Top 100 Retailers

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From an annual industry report, "Top 100 Retailers. The nation’s retail power players" comes the following list and table.  The first shows the top 20 retialers by revenue. Note that this year, restaurants have been added to the mix, with Mickey Dees (MCD) clocking in at 16, Yum Brands (YUM) at 35, and  Starbucks (SBUX) at 42.

What really stands out to me is how Wal-Mart (WMT) simply dominates the revenue portion of the US retail sales. They are just shy of doing 4X the next closest retailer, Home Depot (HD).

Retail Sales Data, Revenue, Profits, Store Numbers

Rank Company Number of Stores Y/Y Change 2006 Revenues Y/Y Change 2006 Earnings Y/Y Change
1 Wal-Mart 6,779 10.6% $348,650,000 11.7% $11,284,000 0.5%
2 Home Depot 2,147 5.1% 90,837,000 11.4% 5,761,000 -1.3%
3 Kroger 3,659 -1.8% 66,111,200 9.2% 1,114,900 16.4%
4 Costco 488 5.9% 60,151,227 13.6% 1,103,215 3.8%
5 Target 1,487 6.4% 59,490,000 13.1% 2,787,000 15.7%
6 Sears Holdings 3,835 -0.6% 53,012,000 7.9% 858,000 8.7%
7 Walgreen 5,461 10.3% 47,409,000 12.3% 1,750,600 12.3%
8 Lowe’s 1,375 12.2% 46,927,000 8.5% 3,105,000 12.1%
9 CVS 6,202 13.4% 43,813,800 18.4% 11.9% 1,354,800
10 Safeway 1,761 -0.8% 40,185,000 4.6% 870,600 55.2%

data courtesy of NRF STORES Magazine, July 2007

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Pretty amazing . . .

Top 20 Retailes by Revenue

1 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT)
2 Home Depot Inc. (HD)
3 Kroger Co. (KR)
4 Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST)
5 Target Corp. (TGT)
6 Sears/Kmart (SHLD)
7  Walgreen Co. (WAG)
8 Lowe’s Cos. (LOW)
9 CVS Caremark Corp. (CVS)
10 Safeway Inc. (SWY).
11 Best Buy Corp. (BBY)
12 Supervalu Corp. (SVU)  (includes Albertsons)
13 Federated Dept. Stores
14 Ahold USA(e)
15 Publix
16. McDonald’s Corp. (MCD)
17 JCPenney (JCP)
18 Staples (SPLS)
19 Rite Aid (RAD)
20 T.J. Max  (TJX)

Source:
Top 100 Retailers. The nation’s retail power players
NRF STORES Magazine, July 2007
http://www.stores.org/pdf/07TOP100Chart.pdf

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