Monday, August 18, 2014

Grocery dominates Top 100 Retailers list

The National Retail Federation released its Top 100 U.S. Retailers list, with Walmart on top with $334 billion in sales, about three-and-a-half times the sales of runner-up Kroger.

As a merchandise segment, grocery continues to prove that it's a driving force. According to the study, eight of the nation's 10 largest retailers drive a significant portion of store traffic with groceries. In total, 37 of the Top 100 retailers include groceries in their merchandise mix, and more than 20 can be classified as supermarkets.

Here are the top 10:

Walmart - $334 billion
Kroger - $94 billion
Costco - $75 billion
Target - $71 billion
The Home Depot - $70 billion
Walgreens - $68 billion
CVS Caremark - $66 billion
Lowe's - $52 billion
Amazon.com - $44 billion
Safeway - $38 billion

Other food retailers on the list include the following:

13: Publix - $29 billion
17: Ahold USA - $26 billion
21: Albertsons - $19 billion
23: Delhaize America - $19 billion
25: Dollar General - $17.5 billion
28: Wakefern/ShopRite - $14 billion
29: BJ's Wholesale - $13 billion
32: Whole Foods Market - $12.5 billion
37: Supervalu - $11 billion
38: Aldi - $11 billion
40: Family Dollar - $10 billion
50: Trader Joe's - $8 billion
62: Wegmans - $7 billion

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