NRF’s annual list of Hot Retailers is a ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing retailers by year-over-year domestic sales growth.
It’s somewhat fitting that as NRF’s Hot 25 Retailers was being finalized, the United States was experiencing record-setting heat.
But in their own way, the Hot 25 were more like summer days dotted by a cool breeze. There’s nothing scorching here. Consider this: In 2022, all 25 retailers on the list saw sales growth above 25%. Harbor Freight Tools, which was the hottest of the hot in 2022, saw growth above 93%.
Hot 25 Retailers FAQs
Who compiles the list?
The Hot 25 Retailers list is released annually by NRF and compiled by Kantar, a global marketing, insight and consultancy company.
What is the list based on?
The Hot 25 Retailers are determined by year-over-year percentage increases in domestic sales. The focus on growth rate highlights hot, growing companies without being overpowered by the largest retailers in the United States. For a full explanation of the methodology, click here.
When is the list released?
The Hot 25 Retailers list is released annually in early August.
Where can I find previous years’ lists?
Previous Hot 25 Retailers lists can be found here. (Prior to 2021, NRF compiled an annual list of the 100 fastest-growing retailers.)
How can I update my company’s information?
To update your company’s information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
My company is on the list! How can I promote it?
Congratulations! NRF has created a Hot 25 Retailers toolkit that includes social media graphics, sample social media posts and a badge to display on your website. Email email@example.com for more information and to receive your toolkit.
For additional questions, please contact NRF’s media relations team at firstname.lastname@example.org.