Hot 100 Retailers 2017

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This annual list ranks the nation’s fastest-growing retailers by year-over-year domestic sales growth. There is a distinct lack of big-box general merchandise retailers on the chart this year, while there are plenty of businesses that exhibit differentiation in the marketplace, innovative merchandising and an appropriate value proposition for the intended customer base. View this year’s list below.

Hot 100 Rank Company Sales Growth ('16 v '15) 2016 Worldwide Retail Sales Headquarters/U.S. Headquarters 2016 USA Retail Sales USA % of Worldwide Sales 2016 USA Stores Stores Growth ('16 v '15) Notes Expand all
1 BLUE APRON 133% $795,000 New York, NY $795,000 100% N.A. N.A.
2 WAYFAIR 54% $3,259,000 Boston, MA $2,993,000 92% N.A. N.A.
3 ASCENA RETAIL GROUP 50% $7,249,000 Suffern, NY $7,091,000 98% 4,816 26%
4 CHEWY.COM 48% $900,000 Dania Beach, FL $900,000 100% N.A. N.A.
5 BUILD.COM/ WOLSELEY 38% $4,888,000 Chico, CA $911,000 19% N.A. N.A.
6 CST BRANDS 29% $2,436,000 San Antonio, TX $2,165,000 89% 1,405 21%
7 TECHSTYLE FASHION GROUP 29% $650,000 El Segundo, CA $572,000 88% N.A. -100%
8 GRUPO COMERCIAL CHEDRAUI 27% $6,379,000 Paramont, CA $1,528,000 24% 58 7%
9 GELSON'S MARKETS 26% $723,000 Encino, CA $723,000 100% 25 19%
10 AMAZON.COM 25% $128,526,000 Seattle, WA $77,024,000 60% 3 200%
11 ULTA SALON, COSMETICS & FRAGRANCE 24% $4,614,000 Bolingbrook, IL $4,614,000 100% 974 11%
12 DULUTH HOLDINGS 24% $376,000 Belleville, WI $376,000 100% 16 78%
13 BURBERRY 23% $3,577,000 New York, NY $766,000 21% 61 -7%
14 TORRID 23% $503,000 City of Industry, CA $502,000 100% 451 26%
15 AT HOME GROUP 22% $757,000 Plano, TX $757,000 100% 125 25%
16 INDITEX 21% $18,698,000 Arteixo, Spain $307,000 2% 81 16%
17 FIESTA MART 19% $1,819,000 Houston, TX $1,819,000 100% 83 38%
18 CARE PHARMACIES COOPERARATIVE 18% $675,000 Linthicum, MD $675,000 100% 82 4%
19 OLLIE'S BARGAIN OUTLET HOLDINGS 17% $890,000 Harrisburg, PA $890,000 100% 234 15%
20 TOTAL WINE & MORE 16% $2,325,000 Potomac, MD $2,325,000 100% 150 15%
21 FESTIVAL FOODS 16% $909,000 De Pere, WI $909,000 100% 25 14%
22 BIG Y 16% $1,926,000 Springfield, MA $1,926,000 100% 77 18%
23 UNDER ARMOUR 15% $4,646,000 Baltimore, MD $3,800,000 82% 153 -9%
24 BASS PRO SHOPS 15% $3,865,000 Springfield, MO $3,786,000 98% 97 14%
25 FRESHDIRECT 15% $682,000 Long Island City, NY $682,000 100% N.A. N.A.
26 KWIK TRIP 15% $1,436,000 La Crosse, WI $1,436,000 100% 545 14%
27 ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS 14% $5,133,000 Katy, TX $5,133,000 100% 227 9%
28 MURPHY USA 14% $406,000 El Dorado, AR $406,000 100% 249 11%
29 CVS CAREMARK 13% $82,800,000 Woonsocket, RI $81,482,000 98% 9,769 1%
30 SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET 13% $4,046,000 Phoenix, AZ $4,046,000 100% 253 17%
31 LEE'S DISCOUNT LIQUOR 12% $405,000 Henderson, NV $405,000 100% 19 12%
32 BEVMO! 12% $1,212,000 Concord, CA $1,212,000 100% 164 2%
33 SMART & FINAL 12% $3,483,000 Commerce, CA $3,401,000 98% 246 11%
34 RURAL KING SUPPLY 12% $937,000 Mattoon, IL $937,000 100% 96 13%
35 GUITAR CENTER 12% $3,229,000 Westlake Village, Ca $3,229,000 100% 478 15%
36 BOOT BARN HOLDINGS 11% $628,000 Irvine, CA $628,000 100% 240 4%
37 FRANCESCA'S 11% $486,000 Houston, TX $486,000 100% 671 9%
38 LULULEMON ATHLETICA 11% $2,162,000 Vancouver, Canada $1,608,000 74% 287 10%
39 SKECHERS USA 10% $972,000 Manhattan Beach, CA $687,000 71% 413 6%
40 ALDI 10% $104,077,000 Batavia, IL $23,491,000 23% 2,084 7%
41 MICHAEL KORS HOLDINGS LTD. 10% $2,766,000 London, United Kingdom $1,919,000 69% 349 -13%
42 BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY 9% $5,552,000 Burlington, NJ $5,497,000 99% 583 5%
43 DICK'S SPORTING GOODS 9% $7,922,000 Coraopolis, PA $7,922,000 100% 794 7%
44 TRACTOR SUPPLY CO 9% $6,780,000 Brentwood, TN $6,780,000 100% 1,738 17%
45 OXFORD INDUSTRIES 9% $709,000 Atlanta, GA $636,000 90% 183 5%
46 OVERSTOCK.COM 9% $1,800,000 Salt Lake City, UT $1,800,000 100% N.A. N.A.
47 DOLLAR GENERAL 9% $21,987,000 Goodlettsville, TN $21,987,000 100% 13,322 7%
48 NEBRASKA FURNITURE MART 8% $1,514,000 Omaha, NE $1,514,000 100% 4 0%
49 GROCERY OUTLET 8% $1,911,000 Berkeley, CA $1,911,000 100% 255 6%
50 SHERWIN-WILLIAMS 8% $8,122,000 Cleveland, OH $7,580,000 93% 3,889 2%
51 O'REILLY AUTO PARTS 8% $8,593,000 Springfield, MO $8,593,000 100% 4,829 6%
52 ROSS STORES 8% $12,874,000 Pleasanton, CA $12,864,000 100% 1,532 6%
53 TJX COMPANIES 8% $33,270,000 Framingham, MA $25,367,000 76% 2,777 4%
54 LUCKY BRAND 8% $818,000 Los Angeles, CA $818,000 100% 240 -2%
55 CASEY'S GENERAL STORES 7% $3,068,000 Ankeny, IA $3,068,000 100% 1,988 3%
56 HOBBY LOBBY STORES 7% $3,065,000 Oklahoma City, OK $3,065,000 100% 776 7%
57 K-VA-T FOOD STORES 7% $2,285,000 Abingdon, VA $2,285,000 100% 141 5%
58 THE HOME DEPOT 7% $94,774,000 Atlanta, GA $85,086,000 90% 1,965 0%
59 FOREVER 21 7% $3,596,000 Los Angeles, CA $2,553,000 71% 520 2%
60 IKEA NORTH AMERICA SERVICES 7% $48,197,000 Conshohocken, PA $6,789,000 14% 43 8%
61 CEFCO CONVENIENCE STORES 6% $413,000 Temple, TX $413,000 100% 227 0%
62 COSENTINO'S FOOD STORES 6% $686,000 Kansas City , MO $686,000 100% 28 0%
63 ABC FINE WINE & SPIRITS 6% $505,000 Orlando, FL $505,000 100% 140 0%
64 SPEC'S WINE, SPIRITS & FINER FOODS 6% $1,275,000 Houston, TX $1,275,000 100% 165 3%
65 SHEETZ 6% $819,000 Altoona, PA $819,000 100% 545 5%
66 THE KROGER CO. 6% $110,215,000 Cincinnati, OH $110,215,000 100% 3,825 2%
67 SEPHORA (LVMH) 6% $5,645,000 San Francisco, CA $1,797,000 32% 344 4%
68 ampm (BP WEST COAST PRODUCTS) 6% $14,341,000 La Palma, CA $2,624,000 18% 982 1%
69 DEMOULAS SUPER MARKETS 6% $3,725,000 Tewksbury, MA $3,725,000 100% 78 4%
70 KIRKLAND'S 6% $593,000 Brentwood, TN $593,000 100% 404 7%
71 BALLS FOOD STORES 6% $848,000 Kansas City, KS $848,000 100% 28 0%
72 NATIONAL STORES (FALLAS PAREDES) 6% $1,085,000 Gardena, CA $1,085,000 100% 357 2%
73 THE TALBOTS 6% $1,301,000 Hingham, MA $1,280,000 98% 531 4%
74 BLUESTEM BRANDS (CAPMARK CAPITAL) 5% $1,814,000 Eden Prairie, MN $1,814,000 100% N.A. N.A.
75 1-800-FLOWERS.COM 5% $1,146,000 Carle Place, NY $1,146,000 100% 323 2%
76 HOT TOPIC 5% $749,000 Industry, CA $727,000 97% 672 1%
77 WEGMANS FOOD MARKET 5% $8,299,000 Rochester, NY $8,299,000 100% 92 3%
78 LOWE'S COMPANIES 5% $66,556,000 Mooresville, NC $60,409,000 91% 1,831 1%
79 FOOT LOCKER 5% $8,044,000 New York, NY $5,852,000 73% 2,288 -1%
80 RUE LA LA 5% $498,000 Boston, MA $498,000 100% N.A. N.A.
81 WAWA 5% $1,294,000 Media, PA $1,294,000 100% 730 3%
82 ACE HARDWARE 5% $16,774,000 Oak Brook, IL $15,833,000 94% 4,363 1%
83 TUESDAY MORNING 5% $1,002,000 Dallas, TX $1,002,000 100% 732 -3%
84 BROOKSHIRE BROTHERS 5% $1,519,000 Lufkin, TX $1,519,000 100% 115 1%
85 7-ELEVEN 5% $96,836,000 Dallas, TX $14,323,000 15% 8,256 2%
86 ETHAN ALLEN 5% $836,000 Danbury, CT $836,000 100% 192 3%
87 QUICKTRIP CORP. 4% $1,411,000 Tulsa, OK $1,411,000 100% 739 2%
88 AUTOZONE 4% $10,261,000 Memphis, TN $8,859,000 86% 5,231 3%
89 HY-VEE 4% $9,239,000 West Des Moines, IA $9,239,000 100% 242 0%
90 MENARDS 4% $10,659,000 Eau Claire, WI $10,659,000 100% 305 4%
91 MODELL'S SPORTING GOODS 4% $824,000 New York, NY $824,000 100% 159 3%
92 FOODLAND SUPER MARKET LTD. (HAWAII) 4% $581,000 Honolulu, HI $581,000 100% 36 9%
93 TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT 4% $349,000 Albany, NY $349,000 100% 290 -6%
94 DISCOUNT DRUG MART 4% $669,000 Medina, OH $669,000 100% 74 1%
95 EMPRESAS COPEC CHILE (formerly DELEK) 4% $436,000 Santiago, Chile $436,000 100% 348 -3%
96 LESLIE'S POOLMART 4% $766,000 Phoenix, AZ $756,000 99% 896 2%
97 CLARK CROWN BRANDS 4% $1,281,000 Lisle, IL $1,281,000 100% 1,171 1%
98 GOLUB CORP. / PRICE CHOPPER SUPERMARKETS 4% $3,813,000 Schenectady, NY $3,813,000 100% 136 0%
99 JO-ANN STORES 4% $2,630,000 Hudson, OH $2,630,000 100% 859 1%
100 AMWAY INTERNATIONAL 4% $1,607,000 Ada, MI $1,498,000 93% N.A. N.A.

The Hot 100 Retailers is the definitive annual ranking of the nation's fastest-growing retail companies. Rankings are determined by increases in domestic sales between 2015 and 2016; all retail companies with domestic sales in excess of $300 million were eligible. Hot 100 retailers averaged year-over-year domestic sales growth of 10.1 percent, which was well below the 2015 Hot 100 growth of 14.7 percent. Kantar Consulting estimates privately held companies, franchise sales and domestic sales when the figures are not self-reported. This methodology is particularly important because it removes the impact of the companies' investments in overseas operations from the growth rankings to give a true perspective on the situation in the American retail market.

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