Top 100 Retailers 2019

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STORES Top 100 Retailers ranks the industry’s largest companies according to sales. Stability is reflected in the first 10 positions on the 2019 list: The companies are the same as they were the previous year, with the only changes being six of them moved up or down a notch in swapping positions with each other. Explore the complete list below or take a closer look at 2019’s rundown

Rank Company 2018 retail sales (billions) Headquarters/U.S. headquarters 2018 stores Worldwide retail sales (billions) USA % of worldwide sales Growth ('18 v '17) Notes Expand all
1 Walmart $387.66 Bentonville, AR 5,263 $529.54 73% -1%
2 Amazon.com $120.93 Seattle, WA 490 $185.33 65% 6%
3 The Kroger Co. $119.70 Cincinnati, OH 3,035 $119.70 100% -22% Sold convenience store business to EE Group, effective FY 2018
4 Costco $101.43 Issaquah, WA 523 $135.51 75% 3%
5 Walgreens Boots Alliance $98.39 Deerfield, IL 9,451 $106.37 92% 18% Acquired part of Rite Aid stores, effective FY 2018
6 The Home Depot $97.27 Atlanta, GA 1,969 $106.42 91% 0%
7 CVS Health Corporation $83.79 Woonsocket, RI 9,954 $85.06 99% 1%
8 Target $74.48 Minneapolis, MN 1,844 $74.48 100% 1%
9 Lowe's Companies $64.09 Mooresville, NC 1,723 $69.57 92% -6% Orchard Supply Hardware divestiture in the U.S., effective FY 2018
10 Albertsons Companies $59.71 Boise, ID 2,249 $59.71 100% -3%
11 Apple Stores / iTunes $47.27 Cupertino, CA 271 $54.05 87% 0%
12 Royal Ahold Delhaize USA $43.80 Carlisle, PA 1,958 $74.11 59% 0%
13 Best Buy $39.19 Richfield, MN 1,024 $42.72 92% -21%
14 McDonald's $38.53 Oak Brook, IL 14,155 $82.71 47% -1%
15 Publix Super Markets $36.52 Lakeland, FL 1,444 $36.52 100% 3%
16 TJX Companies $29.59 Framingham, MA 3,092 $39.52 75% 5%
17 ALDI $28.78 Batavia, IL 2,386 $106.16 27% 6% Includes Trader Joe's and Aldi Sued
18 Dollar General $25.63 Goodlettsville, TN 15,472 $25.63 100% 6%
19 Macy's $24.90 Cincinnati, OH 867 $25.02 100% 1%
20 H.E. Butt Grocery $24.02 San Antonio, TX 333 $25.17 95% 1%
21 Dollar Tree $22.48 Chesapeake, VA 15,012 $22.75 99% 3%
22 Verizon Wireless $22.26 New York, NY 6,839 $16.92 132% -4%
23 Kohl's $19.17 Menomonee Falls, WI 1,175 $19.17 100% 0%
24 Yum! Brands $18.63 Louisville, KY 17,504 $54.93 34% 1%
25 Meijer $17.69 Grand Rapids, MI 242 $17.69 100% 3%
26 Starbucks $17.41 Seattle, WA 13,172 $19.16 91% 5%
27 Ace Hardware $17.32 Oak Brook, IL 4,426 $18.26 95% 0%
28 Wakefern / Shoprite $16.57 Keasbey, NJ 352 $16.57 100% 2%
29 7-Eleven $16.51 Dallas, TX 8,951 $89.15 19% 11%
30 AT&T Wireless $16.41 Dallas, TX 2,004 $13.87 118% -5%
31 Rite Aid $15.83 Camp Hill, PA 2,550 $15.83 100% -44% Acquired part of Rite Aid stores, effective FY 2018
32 Nordstrom $15.06 Seattle, WA 366 $15.48 97% 1%
33 Ross Stores $14.96 Pleasanton, CA 1,715 $14.98 100% 6%
34 BJ's Wholesale Club $13.01 Westborough, MA 217 $13.01 100% 1%
35 Gap $12.88 San Francisco, CA 2,296 $16.17 80% -3% Announced spin-off of Old Navy as standalone entity effective FY 2019
36 Alimentation Couche-Tard $12.46 Tempe, AZ 6,872 $15.75 79% -2% Acquired CST Brands convenience stores, effective FY 2018
37 Bed Bath & Beyond $12.23 Union, NJ 1,481 $12.44 98% -1%
38 Menard $11.69 Eau Claire, WI 310 $11.69 100% 1%
39 J.C. Penney Company $11.66 Plano, TX 864 $12.40 94% 0%
40 L Brands $11.34 Columbus, OH 2,722 $12.42 91% -1%
41 Qurate Retail $11.34 Englewood, CO N.A. $14.08 81% N.A.
42 Health Mart Systems $10.62 Omaha, NE 4,953 $10.62 100% 2%
43 Subway / Doctor's Associates $10.42 Milford, CT 26,932 $26.70 39% -2%
44 Hy-Vee $10.15 West Des Moines, IA 250 $10.15 100% 2%
45 Chick-Fil-A $10.00 Atlanta, GA 2,102 $6.14 163% 6%
46 Burger King Worldwide $9.94 Miami, FL 7,362 $17.30 57% 3%
47 Good Neighbor Pharmacy $9.58 Chesterbrook, PA 2,962 $9.58 100% 4%
48 O'Reilly Auto Parts $9.54 Springfield, MO 5,219 $9.54 100% 4%
49 Southeastern Grocers (BI-LO) $9.48 Jacksonville, FL 654 $9.48 100% -8%
50 AutoZone $9.46 Memphis, TN 5,552 $10.95 86% 3%
51 Wendy's $9.40 Dublin, OH 5,739 $9.89 95% 0%
52 Dunkin' Brands Group $9.40 Canton, MA 11,366 $10.17 92% 4%
53 Giant Eagle $9.13 O'Hara Township, PA 426 $9.13 100% 2%
54 Wegmans Food Market $9.05 Rochester, NY 98 $9.05 100% 2%
55 Sherwin-Williams $8.71 Cleveland, OH 4,032 $9.34 93% 2%
56 PetSmart $8.70 Phoenix, AZ 1,507 $9.06 96% 3%
57 Darden Restaurants $8.62 Orlando, FL 1,734 $7.14 121% 13%
58 Dick's Sporting Goods $8.25 Coraopolis, PA 858 $8.25 100% 2%
59 Tractor Supply Co. $8.09 Brentwood, TN 1,940 $8.09 100% 5%
60 Sears Holdings $7.72 Hoffman Estates, IL 397 $8.44 91% -58%
61 WinCo Foods $7.69 Boise, ID 125 $7.69 100% 7%
62 Army & Air Force Exchange Service $7.50 Dallas, TX 901 $7.50 100% -1%
63 Staples $7.24 Framingham, MA 1,139 $9.39 77% -4%
64 Save-A-Lot $7.13 Earth City, MO 1,262 $7.13 100% -2%
65 Dine Brands Global $6.76 Glendale, CA 3,495 $8.00 84% 0%
66 Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance $6.72 Bolingbrook, IL 1,174 $6.72 100% 9%
67 Bass Pro $6.71 Springfield, MO 161 $7.27 92% -2%
68 Burlington $6.58 Burlington, NJ 664 $6.63 99% 8%
69 Ascena Retail Group $6.53 Suffern, NY 4,543 $6.69 98% -4%
70 Domino's Pizza $6.51 Ann Arbor, MI 5,371 $9.90 66% 3%
71 Dillard's $6.12 Little Rock, AR 5,371 $6.12 100% 0%
72 IKEA North America Svcs $6.05 Conshohocken, PA 49 $44.90 13% 9%
73 Office Depot $6.00 Boca Raton, FL 1,361 $8.86 68% -1%
74 Foot Locker $5.96 New York, NY 2,071 $8.04 74% -6%
75 GameStop $5.89 Grapevine, TX 3,896 $8.14 72% 0%
76 Sephora (LVMH) $5.81 San Francisco, CA 396 $13.55 43% 9%
77 Wayfair $5.75 Boston, MA N.A. $6.72 86% N.A.
78 AVB Brandsource $5.70 Tustin, CA 3,073 $5.87 97% 3%
79 Panera Bread Company $5.63 St. Louis, MO 2,036 $4.96 113% 3%
80 Williams-Sonoma $5.47 San Francisco, CA 595 $5.60 98% -2%
81 Big Lots $5.24 Columbus, OH 1,401 $5.24 100% -1%
82 Hobby Lobby Stores $5.22 Oklahoma City, OK 883 $5.22 100% 5%
83 Sprout's Farmers Market $5.21 Phoenix, AZ 313 $5.21 100% 10%
84 Speedway $5.19 Enon, OH 2,774 $5.19 100% 1%
85 Signet Jewelers $5.10 Akron, OH 2,950 $5.89 87% -1%
86 Defense Commiss. Agency $4.98 Fort Lee, VA 238 $4.98 100% 0%
87 Academy $4.90 Katy, TX 259 $4.90 100% 0%
88 Saks Fifth Avenue / Lord & Taylor $4.90 New York, NY 194 $7.50 65% -3%
89 True Value Co. $4.86 Chicago, IL 4,286 $4.89 99% -1%
90 Chipotle Mexican Grill $4.79 Denver, CO 2,221 $4.50 106% 12%
91 Discount Tire $4.79 Scottsdale, AR 1,003 $4.79 100% 3%
92 Michaels Stores $4.78 Irving, TX 1,124 $5.27 91% -9%
93 Camping World $4.77 Lincolnshire, IL 217 $4.77 100% 63%
94 Exxon Mobil Corporation $4.76 Irving, TX 3,311 $10.67 45% -1%
95 Neiman Marcus $4.54 Dallas, TX 71 $4.90 93% -16%
96 Jack In The Box $4.46 San Diego, CA 2,954 $4.17 107% 2%
97 Sonic $4.44 Oklahoma City, OK 3,557 $4.37 102% 1% Acquired by Inspire Brands, effective FY 2019
98 Belk $4.38 Charlotte, NC 292 $4.38 100% 1%
99 Shell Oil Company $4.22 Houston, TX 4,406 $4.81 88% -5%
100 Stater Bros Holdings $4.19 San Bernardino, CA 171 $4.19 100% 0%

The Top 100 Retailers are ranked by 52/53-week annual retail sales. In almost all instances, sales used to rank companies are for retail activity in the United States only; footnotes are provided when this is not the case. To arrive at U.S. retail sales figures, a variety of estimation techniques are applied based on publicly dislosed information. For this reason, the figures presented do not always match the companies' official public filing reports.

Company revenues from non-retailing operating segments are removed unless otherwise noted; system-wide sales are provided when the operation is a franchise.

In keeping with the methodology used in previous years, the rankings eliminate fuel sales at locations designated as having a gasoline/fueling station as its primary business.

What constitutes a segment Power Player? Any retailer with 2018 U.S. sales equal to or greater than 10 percent of the sales of the category leader.