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Supermarket Workers

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Nearly 2.7 million people work as wage and salary employees of grocery stores, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2018, there were about 38,307 supermarkets in the United States with a total of more than  $701 billion in sales for that year, according to Progressive Grocer magazine. Supermarkets are located across the nation, in towns and cities. Some are part of a large chain such as Kroger, Wal-Mart Superstores, and Safeway. Other stores are part of smaller chains or are independently owned.

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