Here are this year’s 25 leading food retailers, based on sales for calendar 2008 or fiscal year closest to calendar 2008. All sales include nonfood operations and are net sales in U.S. dollars based on full-year average exchange rates. Store counts include franchised or licensed locations and may include nonfood outlets; counts are based on Planet Retail research, company reports and estimates. 1. Wal-Mart Stores 2. Carrefour 3. Tesco 4. Metro Group 5. Schwarz Group 6. Kroger 7. Rewe 8. ...

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