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 Subject: Statistic required on how many items on an average supermarket shelf Category: Business and Money > Advertising and Marketing Asked by: duffy3646-ga List Price: \$200.00 Posted: 05 Sep 2006 14:10 PDT Expires: 05 Oct 2006 14:10 PDT Question ID: 762490
 ```I need a statistic that shows how many more items are on an average supermarket shelf today vs over 10 years ago. It must be able to be credited to a source as I am going to use in a PowerPoint presentation. ie: There are 45,000 items on an average supermarket shelf today vs 5,000 in 1996." (THIS IS A SAMPLE THAT I MADE UP)``` Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 05 Sep 2006 14:33 PDT ```duffy3646-ga, I'll be researching your question for you, but it would be helpful to have a bit of clarification. Do you really want statistics for a typical supermarket *shelf*...??? Or did you mean to ask about the average number of items carried in a typical supermarket (i.e., in the whole store). If, in fact, you want shelf-specific stats, it would be helpful to understand why, and just what you consider to be a "shelf", for your purposes? Thanks, pafalafa-ga```
 ```Hello Duffy3646, The average number of products carried by a typical supermarket has more than tripled since 1980, from 15,000 to 50,000 Marion Nestle is Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University. She was managing editor of the 1988 Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health. Nestle is the author of Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (University of California Press, 2002). She spoke with NAH's Bonnie Liebman by telephone. ?Q: How do food companies entice us to buy junky foods? A: First, they supply an enormous variety of packaged foods--an estimated 320,000 at last count. The average number of products carried by a typical supermarket has more than tripled since 1980, from 15,000 to 50,000. In 1998 alone, manufacturers introduced more than 11,000 new foods. More than two-thirds of them were condiments, candy and snacks, baked goods, soft drinks, cheese products, and ice cream novelties--much of it loaded with empty calories.? Source: Marion Nestle "The soft sell: how the food industry shapes our diets". Nutrition Action Healthletter. Sept 2002. FindArticles.com. 12 Sep. 2006. http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0813/is_7_29/ai_90980246 ===================================== 2005 ? 45,000 items According to the Food Marketing Institute, the average # items carried in a supermarket in 2005 was 45,000. Food Marketing Institute http://www.fmi.org/facts_figs/superfact.htm According to the Food Marketing Industry Speaks, 2005 the average number of items (SKUs) carried in your typical supermarket was 45,000. http://www.fmi.org/facts_figs/faq/faq_18.htm The Food Retailing Industry Speaks 2005 http://www.fmi.org/forms/store/ProductFormPublic/search?action=1&Product_productNumber=2074 Page 19 - Number of SKUs http://www.fmi.org/forms/uploadFiles/1420600000000.toc.Speaks05_table_of_contents.pdf ===================================== 17,000 items in 1993 7,800 items in 1970 ?The average number of products carried by our supermarkets today has exploded from 7,800 in 1970 to almost 17,000 in 1993. Customers want and expect a variety of choices.? Article: Educate the consumer to become a better customer. Copyright: 1995 Prism Business Media Publication: Paper, Film & Foil Converter http://pffc-online.com/mag/paper_educate_consumer_become/ Want to use this article? Click here for option http://license.icopyright.net/user/tag.act?tag=3.5498%3ficx_id=pffc-online.com/mag/paper_educate_consumer_become/index.html ===================================== According to the Food Marketing Institute, 9,248 new food products were introduced in the year 2000 in the USA, while the average number of products carried by a typical supermarket of 44,843 sq. ft in the same year was 49,225. [113,114] 113 Food Marketing Institute; "Manufacturers Fine-Tune Product Introductions, Number of New Products Down Slightly"; New Products and Service, FMI; web site:www.fmi.org. 114 Food Marketing Institute;" Supermarket Facts. Industry Overview 2000"; Key Industry Facts, FMI Information Service, Nov. 2000. http://www.agrifood-forum.net/issues/consumption/paper.asp ===================================== ?The Brand Names Education Foundation (BNEF) estimates that the average supermarket carries 45,000 separate items, most of which are brand names. This figure is up from 12,000 to 15,000 items only 10 years ago, an indication of the explosive growth in brand names.? Infoplease http://www.infoplease.com/spot/trademarks1.html Search terms: "average number of products carried" supermarket I hope the information provided is helpful! Best regards, Bobbie7```
 duffy3646-ga rated this answer: `Thanks. Just what I wanted.`