Supermarkets and grocery stores focus on delivering the convenience of one-stop food and beverage shopping. Generally self-service, these businesses are often supported by large teams of staff that are split into different operational areas.
More than 18,000 South Australians work in the sector - nearly one in every five retail employees.
Apart from offering a broad range of traditional grocery products alongside fresh fruit and vegetables in self-service aisles, today's supermarkets also have serviced specialty departments such as a bakery; butcher; delicatessen; seafood and organic produce. Some even have on-site cafés! A large supermarket will carry about 30,000 products!
South Australians spend more than $490 million each month in more than 500 supermarkets and grocery stores.
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