Infographic: Do Consumers Really Have Freedom of Choice?

Groceries are big business for the United States. In fact, Americans spend roughly $603 billion on food annually. However, Finances Online reports that most of this market is controlled by just a few big companies.

Consequently, most of the products purchased by consumers often belong to a single food conglomerate. The financial website explores the question of whether freedom of choice is a reality or just an illusion. They conducted an analysis of food reports from the United States Department of Agriculture and other sources in order to develop the following infographic of today’s food industry.