Bar chart with 12 groups with 2 items per group.

Growth of sales at grocery stores, 2000-11
While inflation-adjusted growth was negative during 2008-09, sales growth rebounded to positive levels in 2010 and 2011

Annual percent change
Group 1, 2000.
Item 1, Current 1.6.
Item 2, Inflation adjusted, 2000 base -1.
Group 2, 2001.
Item 1, Current 4.
Item 2, Inflation adjusted, 2000 base 0.7.
Group 3, 2002.
Item 1, Current 0.2.
Item 2, Inflation adjusted, 2000 base -1.1.
Group 4, 2003.
Item 1, Current 2.3.
Item 2, Inflation adjusted, 2000 base 0.5.
Group 5, 2004.
Item 1, Current 3.1.
Item 2, Inflation adjusted, 2000 base -0.1.
Group 6, 2005.
Item 1, Current 4.
Item 2, Inflation adjusted, 2000 base 2.
Group 7, 2006.
Item 1, Current 3.
Item 2, Inflation adjusted, 2000 base 1.
Group 8, 2007.
Item 1, Current 4.4.
Item 2, Inflation adjusted, 2000 base 0.7.
Group 9, 2008.
Item 1, Current 4.1.
Item 2, Inflation adjusted, 2000 base -1.4.
Group 10, 2009.
Item 1, Current -0.1.
Item 2, Inflation adjusted, 2000 base -1.8.
Group 11, 2010.
Item 1, Current 1.7.
Item 2, Inflation adjusted, 2000 base 0.8.
Group 12, 2011.
Item 1, Current 4.9.
Item 2, Inflation adjusted, 2000 base 0.8.

Sources: USDA, ERS calculations using data from U.S. Census Bureau, Economic Census of Retail Trade, Merchandise Line Sales, 1997, 2002, 2007; and Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index, 2000-2011.