STORES Hot Retailers 2017

Welcome to STORES Hot 100 Retailers. This annual list ranks the nation’s fastest-growing retailers by year-over-year domestic sales growth. There is a distinct lack of big-box general merchandise retailers on the chart this year, while there are plenty of businesses that exhibit differentiation in the marketplace, innovative merchandising and an appropriate value proposition for the intended customer base. Read more, or view this year’s list below.

Retail sales in millions of US dollars

Hot 100 Rank
Sales Growth
('16 v '15)
2016 Worldwide Retail Sales
Headquarters/U.S. Headquarters
USA Retail Sales
USA % of
Worldwide Sales
USA Stores
Stores Growth
('16 v '15)
1BLUE APRON133%$795,000New York, NY$795,000100%n.a.n.a.
2WAYFAIR54% $3,259,000Boston, MA $2,993,00092%n.a.n.a.
3ASCENA RETAIL GROUP50% $7,249,000Suffern, NY $7,091,00098% 4,816 26%
4CHEWY.COM48%$900,000Dania Beach, FL$900,000100%n.a.n.a.
5BUILD.COM/ WOLSELEY38% $4,888,000 Chico, CA$911,00019%n.a.n.a.
6CST BRANDS29% $2,436,000San Antonio, TX $2,165,00089% 1,405 21%
7TECHSTYLE FASHION GROUP29%$650,000El Segundo, CA$572,00088%n.a.-100%
8GRUPO COMERCIAL CHEDRAUI27% $6,379,000Paramont, CA $1,528,00024%587%
9GELSON'S MARKETS26%$723,000Encino, CA$723,000100%2519%
10AMAZON.COM25% $128,526,000Seattle, WA $77,024,00060%3200%
11ULTA SALON, COSMETICS & FRAGRANCE24% $4,614,000Bolingbrook, IL $4,614,000100%97411%
12DULUTH HOLDINGS24%$376,000Belleville, WI$376,000100%1678%
13BURBERRY23% $3,577,000New York, NY$766,00021%61-7%
14TORRID23%$503,000City of Industry, CA$502,000100%45126%
15AT HOME GROUP22%$757,000Plano, TX$757,000100%12525%
16INDITEX21% $18,698,000Arteixo, Spain$307,0002%8116%
17FIESTA MART19% $1,819,000Houston, TX $1,819,000100%8338%
18CARE PHARMACIES COOPERARATIVE18%$675,000Linthicum, MD$675,000100%824%
19OLLIE'S BARGAIN OUTLET HOLDINGS17%$890,000Harrisburg, PA$890,000100%23415%
20TOTAL WINE & MORE16% $2,325,000Potomac, MD $2,325,000100%15015%
21FESTIVAL FOODS16%$909,000De Pere, WI$909,000100%2514%
22BIG Y16% $1,926,000Springfield, MA $1,926,000100%7718%
23UNDER ARMOUR15% $4,646,000Baltimore, MD $3,800,00082%153-9%
24BASS PRO SHOPS15% $3,865,000Springfield, MO $3,786,00098%9714%
25FRESHDIRECT15%$682,000Long Island City, NY$682,000100%n.a.n.a.
26KWIK TRIP15% $1,436,000La Crosse, WI $1,436,000100%54514%
27ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS14% $5,133,000Katy, TX $5,133,000100%2279%
28MURPHY USA14%$406,000El Dorado, AR$406,000100%24911%
29CVS CAREMARK13% $82,800,000Woonsocket, RI $81,482,00098% 9,769 1%
30SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET13% $4,046,000Phoenix, AZ $4,046,000100%25317%
31LEE'S DISCOUNT LIQUOR12%$405,000Henderson, NV$405,000100%1912%
32BEVMO!12% $1,212,000Concord, CA $1,212,000100%1642%
33SMART & FINAL12% $3,483,000Commerce, CA $3,401,00098%24611%
34RURAL KING SUPPLY12%$937,000Mattoon, IL$937,000100%9613%
35GUITAR CENTER12% $3,229,000Westlake Village, Ca $3,229,000100%47815%
36BOOT BARN HOLDINGS11%$628,000Irvine, CA$628,000100%2404%
37FRANCESCA'S11%$486,000Houston, TX$486,000100%6719%
38LULULEMON ATHLETICA11% $2,162,000Vancouver, Canada $1,608,00074%28710%
39SKECHERS USA10%$972,000Manhattan Beach, CA$687,00071%4136%
40ALDI10% $104,077,000Batavia, IL $23,491,00023% 2,084 7%
41MICHAEL KORS HOLDINGS LTD.10% $2,766,000London, United Kingdom $1,919,00069%349-13%
42BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY9% $5,552,000Burlington, NJ $5,497,00099%5835%
43DICK'S SPORTING GOODS9% $7,922,000Coraopolis, PA $7,922,000100%7947%
44TRACTOR SUPPLY CO9% $6,780,000Brentwood, TN $6,780,000100% 1,738 17%
45OXFORD INDUSTRIES9%$709,000Atlanta, GA$636,00090%1835%
46OVERSTOCK.COM9% $1,800,000Salt Lake City, UT $1,800,000100%n.a.n.a.
47DOLLAR GENERAL9% $21,987,000Goodlettsville, TN $21,987,000100% 13,322 7%
48NEBRASKA FURNITURE MART8% $1,514,000Omaha, NE $1,514,000100%40%
49GROCERY OUTLET8% $1,911,000Berkeley, CA $1,911,000100%2556%
50SHERWIN-WILLIAMS8% $8,122,000Cleveland, OH $7,580,00093% 3,889 2%
51O'REILLY AUTO PARTS8% $8,593,000Springfield, MO $8,593,000100% 4,829 6%
52ROSS STORES8% $12,874,000Pleasanton, CA $12,864,000100% 1,532 6%
53TJX COMPANIES8% $33,270,000Framingham, MA $25,367,00076% 2,777 4%
54LUCKY BRAND8%$818,000Los Angeles, CA$818,000100%240-2%
55CASEY'S GENERAL STORES7% $3,068,000Ankeny, IA $3,068,000100% 1,988 3%
56HOBBY LOBBY STORES7% $3,065,000Oklahoma City, OK $3,065,000100%7767%
57K-VA-T FOOD STORES7% $2,285,000Abingdon, VA $2,285,000100%1415%
58THE HOME DEPOT7% $94,774,000Atlanta, GA $85,086,00090% 1,965 0%
59FOREVER 217% $3,596,000Los Angeles, CA $2,553,00071%5202%
60IKEA NORTH AMERICA SERVICES7% $48,197,000Conshohocken, PA $6,789,00014%438%
61CEFCO CONVENIENCE STORES6%$413,000Temple, TX$413,000100%2270%
62COSENTINO'S FOOD STORES6%$686,000Kansas City , MO$686,000100%280%
63ABC FINE WINE & SPIRITS6%$505,000Orlando, FL$505,000100%1400%
64SPEC'S WINE, SPIRITS & FINER FOODS6% $1,275,000Houston, TX $1,275,000100%1653%
65SHEETZ6%$819,000Altoona, PA$819,000100%5455%
66THE KROGER CO.6% $110,215,000Cincinnati, OH $110,215,000100% 3,825 2%
67SEPHORA (LVMH)6% $5,645,000San Francisco, CA $1,797,00032%3444%
68ampm (BP WEST COAST PRODUCTS)6% $14,341,000La Palma, CA $2,624,00018%9821%
69DEMOULAS SUPER MARKETS6% $3,725,000Tewksbury, MA $3,725,000100%784%
70KIRKLAND'S6%$593,000Brentwood, TN$593,000100%4047%
71BALLS FOOD STORES6%$848,000Kansas City, KS$848,000100%280%
72NATIONAL STORES (FALLAS PAREDES)6% $1,085,000Gardena, CA $1,085,000100%3572%
73THE TALBOTS6% $1,301,000Hingham, MA $1,280,00098%5314%
74BLUESTEM BRANDS (CAPMARK CAPITAL)5% $1,814,000Eden Prairie, MN $1,814,000100%n.a.n.a.
751-800-FLOWERS.COM5% $1,146,000Carle Place, NY $1,146,000100%3232%
76HOT TOPIC5%$749,000Industry, CA$727,00097%6721%
77WEGMANS FOOD MARKET5% $8,299,000Rochester, NY $8,299,000100%923%
78LOWE'S COMPANIES5% $66,556,000Mooresville, NC $60,409,00091% 1,831 1%
79FOOT LOCKER5% $8,044,000New York, NY $5,852,00073% 2,288 -1%
80RUE LA LA5%$498,000Boston, MA$498,000100%n.a.n.a.
81WAWA5% $1,294,000Media, PA $1,294,000100%7303%
82ACE HARDWARE5% $16,774,000Oak Brook, IL $15,833,00094% 4,363 1%
83TUESDAY MORNING5% $1,002,000Dallas, TX $1,002,000100%732-3%
84BROOKSHIRE BROTHERS5% $1,519,000Lufkin, TX $1,519,000100%1151%
857-ELEVEN5% $96,836,000Dallas, TX $14,323,00015% 8,256 2%
86ETHAN ALLEN5%$836,000Danbury, CT$836,000100%1923%
87QUICKTRIP CORP.4% $1,411,000Tulsa, OK $1,411,000100%7392%
88AUTOZONE4% $10,261,000Memphis, TN $8,859,00086% 5,231 3%
89HY-VEE4% $9,239,000West Des Moines, IA $9,239,000100%2420%
90MENARDS4% $10,659,000Eau Claire, WI $10,659,000100%3054%
91MODELL'S SPORTING GOODS4%$824,000New York, NY$824,000100%1593%
92FOODLAND SUPER MARKET LTD. (HAWAII)4%$581,000Honolulu, HI$581,000100%369%
93TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT4%$349,000Albany, NY$349,000100%290-6%
94DISCOUNT DRUG MART4%$669,000Medina, OH$669,000100%741%
95EMPRESAS COPEC CHILE (formerly DELEK)4%$436,000Santiago, Chile$436,000100%348-3%
96LESLIE'S POOLMART4%$766,000Phoenix, AZ$756,00099%8962%
97CLARK CROWN BRANDS4% $1,281,000Lisle, IL $1,281,000100% 1,171 1%
98GOLUB CORP. / PRICE CHOPPER SUPERMARKETS4% $3,813,000Schenectady, NY $3,813,000100%1360%
99JO-ANN STORES4% $2,630,000Hudson, OH $2,630,000100%8591%
100AMWAY INTERNATIONAL4% $1,607,000Ada, MI $1,498,00093%n.a.n.a.