20.43 38,710 42,500

Food preparation workers

11.12 11.65 23,140 24,230

Stock clerks and order fillers

11.28 12.29 23,470 25,550

(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 2013 2014 2015 2016

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

46 69 58 71

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

Data series 2016

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

Total recordable cases

4.0

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

2.5

Cases involving days away from work

1.3

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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Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018
May
2018
Jun.
2018

Producer price index

(p)196.0 (p)194.2 (p)196.0 (p)198.1

Percent change from previous month

  (p)0.1% (p)-0.9% (p)0.9% (p)1.1%

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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1st quarter
2017
2nd quarter
2017
3rd quarter
2017
4th quarter
2017

Number of establishments

Private industry

(p)145,195 (p)146,262 (p)146,349 (p)146,202

Local government

(p)446 (p)445 (p)446 (p)448

State government

(p)420 (p)418 (p)419 (p)420

Federal government

(p)198 (p)197 (p)197 (p)197

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2014 2015 2016 2017

Labor productivity index, output per hour

99.926 102.131 106.869  

Percent change from previous year

-0.3 2.2 4.6  

Labor index, total labor hours

103.928 103.819 102.330 104.287

Percent change from previous year

3.0 -0.1 -1.4 1.9

Output index

103.851 106.031 109.360  

Percent change from previous year

2.7 2.1 3.1  

Unit labor costs index

109.054 111.858 110.648  

Percent change from previous year

1.7 2.6 -1.1  

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: July 13, 2018