Grocery sales for 2002 -- encompassing volume from supermarkets, supercenters, warehouse clubs and convenience stores -- totaled $728.7 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce and other sources. the grocery sales total, based on their total company volumes. Those shares may slightly overstate certain market shares, however, because several companies do a large portion of sales in non-grocery merchandise -- Wal-Mart Supercenters, Costco, Sam's Clubs, ...

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