Updated August 31, 2012UPDATE: Click for the 2011 Largest Australian Retail Chains and Companies List >>
Even though it is at the bottom of the continental population list, Australia’s rank is high on the list of the world’s largest retailers. Australian retailers do not have prominence on other continents, but within its own borders, retailing is the largest employer, with an estimated 50% of the population having worked in retail at some time in their career.
Each year a “Global Powers of Retailing” report is compiled by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and STORES Magazine, ranking retailers from all over the world according to total revenue. In 2010, the 13th annual list was released, ranking 250 retailers from 32 different countries.
What follows is the largest retail companies with headquarters in Australia. This 2010 Global Powers of Retailing list reflects the revenue that was generated in 2009, which was still a year of intense global retailing recession.
(See also Global Store Openings and Expansion.)
Largest Retail Companies in Australia:
Australia Top Global Retail Ranking #26 - Woolworths Ltd.
Convenience/ Forecourt Store, Discount Department Store, Electronics Specialty, Other Specialty, Supermarket
Global Retail Ranking #28 – Westamers Ltd.
Supermarket - Total number of Australian retailers on the 2010 Global Powers of Retailing List – 2
More Largest Retailers in the World Lists:
- Largest Retail Companies in North America
- Largest Retail Companies in Europe
- Largest Retail Companies in Asia
- Largest Retail Companies in South America
- Largest Retail Companies in Africa
- Complete List of Largest Retail Companies Arranged by Country