No. 16 Seven & I, parent company of 7-Eleven, operates nearly 30,000 stores around the Pacific Rim, including this one in Kumamoto, Japan. (Photo by Hisako Watanabe)
While it comes as no surprise that Wal-Mart Stores retained its position as No. 1, SN’s Top 25 Worldwide Food Retailers for 2014 does see some changes near the top. Tesco’s standing fell in line with its sales, from No. 2 to No. 4 behind sales of $102.7 billion (U.S.) to $93.4 billion. Meanwhile, Costco leapfrogged past Carrefour and Tesco to claim the No. 2 position. The statistics were provided by Planet Retail in London. Further down the list, last year’s No. 23 ...
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