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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.