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The 25 Biggest Retailers in America 2012

A look at the top-tier of STORES' annual list


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

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

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