A supermarket is an establishment for self-service retail sales with more than two thirds of its turnover in foodstuffs, and a sales area of between 400 and 2,500 m².
The sales areas differ according to States:
- Germany from 400 to 1 000 m²;
- Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg from 400 to 2 500 m²;
- Greece, Portugal from 200 m²;
- Ireland, Great Britain until 2 323 m²;
- Netherlands on average 300 m².