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Table 1 Classification of food stores

From: Classification bias in commercial business lists for retail food stores in the U.S.

Food store classification Ground-survey D&B list InfoUSA list
Store characteristics Primary SIC code Primary SIC code†
Convenience store · At most 2 cash register; and,
· No fresh meats; and,
· Less than 10 fruits and vegetables; and,
· Not a specialty food store
· 541102 (Convenience stores)
· 55410000 (Gasoline service stations)
· 55419901 (Filling stations, gasoline)
· 55419903 (Truck Stops)
· 541103 (Convenience stores)
· 554101 (Service stations-gasoline & oil)
· 554102 (Gas-diesel)
· 554103 (Truck stops & plazas)
Supermarket · 4 or more cash registers; and,
· Have at least two full services among butcher, deli, and bakery; and,
· 20 or more fruits and vegetables, and;
· Have fresh meats, and;
· Have fresh milk; and,
· Have a fresh produce section; and,
· Not a specialty food store
· 541101 (Supermarkets) · 541101 (Food markets)
· 541102 (Snack products)
· 541104 (Food products-retail)
· 541105 (Grocers-retail)
· 541106 (Markets-kosher)
· 541107 (Grocers-ethnic foods)
· 541108 (Grocers-health foods)
· 541108 (Grocers-take-out foods)
Grocery store · Not a convenience store; and,
· Not a supermarket; and,
· Not a specialty food store
· 541100 (Grocery stores)
· 541199 (Grocery stores, nec)
· Same as supermarket
Specialty food store · Bakery
· Meat/fish stores
· Fruit/vegetable stores
· Candy/nut stores
· Coffee/tea stores
· Other specialty stores
· 5421 (Meat and fish markets)
· 5431 (Fruit and vegetable market)
· 5441 (Candy, nut, and confectionary stores)
· 5451 (Dairy products stores)
· 5461 (Retail bakeries)
· 5499 (Miscellaneous food stores)
· 5421 (Meat and fish markets)
· 5431 (Fruit and vegetable market)
· 5441 (Candy, nut, and confectionary stores)
· 5451 (Dairy products stores)
· 5461 (Retail bakeries)
· 5499 (Miscellaneous food stores)
  1. † Supermarkets and grocery stores cannot be classified separately in the InfoUSA.