The Top 75 posted $891.4 billion in sales, down 0.2% over last year.
Deflation and the weak economy took its toll on North American food distributors in 2009, as total volume for the Top 75 food retailers and wholesalers fell about 0.2% compared with a year ago. Total revenues for the group, which includes sales of both food and nonfood merchandise in North America, were $891.4 billion, compared with $893.08 billion in 2008. The 10 largest companies on the Top 75 list saw revenues slide 1.2% in 2009, to $606 billion, compared with a year ago. Most of the ...
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