There are a number of Indian grocery stores (shops) in united states of America, Most of these stores stock all general grocery items used in Indian cooking like Dals, Desi Spices, Rice, Flours, Canned and Pickled items, Frozen Indian dishes, Indian Sweets, Utensils, etc. Some even sell a few fresh vegetables and video cassettes (DVD/VHS) of the latest hindi and regional movies not available at your regular supermarket.
Indian retailers are going through a transition phase not only in US but the world over. For a long time, the indian ethnic grocery store was the only choice available to the NRI Consumers. Today more and more Indian retail shops (Desi Shop) are coming into the market and regular supermarkets have started encroaching into the once monopoly of the traditional Indian food and grocery segment, bringing in competition and lower prices.