Supermarket - Typical Supermarket Merchandise

Typical Supermarket Merchandise

Larger supermarkets in North America and in Europe typically sell a great number of items among many brands, sizes and varieties, including:

  • Alcoholic beverages (as state/provincial and/or local laws allow)
  • Baby foods and baby-care products such as disposable diapers
  • Breads and bakery products (many stores may have a bakery on site that offers specialty and dessert items)
  • Books, newspapers, and magazines, including supermarket tabloids
  • Bulk dried foods such as legumes, flour, rice, etc. (typically available for self-service)
  • Canned goods and dried cereals
  • CDs, Audio cassettes, DVDs, and videos (including video rentals)
  • Cigarettes and other tobacco products
  • Confections and candies
  • Cosmetics
  • Dairy products and eggs
  • Delicatessen foods (ready-to-eat)
  • Diet foods
  • Electrical products such as light bulbs, extension cords, etc.
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Financial services and products such as mortgages, credit cards, savings accounts, wire transfers, etc. (typically offered in-store by a partnering bank or other financial institution)
  • Flowers
  • Frozen foods and crushed ice
  • Fresh produce, fruits and vegetables
  • Greeting cards
  • House-cleaning products
  • Housewares, Dishware and cooking utensils, etc. (typically limited)
  • Laundry products such as detergents, fabric softeners, etc.
  • Lottery tickets (where operational and legal)
  • Luggage items (typically limited)
  • Meats, fish and seafoods (some stores may offer live fish and seafood items from aquarium tanks)
  • Medicines and first aid items (primarily over-the-counter drugs, although many supermarkets also have an on-site pharmacy)
  • Nonalcoholic beverages such as soft drinks, juices, bottled water, etc. (some stores may have a juice bar that prepares ready-to-drink freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, etc.)
  • Personal hygiene and grooming products
  • Pet foods and products
  • Seasonal items and decorations
  • Snack foods
  • Tea and Coffee (some stores may have a commercial-style grinder, typically available for self-service, and/or a staffed coffee bar that prepares ready-to-drink coffee and tea beverages)
  • Toys and novelties

In some countries, the range of supermarket merchandise is more strictly focused on food products, although the range of goods for sale is expanding in many locations as typical store sizes continue to increase globally.

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