The Top 100 Retailers

September 26, 2013, by Ken Jorgustin

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The following list of the top 100 retailers illustrates where Americans are spending their money, and who the major companies are that facilitate the product pipeline of our modern survival…


 
Observations…

Walmart comprises 18% of all retail sales of the top 100 retailers.

The top 10 retailers account for 50% of all sales (of the top 100).

Total retail sales (in the USA) of the top 100 amount to $1.8 Trillion dollars.

 
Observations from a preparedness standpoint…

When most of one’s eggs are in one basket, and something happens to that basket…

It’s regrettable that the giants have pushed out so many of the little guys…

Walmart, being so dominant, is a bellweather of our economy.

The supermarkets that feed most Americans are Kroger, Safeway, and Publix.

Americans eat a-lot of fast/junk food (McDonald’s at #10).

If the numbers are upsetting… shop at Ma-and-Pa’s; support your local community.

The list tells us something about ourselves.

 

Rank Company Headquarters 2012 US Sales $B
1 Wal-Mart Bentonville, Ark. $328.7
2 Kroger Cincinnati $92.2
3 Target Minneapolis $72.0
4 Costco Issaquah, Wash. $71.0
5 The Home Depot Atlanta $66.0
6 Walgreen Deerfield, Ill. $65.0
7 CVS Caremark Woonsocket, R.I. $63.7
8 Lowe’s Mooresville, N.C. $49.4
9 Safeway Pleasanton, Calif. $37.5
10 McDonald’s Oak Brook, Ill. $35.6
11 Amazon.com Seattle, Wash. $34.4
12 Best Buy Richfield, Minn. $34.4
13 Sears Holdings Hoffman Estates, Ill. $30.7
14 Macy’s Cincinnati $27.6
15 Publix Lakeland, Fla. $27.5
16 SUPERVALU Eden Prairie, Minn. $27.5
17 Ahold USA / Royal Ahold Carlisle, Pa. $25.8
18 Rite Aid Camp Hill, Pa. $25.4
19 Apple Stores / iTunes Cupertino, Calif. $24.0
20 TJX Framingham, Mass. $19.4
21 Kohl’s Menomonee Falls, Wis. $19.3
22 Delhaize America Salisbury, N.C. $18.8
23 H-E-B San Antonio $18.2
24 YUM! Brands Louisville, Ky. $18.0
25 True Value Chicago $16.6
26 Dollar General Goodlettsville, Tenn. $16.0
27 Meijer Grand Rapids, Mich. $15.8
28 Wakefern / ShopRite Keasbey, N.J. $13.7
29 J.C. Penney Plano, Texas $12.9
30 BJ’s Wholesale Club Westborough, Mass. $12.5
31 Staples Framingham, Mass. $12.3
32 Subway Milford, Conn. $12.2
33 Gap San Francisco $12.0
34 Nordstrom Seattle $11.8
35 Whole Foods Market Austin, Texas $11.3
36 Bed Bath & Beyond Union, N.J. $10.9
37 7-Eleven Dallas $10.7
38 Aldi Batavia, Ill. $10.0
39 Ace Hardware Oak Brook, Ill. $10.0
40 Ross Stores Pleasanton, Calif. $9.7
41 L Brands (formerly Limited Brands) Columbus, Ohio $9.4
42 Family Dollar Stores Matthews, N.C. $9.3
43 Army Air Force Exchange Dallas $9.1
44 Wendy’s Dublin, Ohio $9.0
45 Bi-Lo (formerly Winn-Dixie Stores) Jacksonville, Fla. $9.0
46 Starbucks Seattle $8.8
47 Burger King Worldwide Miami $8.6
48 Menard Eau Claire, Wis. $8.4
49 Good Neighbor Pharmacy Chesterbrook, Pa. $8.4
50 Darden Restaurants Orlando $8.2
51 Verizon Wireless Basking Ridge, N.J. $8.0
52 Toys “R” Us Wayne, N.J. $8.0
53 Trader Joe’s Monrovia, Calif. $7.8
54 AT&T Wireless Dallas $7.6
55 Health Mart Systems Omaha, Neb. $7.4
56 Dollar Tree Chesapeake, Va. $7.3
57 Office Depot Boca Raton, Fla. $7.0
58 AutoZone Memphis $6.9
59 Giant Eagle O’Hara Township, Pa. $6.8
60 Wegmans Food Markets Rochester, N.Y. $6.7
61 Dunkin’ Brands Canton, Mass. $6.7
62 Barnes & Noble New York $6.5
63 DineEquity Glendale, Calif. $6.5
64 Dillard’s Little Rock, Ark. $6.5
65 A&P Montvale, N.J. $6.3
66 O’Reilly Automotive Springfield, Mo. $6.2
67 Advance Auto Parts Roanoke, Va. $6.2
68 GameStop Grapevine, Texas $6.1
69 Dick’s Sporting Goods Coraopolis, Pa. $5.8
70 PetSmart Phoenix $5.7
71 QVC West Chester, Pa. $5.6
72 Defence Commissary Agency Fort Lee, Va. $5.2
73 Big Lots Columbus, Ohio $5.2
74 Save Mart Modesto, Calif. $5.1
75 Sherwin-Williams Cleveland $5.0
76 WinCo Foods Boise, Idaho $4.9
77 OfficeMax Naperville, Ill. $4.8
78 Alimentation Couche-Tard Tempe, Ariz. $4.8
79 Tractor Supply Co. Brentwood, Tenn. $4.7
80 Chick-fil-A Atlanta $4.6
81 Harris Teeter Supermarkets Matthews, N.C. $4.5
82 Foot Locker New York $4.5
83 Dell Round Rock, Texas $4.4
84 Neiman Marcus Dallas $4.3
85 Hy-Vee W. Des Moines, Iowa $4.3
86 Brinker International Dallas $4.1
87 Burlington Coat Factory Burlington, N.J. $4.1
88 Michaels Stores Irving, Texas $4.0
89 Belk Charlotte, N.C. $4.0
90 Bloomin’ Brands Tampa, Fla. $3.9
91 Williams-Sonoma San Francisco $3.9
92 IKEA North America Conshohocken, Pa. $3.9
93 Roundy’s Supermarkets Milwaukee $3.9
94 Stater Bros. Holdings San Bernardino, Calif. $3.9
95 Sonic Oklahoma City, Okla. $3.8
96 Albertsons Boise, Idaho $3.7
97 Price Chopper Supermarkets Schenectady, N.Y. $3.6
98 RadioShack Fort Worth, Texas $3.6
99 Ingles Markets Black Mountain, N.C. $3.6
100 The Sports Authority Englewood, Colo. $3.5

All figures are estimates based on Kantar Retail research and company reports via STORES magazine.