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World's Largest Retailers - The Biggest and Best Retail Chains in the U.S.

Global Powers of Retailing Global Retailing List Includes American Companies

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World's Largest Retailers - The Biggest and Best Retail Chains in the U.S.
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For top retail chains, retailing is a global endeavor. The biggest and best retail companies around the world find that they are both in partnership and in competition with other retailers for the attention and dollars of consumers around the world.

Each year Deloitte Touche Thmatsu and STORES Magazine publish the "Global Powers of Retailing" report which ranks top retail companies from around the world according to total annual sales. The following retail companies based in the U.S. are included on this prestigious list, which ranks the world's 250 largest retailers. The U.S. companies ranked on this world’s largest list vary somewhat from the annual Fortune 500 list, which is generally focused on publicly traded U.S. retail companies. Included in this global ranking are privately-held companies, and government retail operations

The number in the left column is the global ranking number assigned to the company, based on its sales figures, compared to other top retail organizations worldwide.

(See also Global Store Openings and Expansion.)

Retail Companies Based in the U.S. Ranked Among the 250 Largest Retailers In the World:


#1    Wal-Mart

#5    Home Depot, Inc.

#6    The Kroger Co.

#8    Target Corp.

#9    Costco Wholesale Corp.

#11   Walgreen Co.

#13   Sears Holdings Corp.

#15   Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

#17   CVS Caremark Corp.

#20   Safeway, Inc.

#24   BestBuy Co., Inc.

#27   SuperValu Inc.

#31   Macy’s, Inc.

#35   Rite Aid Corporation

#37   Publix Super Markets, Inc.

#41   JCPenney Co., Inc.

#44   TJX Companies, Inc.

#48   Kohl’s Corporation

#50   The Gap, Inc.

#55   Amazon.com, Inc.

#57   Meijer, Inc.

#59   Toys ‘R Us., Inc.

#61   H.E. Butt Grocery Company

#67   Staples, Inc.

#73   Circuit City Stores, Inc.

#79   Office Depot

#86   Dell Inc.

#87   Limited Brands, Inc.

#89   Dollar General Corporation

#92   Nordstrom, Inc.

#93   BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.

#101  QuikTrip Corporation

#102  Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)

#103  Menard, Inc.

#108  Liberty Media Corp. / QVC, Inc.

#109  Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.

#110  Dillard’s

#113  GameStop Corp.

#115  Bed Bath and Beyond, Inc.

#117  Alticor Inc. / Amway, Quixtar

#118  The Pantry, Inc.

#120  Family Dollar Stores, Inc.

#122  Giant Eagle, Inc.

#124  Whole Foods Market, Inc.

#136  Ross Stores, Inc.

#138  Albertson’s LLC

#142  Hy-Vee, Inc.

#143  OfficeMax, Inc.

#144  Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA)

#146  Blockbuster, Inc.

#148  AutoZone, Inc.

#150  Foot Locker, Inc.

#155  Barnes & Noble, Inc.

#157  RaceTrac Petroleum Inc.

#161  The Sherwin-Williams Company

#162  Longs Drug Stores Corporation

#163  Casey’s General Stores, Inc.

#164  Advance Auto Parts, Inc.

#165  PetSmart, Inc.

#166  Big Lots, Inc.

#169  Save Mart Supermarkets

#172  Wawa Inc.

#173  Wegmans Feed Markets, Inc.

#178  Neiman Marcus, Inc.

#182  RadioShack Corporation

#183  Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.

#186  Apple Inc. / Apple Stores

#191  Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

#192  Sheetz, Inc.

#193  Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc.

#195  Michaels Stores, Inc.

#197  Belk, Inc.

#198  Borders Group, Inc.

#200  Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

#205  Stater Bros. Holdings Inc.

#212  Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc.

#222  Raley’s Inc.

#223  Berkshire Hathaway Inc. / Retail

#224  Burlington Coat Factory Investments Holdings Inc.

#226  The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

#232  Ruddick Corporation / Harris Teeter

#233  Saks Incorporated

#243  WinCo Foods LLC

#245  American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

#246  Charming Shoppes, Inc.

#247  The Sports Authority, Inc.

#250  IAC/InteractiveCorp

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