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2010 World's Largest Discount Store Chains - Complete List Biggest Discounters

Global Stores with Discount Merchandise on the 2010 Global Powers Retailing List

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2010 World's Largest Discount Store Chains - Complete List Biggest Discounters
© Barbara Farfan for About.com
Updated June 10, 2014
Many of the world's largest hypermarkets are also discount stores. But not all of the world's largest discount store chains are hypermarkets. Discount stores are defined by their pricing model, which is substantially lower than their competitors. The prices of most of the merchandise in a discount store are below manufacturer's suggested retail prices.

Six of the fourteen discount store chains that are the largest in the world are located in Europe. The U.S. has only three retail chains that are strictly discount chains on the current world's largest list. Most of the largest discount chains in the U.S. are classified as hypermarkets.

What follows is the complete list of discount store retail chains ranked on the 2010 Global Powers of Retailing list. The number in the left column is the global ranking number assigned to the company, based on its revenue figures, compared to other top retail organizations worldwide.

Discount Retail Chains Ranked Among the 250 Largest Retailers In the World:

5      Schwarz Unternehmens Treuhand KG
Germany
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9      Aldi GmbH & Company oHG
Germany
>> See complete list of largest retail companies in Europe >>

78    Dansk Supermarked A/S
Denmark
>> See complete list of largest retail companies in Denmark >>

82    Dollar General Corp.
U.S.
>> See complete list of largest retail companies in the U.S. >>

88    Reitangruppen AS
Norway
>> See complete list of largest retail companies in Norway >>

94    Jeronimo Martins, SGPS S.A.
Portugal
>> See complete list of largest retail companies in Portugal >>

104  X5 Retail Group N.V.
Russia
>> See complete list of largest retail companies in Asia >>

118  Hudson's Bay Trading Company, L.P.
U.S.
>> See complete list of largest retail companies in North America >>

126  Family Dollar Stores, Inc.
U.S.

163  Norma Lebensmittelfilliabetrieb, GmbH & Company KG
Germany

171  Don Quijote Company, Ltd.
Japan
>> See complete list of largest retail companies in Japan >>

174  Big Lots, Inc.
U.S.

200  Lojas Americanas S.A.
Brazil
>> See complete list of largest retail companies in South America >>

202  Distribucion y Servicio DGS S.A.
Chile

241  BIM (Birleski Magazalar A.A.)
Turkey

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