The Top 50 Retailers in the US

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Retailers range in size from behemoth companies like Wal-Mart to mom and pop shops on the corner. Keeping up with the top players in the retail industry is an important consideration for almost any retailer. It provides a way to benchmark your own success, as well as the means to analyze which companies are moving up, what they are doing right, and what companies falling in the rankings are doing wrong. It is also astounding to see the sales volume some of these companies enjoy. According to the National Retail Federation, the top 50 retailers in the U.S. for 2014 (the most recent year for which stats are available) are as follows:

1 Wal-Mart Bentonville, Ark
2 Kroger Cincinnati, Ohio
3 Costco Issaquah, Wash.
4 Target Minneapolis
5 The Home Depot Atlanta
6 Walgreens Deerfield, III
7 CVS Caremark Woonsocket, R.I.
8 Lowe’s Mooresville, N.C
9 Seattle
10 Safeway Pleasanton, Calif
11 McDonald’s Oak Brook, III
12 Best Buy Richfield, Minn.
13 Publix Lakeland, Fla
14 Macy’s Cincinnati, Ohio
15 Apple Stores / iTunes Cupertino, Calif.
16 Sears Holdings Hoffman Estates, III
17 Ahold USA / Royal Ahold Carlisle, Pa.
18 Rite Aid Camp Hill, Pa
19 TJX Framingham, Mass
20 H-E-B San Antonio
21 Albertsons Boise, Idaho
22 Kohl’s Menomonee Falls, Wis.
23 Delhaize America Salisbury, N.C.
24 YUM! Brands Louisville, Ky.
25 Dollar General Goodlettsville, Tenn
26 Meijer Grand Rapids, Mich
27 True Value Chicago
28 Wakefern / Shoprite Keasbey, N.J.
29 BJ’s Wholesale Club Westborough, Mass
30 Gap San Francisco
31 Subway Milford, Conn.
32 Whole Foods Market Austin, Texas
33 Nordstrom Seattle
34 J.C. Penney Plano, Texas
35 7-Eleven Dallas
36 Bed Bath & Beyond Union, N.J.
37 SUPERVALU Eden Prairie, Minn.
38 Aldi Batavia, III
39 Ace Hardware Oak Brook, III
40 Family Dollar Stores Matthews, N.C.
41 Ross Stores Pleasanton, Calif.
42 Starbucks Seattle
43 L Brands Columbus, Ohio
44 BI-LO Jacksonville, Fla.
45 Wendy’s Dublin, Ohio
46 Menards Eau Claire, Wis.
47 Staples Framingham, Mass.
48 Army Air Force Exchange Dallas
49 Burger King Miami
50 Trader Joe’s Monrovia, Calif.