Rank, Company: Stores Owned; Sales In $ Billions; Top 75 Ranking
Wal-Mart's 1,672 supercenters account for approximately $118 billion, or 42% of total sales, with 60% of volume coming from consumables; 1,363 U.S. discount stores account for approximately $71 billion, or 25% of sales, with 30% coming from consumables; 550 U.S. Sam's Clubs account for approximately $37 billion, or 13.5% of sales, with 60% coming from consumables; 76 Neighborhood Markets account for approximately $3 billion, or 1% of sales; and international sales account for approximately $55 billion, or 18.5% of total sales.
2. Costco Wholesale Corp. Issaquah, Wash.: 390; 47.2 a; 3
Groceries, encompassing food, sundries and fresh products, account for 62% of Costco's total sales, or $44.6 billion. Of total sales, $38.7 billion came from the United States, $5.9 billion from Canada and $2.6 billion from overseas.
3. Meijer Inc. Grand Rapids, Mich.: 163; 11.9 e; 12
4. 7-Eleven Dallas: 5,788; 11.1 e; 13
Merchandise accounts for 65% of total 7-Eleven sales; gasoline, 35%. Excluding tobacco products, which account for approximately 28% of merchandise volume, sales from dairy, fresh foods, baked goods, candy and snacks, beer and wine, beverages, food service and nonfoods account for approximately 72% of the merchandise total, or $5.2 billion. 7-Eleven operates 5,298 stores in the United States and 490 Canada. All stores in Canada and 36% of those in the United States are corporate-owned; 64% of the stores in the United States are franchised. U.S. sales account for approximately 92% of the company's total sales.
5. Dollar General Corp. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: 7,324; 7.7 e; 18
Consumables, including groceries, fresh and refrigerated foods, and health and beauty care products, account for approximately 63% of total sales.
6. BJ's Wholesale Club Natick, Mass.: 154; 7.4 e; 19
Groceries, encompassing food and sundries, account for approximately 72.5% of BJ's total sales.
7. Alimentation Couche-Tard: 4,816; 4.9 a ($U.S.); 24
Merchandise and services account for 53% of Couche-Tard sales, or $2.6 billion (U.S.). The company operates 2,154 corporate-owned Circle K stores and 803 affiliated Circle K's in the United States, which account for approximately 75% of sales, or $3.7 billion (U.S.), and 1,859 Couche-Tard and Mac's c-stores in Canada.
8. Trader Joe's Co. Monrovia, Calif.: 228; 4.0 e; 28
Trader Joe's is wholly owned by the Albrecht family of Germany.
9. Whole Foods Market Austin, Texas: 163; 3.9 a; 30
10. Aldi Batavia, Ill.: 780; 3.7 e; 31
Aldi is the U.S. subsidiary of Aldi Group, Essen, Germany.
11. Wawa Inc.: 543; 2.8 e; 36
Merchandise and services account for an estimated 64% of Wawa's sales, or $1.8 billion.
12. Smart & Final Los Angeles: 240; 1.9 e; 52
Smart & Final operates 193 warehouse stores and 47 cash-and-carry stores.