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Largest Canada, U.S. Grocery Retailers - Walmart, Kroger, Costco, Target, Loblaw

Top Retail Chains Selling Food & Groceries 2010 - 2013 Comparison Sales Volume

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Largest Canada, U.S. Grocery Retailers - Walmart, Kroger, Costco, Target, Loblaw
© Barbara Farfan for About.com
Updated April 09, 2014
The top grocery retailers in the U.S. and Canada include Walmart, Kroger, Costco, Target and Loblaw, when “top” is measured by sales volume, according to Supermarket News. There are major discrepancies when comparing this annual Supermarket News ranking list and the Largest U.S. Supermarket and Grocery Chains list published each year by the Deloitte and STORES Magazine. The biggest difference is the inclusion of retailers like Walmart, Costco, and Target which retail groceries and foods, but are classified as hypermarkets and department stores. The World’s Largest Supermarkets list includes only retail chains with groceries and food as the primary product. The second major difference between the two lists is the inclusion of both American and Canadian retailers on “top” list, while the “world’s largest” list includes only U.S. grocery stores and supermarkets.

What follows is a chart which contains the rankings for the 2013 Top Retailers of Grocery Products in the U.S. and Canada, along with a four-year comparison for each of those retailers based on annual sales volume. Comparing the rankings over a four-year period reveals sales trends for each chain and how it is faring against its competitors.

The top grocery retailers comparison list that follows is arranged according to the 2013 rankings, with the top retail chain listed first.

Top Retail Chains Selling Food & Groceries - 2010 - 2013 Comparison By Sales Volume:

Wal-Mart
2013 - #1
2012 - #1
2011 - #1

Kroger
2013 - #2
2012 - #2
2011 - #2

Costco Wholesale
2013 - #3
2012 - #3
2011 - #3

Target
2013 - #4
2012 - #4
2011 - N/A

Safeway
2013 - #5
2012 - #5
2011 - #4

Supervalu
2013 - #6
2012 - #6
2011 - #5

Loblaw
2013 - #7
2012 - #7
2011 - #6

Publix Super Markets
2013 - #8
2012 - #8
2011 - #7

Ahold USA
2013 - #9
2012 - #9
2011 - #8

7-Eleven
2013 - #10
2012 - #12
2011 - #13

Delhaize America
2013 - #12
2012 - #11
2011 - #10

H-E-B
2013 - #13
2012 - #13
2011 - #11

Sobeys
2013 - #14
2012 - #14
2011 - #12

Dollar General
2013 - #15
2012 - #15
2011 - #15

Meijer
2013 - #16
2012 - #16
2011 - #14

Wakefern Food Corp (ShopRite, PriceRite)
2013 - #17
2012 - #17
2011 - #16

Metro
2013 - #18
2012 - #19
2011 - #17

Whole Foods Market
2013 - #19
2012 - #20
2011 - #19

BJ’s Wholesale Club
2013 - #20
2012 - #18
2011 - #17

Trader Joe’s
2013 - #21
2012 - #22
2011 - #21

Bi-Lo
2013 - #22
2012 - #47
2011 - #52

Giant Eagle
2013 - #23
2012 - #21
2011 - #20

Family Dollar
2013 - #24
2012 - #23
2011 - #23

Aldi
2013

2013 - #25
2012 - #25
2011 - #26

Hy-Vee
2013 - #26
2012 - #26
2011 - #25

Wegmans Food Markets
2013 - #28
2012 - #29
2011 - #28

Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company
2013 - #29
2012 - #28
2011 - #22

WinCo Foods
2013 - #30
2012 - #30
2011 - #30

United Natural Foods
2013 - #31
2012 - #31
2011 - #32

Nash Finch
2013 - #32
2012 - #32
2011 - #29

Harris Teeter Supermarkets
2013 - #33
2012 - #34
2011 - #35

Save Mart Supermarkets
2013 - #34
2012 - #33
2011 - #31

Albertsons
2013 - #35
2012 - #35
2011 - #33

Demoulas Market Basket
2013 - #36
2012 - #41
2011 - #41

Roundy’s Supermarkets
2013 - #37
2012 - #36
2011 - #36

Price Chopper Supermarkets
2013 - #38
2012 - #38
2011 - #38

Stater Bros. Markets
2013 - #39
2012 - #38
2011 - #37

Ingles Markets
2013 - #41
2012 - #40
2011 - #39

Overwaitea Foods
2013 - #42
2012 - #42
2011 - #42

Raley’s
2013 - #43
2012 - #45
2011 - #43

Houchens Industries
2013 - #45
2012 - #46
2011 - #45

Tops Friendly Markets
2013 - #46
2011 - #48

Weis Markets
2013 - #47
2011 - #46

Spartan Stores
2013 - #48
2012 - #48
2011 - #47

Schnuck Markets
2013 - #49
2011 - #49

K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City)
2013 - #52
2012 - #55
2011 - #56

Associated Food Stores
2013 - #53
2012 - #54
2011 - #54

Brookshire Grocery
2013 - #54
2012 - #53
2011 - #53

Central Grocers
2013

2013 - #55
2012 - #56
2011 - #55

Smart & Final
2013 - #56
2012 - #57
2011 - #50

Sprouts Farmers Market
2013 - #57
2012 - #68

99 Cents Only Stores
2013 - #59
2012 - #62
2011 - #61

Bashas’
2013 - #61
2012 - #59
2011 - #58

Big Y Foods
2013 - #62
2012 - #61
2011 - #59

Saker ShopRite
2013 - #63
2012 - #63
2011 - #62

United Supermarkets (Market Street, Amigos)
2013 - #64
2012 - #66
2011 - #65

Superior Grocers
2013 - #66
2012 - #74
2011 - #70

Village Super Market
2013 - #67
2012 - #65
2011 - #66

Piggly Wiggly Midwest
2013 - #68
2012 - #64
2011 - #64

Woodman's Markets
2013 - #69
2011 - #75

Brookshire Brothers
2013 - #70
2012 - #69
2011 - #63

The Fresh Market
2013 - #71

Grocery Outlet
2013 - #72
2011 - #74

Coborn’s
2013 - #73
2012 - #70
2011 - #71

Inserra Supermarkets (ShopRite)
2013 - #74
2012 - #71
2011 - #69

Marsh Supermarkets
2013 - #75
2012 - #72
2011 - #68

Winn Dixie
2013 - N/A
2012 - #27
2011 - #27

PAQ (Food 4 Less)
2013 N/A
2012 - #73

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market
2013 N/A
2012 - #75

Fareway Stores
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - #73 a>

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