WASHINGTON -- The median size of new supermarkets opened last year declined slightly more than 10% to 44,072, according to a study from the Food Marketing Institute, "Facts About Store Development 2001." fewer stores. The other 45% operated more than 11 or more stores. FMI also provided a breakdown of respondents based on retail sales: 55% had annual sales of less that $100 million; 15% had sales between $101 million and $1 billion; and 30% had sales of more than $1 billion. For the first ...

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