The Raine & Horne Business Sales Database has examined businesses operating in the very general and broad category of food retailers. It has taken into account all forms of businesses selling food and includes those that may have been considered more specifically in other reviews. Our data suggests that the return has increased in this sector by approximately 70% over the last 20 years and values have lifted at a steady rate. Turnover has increased substantially, rents as a percentage of turnover are stable and the gross profit has lifted from 55% to 60% over the 20 years. Across the board food retailers seems to be achieving stable and consistent growth.