Top 100 Retailers 2017

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This annual compendium of the nation’s retailers is a ranking of the industry’s largest companies according to sales. Still, it’s the stories behind the numbers — the newly minted winners and the radical thinkers — who power these numbers and shape the future of retail. Walmart tops the list; it has held the No. 1 spot for decades, yet a quick glance at the companies within arm’s length suggests the game is just getting started.  Explore the complete list below.

Rank Company 2016 retail sales (000) Headquarters/U.S. Headquarters 2016 stores USA sales growth ('16 v '15) Worldwide retail sales (000) USA % of worldwide sales Growth ('16 v '15) Expand all
1 Wal-Mart Stores $362,815,000 Bentonville, Ark. 5284 2.70% $485,873,000 75% 2%
2 The Kroger Co. $110,215,000 Cincinnati 3825 6.10% $110,215,000 100% 2%
3 Costco $85,778,000 Issaquah, Wash. 497 2.70% $118,767,000 72% 4%
4 The Home Depot $85,086,000 Atlanta 1965 7.30% $94,774,000 90% 0%
5 CVS Caremark $81,482,000 Woonsocket, R.I. 9769 13.00% $82,800,000 98% 1%
6 Walgreens Boots Alliance $79,283,000 Deerfield, Ill. 8053 3.50% $95,544,000 83% 0%
7 Amazon.com $77,024,000 Seattle 3 24.60% $128,526,000 60% 200%
8 Target $69,495,000 Minneapolis 1802 -5.90% $69,495,000 100% 1%
9 Lowe's Companies $60,409,000 Mooresville, N.C. 1831 5.00% $66,556,000 91% 1%
10 Albertsons Companies $58,696,000 Boise, Idaho 2392 0.10% $58,696,000 100% 4%
11 Royal Ahold Delhaize USA $44,153,000 Carlisle, Pa. 1990 0.00% $78,542,000 56% -4%
12 McDonald's $36,389,000 Oak Brook, Ill. 14155 1.50% $85,002,000 43% -1%
13 Apple Stores / iTunes $35,899,000 Cupertino, Calif. 270 2.70% $41,940,000 86% 1%
14 Best Buy $34,605,000 Richfield, Minn. 1360 -1.60% $39,402,000 88% -4%
15 Publix Super Markets $33,376,000 Lakeland, Fla. 1348 3.10% $33,376,000 100% 3%
16 Rite Aid $26,817,000 Camp Hill, Pa. 4536 -0.20% $26,817,000 100% -1%
17 Macy's $25,700,000 Cincinnati 825 -4.80% $25,778,000 100% -5%
18 TJX Companies $25,367,000 Framingham, Mass. 2777 7.70% $33,270,000 76% 4%
19 Aldi $23,491,000 Batavia, Ill. 2084 9.60% $104,077,000 23% 7%
20 Dollar General $21,987,000 Goodlettsville, Tenn. 13322 8.50% $21,987,000 100% 7%
21 H-E-B Grocery $21,145,000 San Antonio, Texas 321 3.10% $22,507,000 94% 3%
22 Dollar Tree $20,449,000 Chesapeake, Va. 14108 1.90% $20,713,000 99% 4%
23 Sears Holdings $19,200,000 Hoffman Estates, Ill. 1370 -13.20% $20,037,000 96% -15%
24 Kohl's $18,752,000 Menomonee Falls, Wis. 1169 -2.40% $18,752,000 100% 0%
25 Verizon Wireless $17,515,000 New York 6839 3.50% $17,515,000 100% -4%
26 Meijer $16,711,000 Grand Rapids, Mich. 231 4.00% $16,711,000 100% 4%
27 Wakefern / ShopRite $16,000,000 Keasbey, N.J. 353 1.90% $16,000,000 100% 5%
28 Ace Hardware $15,833,000 Oak Brook, Ill. 4363 4.80% $16,774,000 94% 1%
29 Starbucks $15,775,000 Seattle 13172 11.70% $21,316,000 74% 5%
30 Whole Foods Market $15,011,000 Austin, Texas 432 1.50% $15,649,000 96% 5%
31 7-Eleven $14,323,000 Dallas 8256 4.70% $96,836,000 15% 2%
32 Nordstrom $14,265,000 Seattle 336 1.70% $14,562,000 98% 7%
33 Subway $13,945,000 Milford, Conn. 26932 0.30% $28,090,000 50% -2%
34 AT&T Wireless $13,435,000 Dallas 2004 -3.10% $13,435,000 100% -5%
35 Ross Stores $12,864,000 Pleasanton, Calif. 1532 7.80% $12,874,000 100% 6%
36 BJ's Wholesale Club $12,502,000 Westborough, Mass. 214 -2.20% $12,502,000 100% 1%
37 J.C. Penney Co. $12,471,000 Plano, Texas 1006 -0.60% $12,547,000 99% -1%
38 Gap $12,373,000 San Francisco 2387 -1.80% $16,146,000 77% -1%
39 Bed Bath & Beyond $12,008,000 Union, N.J. 1490 0.70% $12,216,000 98% 1%
40 SUPERVALU $11,526,000 Eden Prairie, Minn. 1588 -1.00% $11,526,000 100% 0%
41 L Brands $11,361,000 Columbus, Ohio 2755 3.60% $12,173,000 93% 1%
42 Burger King Worldwide $10,702,000 Miami 8121 3.50% $26,819,000 40% 4%
43 Menard $10,659,000 Eau Claire, Wis. 305 4.30% $10,659,000 100% 4%
44 BI-LO $10,612,000 Jacksonville, Fla. 731 -1.40% $10,612,000 100% -3%
45 Health Mart Systems $9,950,000 Omaha, Neb. 4745 2.10% $15,966,000 62% 3%
46 YUM! Brands $9,432,000 Louisville, Ky. 17504 -51.30% $31,708,000 30% 1%
47 Hy-Vee $9,239,000 West Des Moines, Iowa 242 4.30% $9,239,000 100% 0%
48 Good Neighbor Pharmacy $9,207,000 Chesterbrook, Pa. 2753 4.20% $9,207,000 100% -6%
49 Giant Eagle $9,042,000 O'Hara Township, Pa. 424 1.50% $9,042,000 100% -1%
50 Wendy's $8,975,000 Dublin, Ohio 5739 0.30% $10,208,000 88% 0%
51 AutoZone $8,859,000 Memphis, Tenn. 5231 4.40% $10,261,000 86% 3%
52 Dunkin' Brands Group $8,830,000 Canton, Mass. 11366 7.60% $10,857,000 81% 4%
53 O'Reilly Auto Parts $8,593,000 Springfield, Mo. 4829 7.90% $8,593,000 100% 6%
54 Wegmans Food Market $8,299,000 Rochester, N.Y. 92 5.10% $8,299,000 100% 3%
55 Staples $8,275,000 Framingham, Mass. 1255 -6.10% $11,389,000 73% -4%
56 Army / Air Force Exchange $8,076,000 Dallas 1030 2.00% $8,076,000 100% -6%
57 Dick's Sporting Goods $7,922,000 Coraopolis, Pa. 794 9.00% $7,922,000 100% 7%
58 QVC $7,667,000 West Chester, Pa. 0.60% $10,229,000 75% N.A.
59 Sherwin-Williams $7,580,000 Cleveland 3889 8.10% $8,122,000 93% 2%
60 Alimentation Couche-Tard $7,420,000 Tempe, Ariz. 5251 1.40% $11,071,000 67% -2%
61 Ascena Retail Group $7,091,000 Suffern, N.Y. 4816 50.20% $7,249,000 98% 26%
62 Toys "R" Us $7,049,000 Wayne, N.J. 874 -3.10% $12,738,000 55% -5%
63 Office Depot $6,996,000 Boca Raton, Fla. 1441 -5.10% $11,357,000 62% -8%
64 Darden Restaurants $6,907,000 Orlando, Fla. 1538 2.50% $6,934,000 100% 1%
65 DineEquity $6,879,000 Glendale, Calif. 3495 -4.80% $7,697,000 89% 0%
66 Ikea North American Svcs. $6,789,000 Conshohocken, Pa. 43 6.60% $48,197,000 14% 8%
67 Tractor Supply Co. $6,780,000 Brentwood, Tenn. 1738 8.90% $6,780,000 100% 17%
68 WinCo Foods $6,676,000 Boise, Idaho 110 6.50% $6,676,000 100% 7%
69 PetSmart $6,484,000 Phoenix 1403 3.40% $6,874,000 94% 5%
70 Chick-fil-A $6,437,000 Atlanta 2112 4.90% $6,437,000 100% 6%
71 Dillard's $6,071,000 Little Rock, Ark. 293 -5.00% $6,071,000 100% -1%
72 Foot Locker $5,852,000 New York 2288 5.00% $8,044,000 73% -1%
73 GameStop $5,518,000 Grapevine, Texas 3992 -14.50% $8,027,000 69% -1%
74 Burlington Coat Factory $5,497,000 Burlington, N.J. 583 9.20% $5,552,000 99% 5%
75 Signet Jewelers $5,494,000 Akron, Ohio 2983 -0.60% $6,368,000 86% 3%
76 Domino's Pizza $5,335,000 Ann Arbor, Mich. 5371 10.90% $10,874,000 49% 3%
77 Defense Commissary Agency $5,250,000 Fort Lee, Va. 238 -4.50% $5,250,000 100% -1%
78 Panera Bread Company $5,242,000 St. Louis 2036 5.70% $5,242,000 100% 3%
79 AVB Brandsource $5,221,000 Tustin, Calif. 2933 2.40% $5,394,000 97% 1%
80 Big Lots $5,200,000 Columbus, Ohio 1432 0.20% $5,200,000 100% -1%
81 Academy Sports + Outdoors $5,133,000 Katy, Texas 227 13.70% $5,133,000 100% 9%
82 Jack in the Box $5,058,000 San Diego 2954 0.60% $5,058,000 100% 2%
83 Speedway $5,007,000 Enon, Ohio 2733 -3.60% $5,007,000 100% -1%
84 Saks Fifth Avenue / Lord & Taylor $4,999,000 New York 198 2.90% $12,890,000 39% 12%
85 Williams-Sonoma $4,850,000 San Francisco 601 2.00% $4,998,000 97% 2%
86 Neiman Marcus $4,771,000 Dallas 91 -4.10% $4,950,000 96% 0%
87 Michaels Stores $4,736,000 Irving, Texas 1234 5.70% $5,197,000 91% 4%
88 True Value Co. $4,665,000 Chicago 4392 3.70% $4,710,000 99% -2%
89 Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance $4,614,000 Bolingbrook, Ill. 974 24.20% $4,614,000 100% 11%
90 Shell Oil Company $4,526,000 Houston 4830 -0.60% $5,156,000 88% -2%
91 Sonic $4,520,000 Oklahoma City 3557 3.50% $4,520,000 100% 1%
92 Exxon Mobil Corporation $4,518,000 Irving, Texas 3355 2.70% $11,346,000 40% -1%
93 Belk $4,209,000 Charlotte, N.C. 294 0.80% $4,209,000 100% -1%
94 H&M $4,113,000 New York 468 8.20% $31,631,000 13% 13%
95 Advance Auto Parts $4,080,000 Roanoke, Va. 4425 -1.70% $4,106,000 99% 4%
96 Sprouts Farmers Market $4,046,000 Phoenix 253 12.60% $4,046,000 100% 17%
97 Stater Bros. Holdings $4,038,000 San Bernardino, Calif. 169 1.70% $4,038,000 100% 1%
98 Petco Animal Supplies $4,021,000 San Diego 1489 4.00% $4,025,000 100% 4%
99 Save Mart Supermarkets $3,871,000 Modesto, Calif. 206 -1.90% $3,871,000 100% -9%
100 CKE Restaurants $3,861,000 Carpinteria, Calif. 3058 4.00% $4,688,000 82% 2%

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 dislosed 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 2016 U.S. sales equal to or greater than 10 percent of the sales of the category leader.

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