Many shoppers use a cart when they go grocery shopping.
produce = fruit and vegetables
Stock clerks put the food on the shelves.
Shoppers weigh fruit, vegetables, and other items that are sold by the pound.
Grocery stores in the U.S. use pounds and ounces when indicating weight.
shelf / shelves
This customer is taking some food off of the shelf.
The shelves are full of food.
canned food / canned goods
A lot of food sold in a grocery store comes in a can.
A butcher works in the meat department.
He cuts, weighs, and packages meat.
Many stores have a deli section.
The word "deli" is short for delicatessen.
This is the part of the grocery store where you can buy cold cuts (meat), sandwiches, salads, and cheese.
The frozen food section has frozen pizza, juice, frozen entrees, vegetables, and ice cream.
|A cashier rings up the total sale at the checkout counter.|
bag / bag of groceries
bag = as a verb, it means to put the groceries into the bag.
In many stores, you can bag your own groceries, but some stores have employees do this work. They’re called baggers.
Return to food vocabulary