Top 50 Global Retailers

Welcome to STORES Top 50 Global Retailers. To qualify for this year’s rankings, companies had to meet several criteria. Both publicly and privately owned companies were considered and the businesses were reviewed between October and December 2018.  Firstly, the company needed to be a retailer, defined as either a goods-for-consumer resale operation or a restaurant business open to the public. Secondly, the company must have direct selling operations in at least three countries, one of which must not be an adjacent territory to the retailer’s home country. Thirdly, when reviewing franchise operations, the company must hold the global license to franchise the store name in the majority of countries where the franchise operates.

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Ranking
Retailer
Home Country/Region
Ranking Points
International Revenues
(billions)
Global Total
Revenues
(billions)
Marketplace, Franchise and Alliance Revenues
Countries of
First-party
Operation
#
Business FoundationsInternational (# Stores)Total Worldwide incl. Domestic
(# Stores)
1WalmartU.S. (Americas) 435,155 $118.07$500.34Greater than $20 billion29Mass/Grocery 6,360 6,360
2Amazon.comU.S. (Americas) 185,403 $54.30$160.41Greater than $200 billion18Ecommerce7472
3Schwarz GroupGermany (Europe) 146,235 $63.51$101.94-29Alternative Mass/Grocery 7,398 7,398
4CarrefourFrance (Europe) 120,827 $48.66$89.16Less than $10 billion37Mass/Grocery 6,729 6,729
5Ahold DelhaizeNetherlands (Europe) 119,353 $55.46$70.92Less than $10 billion9Mass/Grocery 4,474 4,474
6CostcoU.S. (Americas) 117,217 $35.14$129.03-12Alternative Mass/Grocery227227
7AlibabaChina (Asia) 110,980 $7.88$39.94Greater than $750 billion8Ecommerce100100
8AldiGermany (Europe) 99,418 $37.95$84.98-18Alternative Mass/Grocery 6,509 6,509
9AuchanFrance (Europe) 94,793 $41.62$63.78-15Mass/Grocery 1,710 1,710
10TescoU.K. (Europe) 67,713 $19.15$74.12Less than $10 billion10Mass/Grocery 3,356 3,356
11Walgreens Boots AllianceU.S. (Americas) 67,277 $11.81$99.12-16Drug-Health-Beauty 4,722 4,722
12Spar InternationalNetherlands (Europe) 66,619 $31.42$38.99-17Convenience 2,700 8,571
13The Home DepotU.S. (Americas) 64,074 $9.08$100.90-6Home Improvement304304
14Rewe GroupGermany (Europe) 61,996 $18.12$65.29Greater than $15 billion11Mass/Grocery 4,618 4,618
15Seven & IJapan (Asia) 60,640 $18.53$56.43Greater than $45 billion3Convenience 44,400 44,400
16IKEANetherlands (Europe) 57,812 $27.75$28.84Greater than $15 billion52Home Improvement390390
17CasinoFrance (Europe) 53,915 $20.30$45.36Less than $10 billion15Mass/Grocery 3,050 3,050
18Metro AGGermany (Europe) 51,025 $19.81$41.03Less than $10 billion25Alternative Mass/Grocery 5,846 5,846
19InditexSpain (Europe) 50,492 $23.93$28.59Less than $10 billion96Fast Fashion 5,787 5,787
20AeonJapan (Asia) 47,511 $6.46$75.65-11Mass/Grocery 4,346 4,346
21H&MSweden (Europe) 45,277 $22.38$23.41-69Fast Fashion 4,567 4,567
22McDonald'sU.S. (Americas) 41,450 $14.81$22.82Greater than $50 billion120Fast Food 23,205 23,205
23Lowe'sU.S. (Americas) 41,060 $4.50$68.62-3Home Improvement313313
24JD.comChina (Asia) 38,783 $5.10$51.00Greater than $30 billion>5Ecommerce--
25IntermarchéFrance (Europe) 37,504 $9.17$47.01-4Mass/Grocery 1,178 1,178
26NaspersSouth Africa 35,136 $12.06$20.10Greater than $45 billion41Ecommerce--
27Adeo GroupFrance (Europe) 34,523 $15.03$23.96-15Home Improvement558558
28A.S. WatsonHong Kong SAR (Asia) 34,297 $16.19$20.02-26Drug-Health-Beauty 13,504 13,504
29LeclercFrance (Europe) 31,588 $2.88$50.66-7Mass/Grocery9393
30TJXU.S. (Americas) 30,695 $8.51$35.87-10Fast Fashion 1,077 1,077
31CeconomyGermany (Europe) 30,497 $12.33$24.01-15Consumer Electronics624624
32Jerónimo MartinsPortugal (Europe) 28,920 $13.15$18.38-3Alternative Mass/Grocery 3,394 3,394
33YUM! Brands + YUM! China (Asia)U.S. (Americas) 26,922 $10.49$13.02Greater than $45 billion139Fast Food 27,007 27,007
34Best BuyU.S. (Americas) 26,309 $3.49$42.15-4Consumer Electronics216216
35Couche-TardCanada (Americas) 25,899 $12.20$14.29Less than $10 billion23Convenience 13,901 13,901
36CencosudChile (Americas) 22,449 $9.46$16.51-5Mass/Grocery751751
37StarbucksU.S. (Americas) 22,000 $6.73$22.39Less than $10 billion75Fast Food 13,409 13,409
38eBayU.S. (Americas) 21,838 $5.48$9.57Greater than $50 billion>10Ecommerce--
39Dairy FarmHong Kong SAR (Asia) 21,797 $10.07$11.29More than $10 billion11Mass/Grocery 4,781 4,781
40Fast RetailingJapan (Asia) 20,381 $7.97$16.86-22Fast Fashion 2,422 2,422
41TencentChina (Asia) 19,535 $728.00$36.39-1Ecommerce--
42DecathlonFrance (Europe) 19,104 $8.59$12.43-25Sporting Goods 1,097 1,097
43Lotte ShoppingSouth Korea (Asia) 17,223 $2.68$26.41-4Mass/Grocery173173
44FamilyMart UNYJapan (Asia) 13,384 $3.08$12.81Greater than $20 billion9Convenience 6,849 6,849
45Gap Inc.U.S. (Americas) 12,983 $3.29$15.86Less than $10 billion49Fast Fashion956956
46KingfisherU.K. (Europe) 12,325 $5.19$9.07-10Home Improvement407407
47ICA GroupSweden (Europe) 8,690 $1.64$12.46-4Mass/Grocery259259
48RakutenJapan (Asia) 7,894 $420.00$8.41Greater than $30 billion1Ecommerce--
49Yahoo Japan (Asia)Japan (Asia) 6,833 $422.00$8.45Greater than $15 billion1Ecommerce--
50Euronics InternationalNetherlands (Europe) 6,375 $2.00$2.50Greater than $20 billion36Consumer Electronics 8,480 8,480