Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Six "traditional" supermarkets among Top 20 U.S. Retailers

The National Retail Federation released its annual Top 100 Retailers list, and Wal-Mart remains at the top by a comfortable margin (nearly four times the annual sales of the #2 retailer). As usual, traditional supermarkets made a strong showing, taking six of the top 20 spots.

It wasn't supermarkets, though, that caused much of the buzz generated by the list (published in the July issue of Stores Magazine and based on 2010 sales figures). Two retailers - Amazon.com and Apple Stores - made big jumps from last year's list. Amazon jumped from #26 to #19, as U.S. sales grew 46.2% to $18.5 billion. And Apple Stores climbed more than 30 spots to #21, as U.S. sales increased 32.3% to $18 billion.

Here is the top 10:

#1 - Wal-Mart
#2 - Kroger
#3 - Target
#4 - Walgreens
#5 - The Home Depot
#6 - Costco
#7 - CVS Caremark
#8 - Lowe's
#9 - Best Buy
#10 - Sears Holdings

Here are the supermarkets in the top 20 (and local brands in parenthesis):

#2 - Kroger
#11 - Safeway (Genuardi's)

#12 - Supervalu (Acme, Save-A-Lot)
#14 - Publix
#16 - Ahold USA (Giant)
#18 - Delhaize America (Bottom Dollar)

Also on the list:
#29 - ShopRite
#31 - BJ's Wholesale Club
#38 - Whole Foods
#42 - Aldi
#45 - A&P (Super Fresh, Pathmark)
#55 - Trader Joe's
#65 - Wegmans

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