Wal-Mart Supercenters is No. 1. Only 13 years after Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores opened its first supercenter, the operation has risen to the top of the food industry on SN's annual Top 75 list, achieving sales of approximately $57.2 billion -- easily outpacing No. 2 Kroger Co., Cincinnati, by $8 billion. However, only about 30% of Wal-Mart Supercenter sales -- $17.2 billion -- consists of grocery and supermarket-style nonfood items. Each supercenter is also a discount store, as ...
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