Companies listed in order of annual volume in SN's Top 75 Company list from January 2002 ry 1) Wal-Mart Supercenters Bentonville, Ark. 1962 Sam Walton Wal-Mart, the supercenter superstar of food retailing, opened its first store in Rogers, Ark., in 1962. Four decades later Wal-Mart has become the No. 1 food retailer with food sales estimated at $65.3 billion last year. 2) Kroger Co. Cincinnati 1883 Barney Kroger Kroger was established before the modern supermarket. However, the ...

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