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STORES Magazine’s annual list of the nation’s Top 100 Retailers is a ranking of the industry’s biggest players by domestic retail sales.

Top 100 Retailers 2018

Launching new strategies, augmenting the in-store experience and reengineering both logistics and digital commerce capabilities helped the largest U.S. retailers maintain their edge. The 10 largest retailers on the list remain the same as last year, although the order has changed. Read more about the 2018 Top 100 Retailers and view this year’s list.

Power Players

STORES Magazine takes a look at the leaders in key segments — from supermarkets and mass apparel to restaurants and leisure. Power Players have merchandise sales equal to or greater than 10 percent of the sales of the category leader. View the 2018 Power Players.

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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 business.

What constitutes a segment Power Player? Any retailer with 2018 U.S. sales equal to or greater than 10 percent of the sales of the category leader.

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