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It’s no longer bricks-and-mortar versus e-commerce — omnichannel is the path to success. As measured by STORES’ annual Top 100 Retailers report, compiled by Kantar, the evolution of the retail industry displays the fitness and survival skills of some long-time inhabitants. For the most part, chart-topping stalwarts — Wal-Mart, Kroger, Costco, The Home Depot, Target, Walgreen and CVS — have maintained dominance through an ability to meet consumers’ changing desires, including their appetites for online shopping and digital interaction. Read more about the Top 100 Retailers 2015 and view this year's list.
What does it mean to be a "Power Player" in the retail industry? STORES Magazine takes a look at the leaders in key segments — from department stores to health and beauty to electronics and entertainment. Check out the retailers with U.S. sales equal to or greater than 10 percent of the sales of the category leader. View the 2015 Power Players.
The Top 100 Retailers are ranked by 52/53-week annual retail sales. In almost all instances, sales used to rank companies are for retail activity in the United States only; footnotes are provided when this is not the case. To arrive at U.S. retail sales figures, a variety of estimation techniques are applied based on publicly disclosed information. For this reason, the figures presented do not always match the companies’ official public filing reports.
Company revenues from non-retailing operating segments are removed unless otherwise noted; system-wide sales are provided when the operation is a franchise.
In keeping with the methodology used in previous years, the rankings eliminate fuel sales at locations designated as having a gasoline/fueling station as its primary
What constitutes a segment Power Player? Any retailer with 2014 U.S. sales equal to or greater than 10 percent of the sales of the category leader.
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