STORES Top Retailers 2017

Welcome to STORES Top 100 Retailers. This annual compendium of the nation’s retailers is a ranking of the industry’s largest companies according to sales. Still, it’s the stories behind the numbers — the newly minted winners and the radical thinkers — who power these numbers and shape the future of retail. Walmart tops the list; it has held the No. 1 spot for decades, yet a quick glance at the companies within arm’s length suggests the game is just getting started.  Explore the complete list below or read an in-depth analysis of the changes in this year’s rundown.

Rank
Company
2016 retail sales (000)
Headquarters/U.S. Headquarters
2016 stores
USA sales growth
('16 v '15)
Worldwide retail
sales (000)
USA % of
worldwide sales
Growth
('16 v '15)
1Wal-Mart Stores$362,815,000 Bentonville, Ark.52842.70%$485,873,000 75%2%
2The Kroger Co.$110,215,000 Cincinnati38256.10%$110,215,000 100%2%
3Costco$85,778,000 Issaquah, Wash.4972.70%$118,767,000 72%4%
4The Home Depot$85,086,000 Atlanta19657.30%$94,774,000 90%0%
5CVS Caremark$81,482,000 Woonsocket, R.I.976913.00%$82,800,000 98%1%
6Walgreens Boots Alliance$79,283,000 Deerfield, Ill.80533.50%$95,544,000 83%0%
7Amazon.com$77,024,000 Seattle324.60%$128,526,000 60%200%
8Target$69,495,000 Minneapolis1802-5.90%$69,495,000 100%1%
9Lowe's Companies$60,409,000 Mooresville, N.C.18315.00%$66,556,000 91%1%
10Albertsons Companies$58,696,000 Boise, Idaho23920.10%$58,696,000 100%4%
11Royal Ahold Delhaize USA$44,153,000 Carlisle, Pa.19900.00%$78,542,000 56%-4%
12McDonald's$36,389,000 Oak Brook, Ill.141551.50%$85,002,000 43%-1%
13Apple Stores / iTunes$35,899,000 Cupertino, Calif.2702.70%$41,940,000 86%1%
14Best Buy$34,605,000 Richfield, Minn.1360-1.60%$39,402,000 88%-4%
15Publix Super Markets$33,376,000 Lakeland, Fla.13483.10%$33,376,000 100%3%
16Rite Aid$26,817,000 Camp Hill, Pa.4536-0.20%$26,817,000 100%-1%
17Macy's$25,700,000 Cincinnati825-4.80%$25,778,000 100%-5%
18TJX Companies$25,367,000 Framingham, Mass.27777.70%$33,270,000 76%4%
19Aldi$23,491,000 Batavia, Ill.20849.60%$104,077,000 23%7%
20Dollar General$21,987,000 Goodlettsville, Tenn.133228.50%$21,987,000 100%7%
21H-E-B Grocery$21,145,000 San Antonio, Texas3213.10%$22,507,000 94%3%
22Dollar Tree$20,449,000 Chesapeake, Va.141081.90%$20,713,000 99%4%
23Sears Holdings$19,200,000 Hoffman Estates, Ill.1370-13.20%$20,037,000 96%-15%
24Kohl's$18,752,000 Menomonee Falls, Wis.1169-2.40%$18,752,000 100%0%
25Verizon Wireless$17,515,000 New York68393.50%$17,515,000 100%-4%
26Meijer$16,711,000 Grand Rapids, Mich.2314.00%$16,711,000 100%4%
27Wakefern / ShopRite$16,000,000 Keasbey, N.J.3531.90%$16,000,000 100%5%
28Ace Hardware$15,833,000 Oak Brook, Ill.43634.80%$16,774,000 94%1%
29Starbucks$15,775,000 Seattle1317211.70%$21,316,000 74%5%
30Whole Foods Market$15,011,000 Austin, Texas4321.50%$15,649,000 96%5%
317-Eleven$14,323,000 Dallas82564.70%$96,836,000 15%2%
32Nordstrom$14,265,000 Seattle3361.70%$14,562,000 98%7%
33Subway$13,945,000 Milford, Conn.269320.30%$28,090,000 50%-2%
34AT&T Wireless$13,435,000 Dallas2004-3.10%$13,435,000 100%-5%
35Ross Stores$12,864,000 Pleasanton, Calif.15327.80%$12,874,000 100%6%
36BJ's Wholesale Club$12,502,000 Westborough, Mass.214-2.20%$12,502,000 100%1%
37J.C. Penney Co.$12,471,000 Plano, Texas1006-0.60%$12,547,000 99%-1%
38Gap$12,373,000 San Francisco2387-1.80%$16,146,000 77%-1%
39Bed Bath & Beyond$12,008,000 Union, N.J.14900.70%$12,216,000 98%1%
40SUPERVALU$11,526,000 Eden Prairie, Minn.1588-1.00%$11,526,000 100%0%
41L Brands$11,361,000 Columbus, Ohio27553.60%$12,173,000 93%1%
42Burger King Worldwide$10,702,000 Miami81213.50%$26,819,000 40%4%
43Menard$10,659,000 Eau Claire, Wis.3054.30%$10,659,000 100%4%
44BI-LO$10,612,000 Jacksonville, Fla.731-1.40%$10,612,000 100%-3%
45Health Mart Systems$9,950,000 Omaha, Neb.47452.10%$15,966,000 62%3%
46YUM! Brands$9,432,000 Louisville, Ky.17504-51.30%$31,708,000 30%1%
47Hy-Vee$9,239,000 West Des Moines, Iowa2424.30%$9,239,000 100%0%
48Good Neighbor Pharmacy$9,207,000 Chesterbrook, Pa.27534.20%$9,207,000 100%-6%
49Giant Eagle$9,042,000 O'Hara Township, Pa.4241.50%$9,042,000 100%-1%
50Wendy's$8,975,000 Dublin, Ohio57390.30%$10,208,000 88%0%
51AutoZone$8,859,000 Memphis, Tenn.52314.40%$10,261,000 86%3%
52Dunkin' Brands Group$8,830,000 Canton, Mass.113667.60%$10,857,000 81%4%
53O'Reilly Auto Parts$8,593,000 Springfield, Mo.48297.90%$8,593,000 100%6%
54Wegmans Food Market$8,299,000 Rochester, N.Y.925.10%$8,299,000 100%3%
55Staples$8,275,000 Framingham, Mass.1255-6.10%$11,389,000 73%-4%
56Army / Air Force Exchange$8,076,000 Dallas10302.00%$8,076,000 100%-6%
57Dick's Sporting Goods$7,922,000 Coraopolis, Pa.7949.00%$7,922,000 100%7%
58QVC$7,667,000 West Chester, Pa.0.60%$10,229,000 75%N.A.
59Sherwin-Williams$7,580,000 Cleveland38898.10%$8,122,000 93%2%
60Alimentation Couche-Tard$7,420,000 Tempe, Ariz.52511.40%$11,071,000 67%-2%
61Ascena Retail Group$7,091,000 Suffern, N.Y.481650.20%$7,249,000 98%26%
62Toys "R" Us$7,049,000 Wayne, N.J.874-3.10%$12,738,000 55%-5%
63Office Depot$6,996,000 Boca Raton, Fla.1441-5.10%$11,357,000 62%-8%
64Darden Restaurants$6,907,000 Orlando, Fla.15382.50%$6,934,000 100%1%
65DineEquity$6,879,000 Glendale, Calif.3495-4.80%$7,697,000 89%0%
66Ikea North American Svcs.$6,789,000 Conshohocken, Pa.436.60%$48,197,000 14%8%
67Tractor Supply Co.$6,780,000 Brentwood, Tenn.17388.90%$6,780,000 100%17%
68WinCo Foods$6,676,000 Boise, Idaho1106.50%$6,676,000 100%7%
69PetSmart$6,484,000 Phoenix14033.40%$6,874,000 94%5%
70Chick-fil-A$6,437,000 Atlanta21124.90%$6,437,000 100%6%
71Dillard's$6,071,000 Little Rock, Ark.293-5.00%$6,071,000 100%-1%
72Foot Locker$5,852,000 New York22885.00%$8,044,000 73%-1%
73GameStop$5,518,000 Grapevine, Texas3992-14.50%$8,027,000 69%-1%
74Burlington Coat Factory$5,497,000 Burlington, N.J.5839.20%$5,552,000 99%5%
75Signet Jewelers$5,494,000 Akron, Ohio2983-0.60%$6,368,000 86%3%
76Domino's Pizza$5,335,000 Ann Arbor, Mich.537110.90%$10,874,000 49%3%
77Defense Commissary Agency$5,250,000 Fort Lee, Va.238-4.50%$5,250,000 100%-1%
78Panera Bread Company$5,242,000 St. Louis20365.70%$5,242,000 100%3%
79AVB Brandsource$5,221,000 Tustin, Calif.29332.40%$5,394,000 97%1%
80Big Lots$5,200,000 Columbus, Ohio14320.20%$5,200,000 100%-1%
81Academy Sports + Outdoors$5,133,000 Katy, Texas22713.70%$5,133,000 100%9%
82Jack in the Box$5,058,000 San Diego29540.60%$5,058,000 100%2%
83Speedway$5,007,000 Enon, Ohio2733-3.60%$5,007,000 100%-1%
84Saks Fifth Avenue / Lord & Taylor$4,999,000 New York1982.90%$12,890,000 39%12%
85Williams-Sonoma$4,850,000 San Francisco6012.00%$4,998,000 97%2%
86Neiman Marcus$4,771,000 Dallas91-4.10%$4,950,000 96%0%
87Michaels Stores$4,736,000 Irving, Texas12345.70%$5,197,000 91%4%
88True Value Co.$4,665,000 Chicago43923.70%$4,710,000 99%-2%
89Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance$4,614,000 Bolingbrook, Ill.97424.20%$4,614,000 100%11%
90Shell Oil Company$4,526,000 Houston4830-0.60%$5,156,000 88%-2%
91Sonic$4,520,000 Oklahoma City35573.50%$4,520,000 100%1%
92Exxon Mobil Corporation$4,518,000 Irving, Texas33552.70%$11,346,000 40%-1%
93Belk$4,209,000 Charlotte, N.C.2940.80%$4,209,000 100%-1%
94H&M$4,113,000 New York4688.20%$31,631,000 13%13%
95Advance Auto Parts$4,080,000 Roanoke, Va.4425-1.70%$4,106,000 99%4%
96Sprouts Farmers Market$4,046,000 Phoenix25312.60%$4,046,000 100%17%
97Stater Bros. Holdings$4,038,000 San Bernardino, Calif.1691.70%$4,038,000 100%1%
98Petco Animal Supplies$4,021,000 San Diego14894.00%$4,025,000 100%4%
99Save Mart Supermarkets$3,871,000 Modesto, Calif.206-1.90%$3,871,000 100%-9%
100CKE Restaurants$3,861,000 Carpinteria, Calif.30584.00%$4,688,000 82%2%