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Hot 100 Retailers

Hot 100 Retailers

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STORES Magazine’s annual list of Hot 100 Retailers is a ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing retailers by year-over-year domestic sales growth.

Hot 100 Retailers 2016


One glance at STORES’ Hot 100 Retailers chart shows that food retailing is thriving. Nearly a quarter of the country’s fastest-growing retail businesses last year were supermarkets. “The supermarket channel remains remarkably vibrant,” says John Rand, senior vice president of retail insights for Kantar Retail.

“As a response to the many obvious challenges to the traditional business, many supermarket retailers are in a high state of activity as they seek to differentiate, adopt new practices and reconsider their brand and shopper focus.”

About one in five supermarket operators is “firmly positioned” as a premium grocer; Rand says this group enjoyed a collective compound annual growth rate above 5.5 percent. Read more and view this year’s list.

Hot 100 Highlights

As part of this year’s Hot 100, STORES Magazine takes a deep dive into several retail segments. These highlights also show the fastest-growing restaurants and the consistently hot companies that have appeared on the list every year.

Previous Editions


U.S. sales include 50 States and District of Columbia; sales in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam have been estimated and removed if reported as part of the U.S. business segment for that company.

All retail sales estimates exclude wholesale and non-retail services (not sold at store); but include online retail sales.

Fuel sales are included, except where revenues of fuel exceed 50 percent of average store revenues; in this case, sales are reported exclusive of fuel sales.

All figures are estimates based on Kantar Retail research and company reports.

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