Specialty Food Stores

Specialty Food Stores

Overview

The 19,300 specialty foods stores in the US sell produce, seafood, grocery, meat and poultry, bakery, prepared foods, specialty cheese, coffee and tea, nutritional supplements, vitamins, educational products, floral, and even certain household products. Most specialty food stores offer products deemed to be higher quality and premium-priced than traditional grocery stores.

Perishable Products

Specialty food stores typically carry more perishable products than traditional food retailers, often two-thirds or more of their product offerings.

Organic Demand Growth

Industry experts expect the average annual growth rate for all organic food sales to be about 10-12% through 2020.