A supermarket is a self-service shop offering a wide variety of food and household products, organized into aisles. It is larger and has a wider selection than a traditional grocery store, but is smaller and more limited in the range of merchandise than a hypermarket or big-box market.



1 aisle 2 shopper/customer 3 shopping basket 4 checkout line
5 checkout counter 6 conveyor belt 7 cash register 8 shopping cart
9 (chewing) gum 10 candy 11 coupons 12 cashier
13 paper bag 14 bagger/packer 15 express checkout (line) 16 tabloid (newspaper)
17 magazine 18 scanner 19 plastic bag 20 produce
21 manager 22 clerk 23 scale 24 can-return machine
25 bottle-return machine      

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

– Alcoholic beverages
– Baby foods and baby-care products such as disposable diapers
– Breads and bakery products
– Books, newspapers, and magazines, including supermarket tabloids
– Bulk dried foods such as legumes, flour, rice, etc.
– Canned goods and dried cereals
– CDs, audio cassettes, DVDs, and videos
– 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
– Flowers
– Frozen foods and crushed ice
– Fresh produce, fruits and vegetables
– Greeting cards
– House-cleaning products
– Housewares, dishware and cooking utensils (typically limited)
– Laundry products such as detergents and fabric softeners
– Luggage items (typically limited)
– Meats, fish and seafoods
– Medicines and first aid items
– Nonalcoholic beverages such as soft drinks, juices, and bottled water
– Personal hygiene and grooming products
– Pet foods and products
– Seasonal items and decorations
– Snack foods
– Tea and coffee
– Toys and novelties


A. This is a gigantic supermarket!
B. It is! Look at all the aisles!

A. This is a gigantic supermarket!
B. It is. Look at all the produce!