The 25 Biggest Retailers in America 2012

by Angela Nazworth | July 3, 2012 2:41 pm

The retail industry is a menagerie of consumer products that range from necessities like groceries, medication and farm supplies to frivolities such as candy, baubles and video games.

STORES’ recently released its annual retail report[1] listing the biggest retailers in the nation. Some of the retailers are specialty chains and others carry eclectic inventories. All are major industry players. Here’s a rundown of the top 25 stores on the report.

  1. Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT[2])
  2. Kroger (NYSE:KR[3])
  3. Target (NYSE:TGT[4])
  4. Walgreen (NYSE:WAG[5])
  5. Costco (NASDAQ:COST[6])
  6. The Home Depot (NYSE:HD[7])
  7. CVS Caremark (NYSE:CVS[8])
  8. Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW[9])
  9. Best Buy (NYSE:BBY[10])
  10. Safeway (NYSE:SWY[11])
  11. McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD[12])
  12. Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD[13])
  13. SUPERVALU (NYSE:SVU[14])
  14. Publix (PINK:PUSH[15])
  15. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN[16])
  16. Macy’s (NYSE:M[17])
  17. Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD[18])
  18. Ahold USA
  19. Delhaize America
  20. Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS[19])
  21. Apple Stores/iTunes (NASDAQ:AAPL[20])
  22. TJX (NYSE:TJX[21])
  23. J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP[22])
  24. True Value
  25. Yum Brands (NYSE:YUM[23])

You can view all 100 retailers on the list and learn about the ranking methods at STORES[24].

Endnotes:
  1. STORES’ recently released its annual retail report: http://www.stores.org/STORES%20Magazine%20July%202012/top-100-retailers
  2. WMT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=WMT
  3. KR: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KR
  4. TGT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TGT
  5. WAG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=WAG
  6. COST: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=COST
  7. HD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HD
  8. CVS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CVS
  9. LOW: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=LOW
  10. BBY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BBY
  11. SWY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SWY
  12. MCD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MCD
  13. SHLD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SHLD
  14. SVU: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SVU
  15. PUSH: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=PUSH
  16. AMZN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AMZN
  17. M: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=M
  18. RAD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=RAD
  19. KSS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KSS
  20. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  21. TJX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TJX
  22. JCP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=JCP
  23. YUM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=YUM
  24. STORES: http://www.stores.org/2012/Top-100-Retailers

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