The Top 50 Retailers in the US

Retailers range in size from behemoth companies like Wal-Mart to mom and pop shops on the corner. Keeping up with the top players in the retail industry is an important consideration for almost any retailer. It provides a way to benchmark your own success, as well as the means to analyze which companies are moving up, what they are doing right, and what companies falling in the rankings are doing wrong. It is also astounding to see the sales volume some of these companies enjoy. According to the National Retail Federation, the top 50 retailers in the U.S. for 2014 (the most recent year for which stats are available) are as follows:

1Wal-MartBentonville, ArkWalMart.com
2KrogerCincinnati, OhioKroger.com
3CostcoIssaquah, Wash.Costco.com
4TargetMinneapolisTarget.com
5The Home DepotAtlantaHomeDepot.com
6WalgreensDeerfield, IIIWalgreens.com
7CVS CaremarkWoonsocket, R.I.CVS.com
8Lowe’sMooresville, N.CLowes.com
9Amazon.comSeattleAmazon.com
10SafewayPleasanton, CalifSafeway.com
11McDonald’sOak Brook, IIIMcDonalds.com
12Best BuyRichfield, Minn.BestBuy.com
13PublixLakeland, FlaPublix.com
14Macy’sCincinnati, OhioMacys.com
15Apple Stores / iTunesCupertino, Calif.Apple.com
16Sears HoldingsHoffman Estates, IIISears.com
17Ahold USA / Royal AholdCarlisle, Pa.Ahold.com
18Rite AidCamp Hill, PaRiteAid.com
19TJXFramingham, MassTJX.com
20H-E-BSan AntonioHEB.com
21AlbertsonsBoise, IdahoAlbertsons.com
22Kohl’sMenomonee Falls, Wis.Kohls.com
23Delhaize AmericaSalisbury, N.C.DelhaizeGroup.com
24YUM! BrandsLouisville, Ky.Yum.com
25Dollar GeneralGoodlettsville, TennDollarGeneral.com
26MeijerGrand Rapids, MichMeijer.com
27True ValueChicagoTrueValue.com
28Wakefern / ShopriteKeasbey, N.J.Wakefern.Shoprite.com
29BJ’s Wholesale ClubWestborough, MassBJs.com
30GapSan FranciscoGap.com
31SubwayMilford, Conn.Subway.com
32Whole Foods MarketAustin, TexasWholeFoodsMarket.com
33NordstromSeattleNordstrom.com
34J.C. PenneyPlano, TexasJCPenney.com
357-ElevenDallas7-Eleven.com
36Bed Bath & BeyondUnion, N.J.BedBathandBeyond.com
37SUPERVALUEden Prairie, Minn.Supervalu.com
38AldiBatavia, IIIAldi.us
39Ace HardwareOak Brook, IIIAceHardware.com
40Family Dollar StoresMatthews, N.C.FamilyDollar.com
41Ross StoresPleasanton, Calif.RossStores.com
42StarbucksSeattleStarbucks.com
43L BrandsColumbus, OhioLB.com
44BI-LOJacksonville, Fla.BI-LO.com
45Wendy’sDublin, OhioWendys.com
46MenardsEau Claire, Wis.Menards.com
47StaplesFramingham, Mass.Staples.com
48Army Air Force ExchangeDallasAAFES.com
49Burger KingMiamiBK.com
50Trader Joe’sMonrovia, Calif.TraderJoes.com