A couple days ago, the Wall Street Journal ran a story that started as follows
As the story points out, the government's data ignores sales from some major grocery establishments like Wal-Mart.
This is an issue we've been tracking in the Food Demand Survey (FooDS) for over two years now. Our data from a nationally representative sample of consumers show it's not even close. People spend a lot more money on food at home. Here's the data from our second annual report.
Our most recent release, just a couple days ago shows at home consumption at about $96/week and away from home at about $53/week.
Thus, our data clearly supports the conclusion drawn by Jo Craven McGinty in the WSJ: