This chart presents Expenses and Profit Margin data from the 2007 Nutrition Business Journal/Natural Foods Merchandiser survey of natural products retailers. Chart contains data for years 1999 through 2007.
This summary of profit & expense line items at the Natural Products Retail level details:
- Average store revenue
- Cost of goods sold
- Storewide gross profit margin
- Payroll expense
- Utility expense
- Advertising and promotion
- Other expenses
- Net profit
Survey findings are presented in total and for 3 store types: Natural Food Stores, Health Food Stores and VMS Stores.
*Natural Food Stores are defined as stores with 40% or less of their total sales from supplements. Data is presented for 3 sizes of natural food stores.
*Health Food Stores are defined as stores with 40% to 80% or more of their total sales from supplements. Data is presented for 3 sizes of health food stores.
*VMS Stores are defined as collecting 80% or more of their total sales from supplement sales. Data is presented for 2 sizes of VMS stores.
The figures presented in this chart are the result of surveys and may vary annually in ways that may not be indicative of broader retail or industry trends.