Foodstuffs vs Grocery - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between foodstuffs and grocery
is that foodstuffs
is while grocery
is (usually groceries) retail foodstuffs and other household supplies.
(usually groceries) retail foodstuffs and other household supplies.
* 1850 , '', ''The present time
- Where ten thousand pounds can be employed in the grocery trade, the wages of the grocer's labour make but a very trifling addition...
A shop or store that sells groceries; a grocery store.
- Did not cotton spin itself, beef grow, and groceries and spiceries come in from the East and the West, quite comfortably by the side of shams?
- I observed that the vitals of the village were the grocery , the bar-room, the post-office, and the bank...
When referring to goods, the singular form is primarily used attributively, as in a grocery bill, a grocery list, etc. The plural form, groceries, is much more frequently used to refer to actual goods, especially in the US.
* (retail foodstuffs and household supplies) commodities, general goods, groceries, packaged goods
* (store that sells groceries) general store, grocery store, market, supermarket