Rank & Company
Sales in Billions
Date Fiscal Year Ends
1) Wal-Mart Supercenters (Bentonville, Ark.)
Doug Degn, EVP, Food
2) Kroger Co. (Cincinnati)
Joseph A. Pichler, Chairman CEO
3) Albertson's (Boise, Idaho)
Gary E. Micheal, Chairman CEO
4) Safeway (Pleasanton, Calif)
Steven Burd, Chairman President, CEO
5) Ahold USA (Chantilly, VA.)
Robert G. Tobin, President, CEO
6) Supervalu (Minneapolis)
Micheal Wright, Chairman, CEO
7) Fleming (Dallas)
Mark S. Hansen, Chairman, CEO
8) Winn-Dixie Stores (Jacksinville, Fla.)
A. Dano davis, Chairman
9) Loblaw Cos. (Toronto)
John Lederer, President
13.8e (U.S.) (I)
10) Delhaize America (Salisbury, N.C.)
Pierre-Oliver Beckers, Chairman
11) A&P (Montvale, N.J.)
Christian Haub, President, CEO
12) Meljer Inc. (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Doug & Hank Meijer Co-Chairman
13) H.E. Butt Grocery Co. (San Antonio, Tex.)
Charles C. Butt, Chairman, CEO
14) Sobeys Canada (Stellarton, Nova Scotia)
Bill McEwan, President, CEO
7.5e (U.S.) (L)
15) C&S Wholesale Grocers (Brattleboro, VT.)
Rick Cohen, Chairman, CEO
16) Wakefern Corp. (Elizabeth, N.J.)
Thomas Infusino, chairman
17) Super Kmart (Tryo, Mich)
Mark Schwartz, EVP, Store Operations
18) Shaw's Supermanrkets (East Bridgewater, Mass.)
Ross McLaren, President, CEO
19) Giant Eagle (Pittsburg, PA.)
David Shapira, CEO
20) Nash Finch CO. (Minneapolis)
Ron Marshall, President, CEO
21) Pathmark Stores (Carteret, N.J.)
James Donald, Chairman, President, CEO
22) Hy-Yee Food Stores (Des Moines, Iowa)
Ron Pearson, Chairman, President
23) Spartan Stores (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
James B Meyer, President, CEO
24) Associated Wholesales Grocers (Kansas City, Kan.)
Gary A Phillips, President, CEO
25) Unified Western Grocers (Los Angeles)
Al Plamann, President, CEO
26) Roundy's (Pewaukee, Wis.)
Gerald Lestina, President, CEO
27) Metro (Montreal)
Pierre Lessard, President Ceo
3.0a (U.S.) (W)
28) Raley's Supermarkets (Sacramento, Claif.)
Micheal J. Teel
29) Aidi (Batavia, Ill.)
Charles Youngstrom, President
30) Wegmans Food Markets (Rochester, N.Y.)
Roberts Wegman, Chairman, CEO
31) Penn Traffic Co. (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Joseph V. Fisher, Chairman, President, CEO
32) Stater Bros. Markets (Colton, Claif.)
Jack Brown, Chairman President, CEO
33) Harris Teeter (Matthews, N.C.)
Fred Morganthall, President
34) Marsh Supermarkets (Indianapolis)
Donald e. Marsh, Chairman,CEO
35) Schnuck (St. Louis, Mo.)
Craig Schuck, Chairman, CEO
36) Price Chopper (Schenectady, NY)
Lewis Golub, Chairman
37) Weis Markets (Sunbury, P.A.)
Roberts F. Weis, Chairman
38) Bruno's Supermarkets (Birmingham, Ala.)
James Demme, President, CEO
39) Ingles Markets (Black Mountain, N.C.)
Robert Ingle, Chairman, CEO
40) Whole Foods Market (Austin, Texas)
John Mackey, Chairman, CEO
41) Federated Cooperatives (Saskatoon, Sakatchewan)
Dennis Banda, Chairman, President
42) Demoulas Market Basket (Tewsbury, Mass.)
William J. Shea, Chairman
43) Smart & Final (Los Angeles)
Ross Roeder, Chairman, CEO
44) Alex Lee Inc. (Hickory, N.C.)
Boyd George, Chairman, CEO 98
45) Overwaitea Food Group (Langley, British Columbia)
Steve Vanderleest, President
46) Brookshire Grocery Co. (Tyler, Texas)
Bruce Brookshire, Chairman
47) Save Mart Supermarkets (Modesto, Calif.)
Robert M. Piccinini, Chairman, CEO
48) Grocers Supply Co. (Houston)
Max&Milton Levit, CO-CEO
49) White Rose Foods (Somerset, N.J.)
Stephen Bosker, President, CEO
50) WinCo Foods (Somerset, N.J.)
William D. Long, Chairman, President, CEO
51) Purity Wholesale Grocers (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Sal Ricciardi, President, CEO
52) Associated Food Stores (Salt Lake City)
Richard Parkinson, President CEO
53) Bashas' (Chandler, Ariz.)
Eddie N. Basha Jr., Chairman, CEO
54) Big Y Markets (Springfield, Mass.)
Donald D' Amour, Chairman, CEO
55) Associated Grocers (Seattle)
Robert Hoyt, President, CEO
56) Minyard Food Stores (Coppell, Texas)
Gretchen Minyard Williams, Liz Minyard, Co-Chairs, Co-CEO
57) Associated Wholesalers, Inc. (Robesonia, Pa.)
J. Chris Michael, President, CEO
58) K-VA-T Food Stores (Abingdon, Va.)
Jack Smith, Chairman, CEO
59) Big V Supermarkets (Florida, N.Y.)
James Toopes, President, CEO
60) Foodarama (Freehold, N.J.)
Joseph Saker, Chairman, President, CEO
61) Super Target (Minneapolis)
Bob Ulrich, Chairman, CEO
62) Fiesta Mart (Houston)
Louis Katipodis, President, CEO
63) Bozzuto's (Cheshire, Conn.)
Adam Bozzuto, Chairman
64) Wild Oats Market (Boulder, Colo.)
Mike Gilliland, CEO
65) Inserra Supermarkets (Mahwah, N.J.)
Lawrence R. Inserra, Chairman, CEO
66) Village Super Market (Springfield, N.J.)
James Sumas, Chairman
67) Eagle Food Centers (Milan, Ill.)
Bob Kelly, Chairman
68) Furr's Supermarkets (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Tom Dahlen, Chairman, President, CEO
69) Brookshire Bros. (Lufkin, Texas)
Tim Hale, President, CEO
70) Certified Grocers Midwest (Hodgkins, Ill.)
James E. Bradley, President
71) King Kullen (Bethpage, N.Y.)
John B. Cullum, Chairman, CEO
72) Haggen Inc. (Bellingham, Wash.)
Dale C. Henley, President, CEO
73) Copps Corp. (Stevens Point, Wis.)
Michael Copps, Chairman, CEO
74) Pueblo International (Pompano Beach, Fla.)
William T. Keon 3d, President, CEO
75) Ukrop's Super Markets (Richmond, Va)
James Ukrop, Chairman
(A) Groceries at Wal-Mart Supercenters accounted for approximately 30% of total sales, or approximately $17.1 billion. Supercenter sales represented approximately 30% of total corporate sales, which are estimated at $190.7 billion for 2000.
(B) Kroger sales include approximately $160 million from 16 Baker's Supermarkets, Omaha, Neb., that Kroger agreed to acquire in late December.
(C) Gary E. Michael has disclosed he will retire as chairman and CEO after Albertson's annual meeting in June.
(D) Safeway sales stated on a pro forma basis to include approximately $900 million in sales from 39 stores Safeway has agreed to acquire during the first quarter from Genuardi's Family Markets, Norristown, Pa. Store total also includes 11 Abco Desert Markets in Arizona being acquired from Fleming, Dallas.
(E) Ahold USA sales include approximately $4 billion from six months' operation of U.S. Foodservice. Ahold USA sales accounted for 55% of the parent company's 2000 sales of approximately $49.8 billion (U.S.).
(F) Corporate stores at Supervalu accounted for 40.2% of total sales. The distributor also licenses 711 Save-A-Lot limited assortment stores.
(G) Corporate stores at Fleming accounted for 21% of sales.
(H) Winn-Dixie pro forma sales for the four quarters ended in December 2000, including $625 million in volume from 68 Jitney Jungle stores the chain has agreed to acquire.
(I) Loblaw sales also includes volume from 425 franchised stores.
(J) A&P operates 750 corporate stores and 70 franchised units.
(K) H.E.B. sales include volume from 10 stores in Mexico.
(L) Sobeys Canada sales encompass 133 supermarkets, 221 convenience stores and 65 drug stores, plus 952 franchised stores. Approximately 20% of Sobeys' sales come from food-service operations.
(M) C&S supplies products to a variety of Top 75 retailers, including A&P, Ahold USA, Big Y, Pathmark, Safeway, Shaw's and Wal-Mart, and volume from those sales is reflected in the sales totals for C&S and for each of the individual retailers. C&S plans to operate an undetermined number of corporate stores that were acquired from Grand Union; however, the exact number has not yet been determined.
(N) Food sales at Super Kmart (encompassing groceries, consumables and restaurant) accounted for approximately 36% of sales. Super Kmart sales represented approximately 13% of Kmart Corp.'s total sales, which are estimated at $37 billion for 2000.
(O) Sales total includes volume from 18 former Grand Union stores Shaw's was acquiring at the end of calendar 2000.
(P) Giant Eagle operates 140 corporate stores and 64 franchised stores.
(Q) Corporate stores at Nash Finch accounted for 26% of total sales.
(R) Hy-Vee operates 185 supermarkets and 28 drug stores.
(S) Corporate stores at Spartan accounted for 36% of sales.
(T) Corporate stores at Associated Wholesale Grocers accounted for less than 1% of sales.
(U) Corporate stores at Unified Western Grocers accounted for 6% of total sales.
(V) Corporate stores at Roundy's accounted for 33% of sales.
(W) Corporate stores at Metro accounted for 33% of total sales.
(X) Marsh Supermarkets operates 104 supermarkets and 184 convenience stores.
(Y) Price Chopper totals include nine former Grand Union stores acquired in late December from C&S Wholesale Grocers, three of which will be replacement stores for existing locations.
(Z) Store total includes 20 former Jitney Jungle Stores acquired a month before the end of the fiscal year.
(a) Smart & Final sales include approximately 22% from food-service operations.
(b) Sales at Alex Lee Inc. include $742 million from Lowes Food Stores, Winston-Salem, N.C.; $1.2 billion from Merchants Distributors Inc., Hickory, N.C., a wholesaler (approximately 38% of whose sales go to Lowes); and $259 million from Institution Food House, Hickory, a food-service distributor.
(c) Brookshire store total includes four former Jitney Jungle stores in Louisiana the company agreed to acquire at the end of December.
(d) Corporate stores at Associated Food Stores accounted for 25% of total sales.
(e) Minyard sales include volume from 13 gas stations.
(f) Corporate stores at AWI accounted for 6% of total sales.
(g) Super Target sales represent approximately 2% of Target Corp.'s total sales, which are estimated at approximately $36 billion for 2000.
(h) Corporate stores at Bozzuto's accounted for 5% of total sales.
(i) Corporate stores at Copps accounted for 85% of total sales.
(j) Pueblo sales encompass 50 supermarkets (44 in Puerto Rico and six in the U.S. Virgin Islands) and 44 Blockbuster video stores.
IGA, the Chicago-based network of independent operators, accounted for 2000 sales of approximately $19.2 billion at 4,000 stores worldwide, including $9.5 billion from 1,715 stores in the United States; $3.5 billion (U.S.) from approximately 500 stores in Canada; and $6.2 billion from 1,785 stores overseas. Virtually all of the volume in the United States and Canada is included in the sales numbers of IGA's 11 wholesaler-owners in the United States and two in Canada.
Piggly Wiggly Co., Memphis, Tenn., is an umbrella organization for 620 franchised stores in 18 states with a combined 2000 volume of approximately $3.2 billion. Fleming, Dallas, is the parent company and is also one of several wholesalers that supplies products to the Piggly Wiggly stores.