STORES Hot Retailers 2018

Welcome to STORES Hot 100 Retailers. This annual list ranks the nation’s fastest-growing retail companies by year-over-year domestic sales growth. Hot retailers come in all sizes and formats, as evidenced by this year’s report: Nine of the 10 top businesses represent different retail segments, indicating that growth owes more to management and strategy than any kind of tide lifting boats in any particular category. Read more, or view this year’s list below.


Hot 100 Rank
Company
USA Sales growth
('17 v '16)
2017 Worldwide Retail Sales (millions)
Headquarters
2017
USA Retail Sales (millions)
USA % of
Worldwide Sales
2017
Stores
Stores Growth
('17 v '16)
1Primark103% $9,875 Dublin, Ireland$4895%860%
2Bass Pro Shops (1)94% $7,837 Springfield, Mo. $7,344 94%18187%
3Build.com (parent Ferguson)47% $4,490 Chico, Calif. $1,340 30%N.A.N.A.
4Amazon.com (2)45% $155,943 Seattle $102,957 66%456N.A.
5Wayfair36% $4,696 Boston $4,074 87%N.A.N.A.
6Tapestry (formerly Coach)33% $5,715 New York $3,644 64%68737%
7PetSmart (3)28% $8,647 Phoenix $8,307 96% 1,466 4%
8Five Below28% $1,278 Philadelphia $1,278 100%62520%
9Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance28% $5,885 Bolingbrook, Ill. $5,885 100% 1,074 10%
10Pet Retail Brands27% $1,586 Markham, Ontario, Can. $1,342 85%58828%
11Duluth Holdings25%$471Belleville, Wis.$471100%3194%
12At Home Group24%$951Plano, Texas$951100%14921%
13Camping World (4)24% $4,100 Lincolnshire, Ill. $4,100 100%1339%
14Harbor Freight Tools21% $2,369 Los Angeles $2,369 100%84012%
15Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings21% $1,077 Harrisburg, Pa. $1,077 100%26815%
16Festival Foods19% $1,084 De Pere, Wis. $1,084 100%3020%
17Care Pharmacies Cooperative19%$803Linthicum, Md.$803100%865%
18Rouse's Enterprises18% $1,527 Thibodaux, La. $1,527 100%5417%
19Murphy USA16%$469El Dorado, Ark.$469100%28816%
20Sprouts Farmers Market15% $4,669 Phoenix $4,669 100%28513%
21Alimentation Couche-Tard (5,6) *15% $13,034 Tempe, Ariz. $9,306 71% 7,195 24%
22RH (formerly Restoration Hardware Holdings)14% $2,135 Corte Madera, Calif. $2,440 114%83-2%
23FreshDirect14%$774Long Island City, N.Y.$774100%N.A.N.A.
24Kwik Trip13% $1,630 La Crosse, Wis. $1,630 100%60110%
25TechStyle Fashion Group (formerly Just Fab)13%$731El Segundo, Calif.$64488%2433%
26Academy Sports + Outdoors12% $5,772 Katy, Texas $5,772 100%2437%
27Total Wine & More12% $2,613 Potomac, Md. $2,613 100%1629%
28Oxford Industries12%$731Atlanta$71498%20110%
29Kirkland's12%$663Brentwood, Tenn.$663100%4183%
30Rural King Supply11% $1,327 Mattoon, Ill. $1,327 100%1059%
31Blue Apron11%$881New York$881100%N.A.N.A.
32Stage Stores10% $1,592 Houston $1,592 100%8355%
33Weis Markets10% $3,349 Sunbury, Pa. $3,349 100%2050%
34Aldi (7)10% $98,534 Batavia, Ill. $25,858 26% 2,250 8%
35Forever 2110% $3,804 Los Angeles $2,805 74%5679%
36Lululemon Athletica10% $2,388 Vancouver, British Columbia, Can. $1,765 74%274-5%
37Gelson's Markets10%$794Encino, Calif.$794100%278%
38Torrid10%$551City of Industry, Calif.$550100%4939%
39Burlington Coat Factory *9% $6,038 Burlington, N.J. $5,987 99%6177%
40Nebraska Furniture Mart/Star Furniture (8)9% $2,000 Omaha, Neb. $2,000 100%150%
41Ross Stores9% $14,006 Pleasanton, Calif. $13,988 100% 1,620 6%
42Discount Tire9% $4,719 Scottsdale, Ariz. $4,719 100%9755%
43BevMo9%$902Concord, Calif.$902100%1706%
44Boot Barn Holdings9%$684Irvine, Calif.$684100%2263%
45Costco Wholesale Corporation *9% $123,839 Issaquah, Wash. $93,076 75%5103%
46Dick's Sporting Goods *8% $8,590 Coraopolis, Pa. $8,590 100%8456%
47Lee's Discount Liquor8%$439Henderson, Nev.$439100%205%
4899 Cents Only Stores8% $2,191 Commerce, Calif. $2,191 100%3890%
49Grocery Outlet8% $2,148 Berkeley, Calif. $2,148 100%2708%
50Ikea North America Svcs.8% $44,916 Conshohocken, Pa. $5,858 13%452%
51Hobby Lobby Stores8% $4,910 Oklahoma City $4,910 100%8448%
52Verizon Wireless8% $18,889 New York $18,889 100% 6,721 -2%
53Wawa8% $1,392 Media, Pa. $1,392 100%7908%
54Apple Stores / iTunes *8% $44,937 Cupertino, Calif. $38,598 86%2721%
55Land's End7% $1,255 Dodgeville, Wis. $1,220 97%129%
56Sephora (LVMH)7% $10,963 San Francisco $5,873 54%3625%
57Lucky Brand7%$878Los Angeles$878100%2400%
58Dollar Tree *7% $22,246 Chesapeake, Va. $21,912 99% 14,610 4%
59Grupo Comercial Chedraui7% $6,010 Paramont, Calif. $1,637 27%592%
60Guitar Center7% $3,252 Westlake Village, Calif. $3,252 100%4596%
61Tractor Supply Co.7% $7,256 Brentwood, Tenn. $7,256 100% 1,853 7%
62AutoZone7% $10,919 Memphis, Tenn. $9,480 87% 5,399 3%
63Dollar General7% $23,471 Goodlettsville, Tenn. $23,471 100% 14,534 9%
64Winco Foods7% $7,124 Boise, Idaho $7,124 100%1176%
65Best Buy *7% $42,151 Richfield, Minn. $38,591 92% 1,293 -5%
66Stripes Convenience Stores (6)7% $1,653 Corpus Christi, Texas $1,653 100%7400%
67TJX Companies *7% $35,865 Framingham, Mass. $27,044 75% 2,948 6%
68Hot Topic7%$809Industry, Calif.$77896%7024%
69Good Neighbor Pharmacy6% $9,794 Chesterbrook, Pa. $9,794 100% 2,852 4%
70The Home Depot6% $100,587 Atlanta $91,910 91% 1,968 0%
71H&M6% $27,732 New York $3,401 12%5099%
72Zumiez6%$903Lynnwood, Wash.$75584%6071%
73G-III Apparel Group Ltd.6%$503New York$503100%367-11%
74Sherwin-Williams6% $8,553 Cleveland $8,030 94% 3,960 2%
75Southwest Convenience Stores6%$355Odessa, Texas$355100%3266%
76Piggy Wiggly (C&S Wholesale Grocers)6% $3,877 Keene, N.H. $3,877 100%3768%
77Fareway Stores6% $1,277 Boone, Iowa $1,277 100%1203%
78Harps Food Stores6% $1,150 Springdale, Ark. $1,150 100%923%
79Casey's General Stores6% $3,243 Ankeny, Iowa $3,243 100% 2,003 1%
80The Children's Place6% $2,023 Secaucus, N.J. $1,671 83%878-2%
81The Kroger Co. *5% $115,889 Cincinnati $115,889 100% 3,902 0%
82Citi Trends5%$755Savannah, Ga.$73998%5534%
83ampm (BP West Coast Products)5% $12,274 La Palma, Calif. $2,759 22%9921%
84Brooks Brothers Group5% $2,147 Enfield, Conn.$87541%2823%
85QuickTrip Corp.5% $1,483 Tulsa, Okla. $1,483 100%7623%
86Modell's Sporting Goods5%$865New York$865100%1633%
87Sally Beauty Holdings5% $3,085 Denton, Texas $3,085 100% 4,087 0%
88Sheetz5%$860Altoona, Pa.$860100%5603%
89Ace Hardware5% $17,534 Oak Brook, Ill. $16,621 95% 4,418 1%
90O'Reilly Auto Parts5% $9,020 Springfield, Mo. $9,020 100% 5,019 4%
91Cosentinos Food Stores5%$720Kansas City, Mo.$720100%280%
92Gap *5% $15,682 San Francisco $12,520 80% 2,368 -1%
93Michael Kors Holdings5% $2,719 London $1,904 70%328-6%
94Pep Boys5% $2,226 Philadelphia $2,133 96%93219%
95American Eagle Outfitters5% $4,380 Pittsburgh $3,310 76%887-1%
96Williams-Sonoma5% $5,245 San Francisco $5,121 98%6071%
97Abercrombie & Fitch Co.5% $3,493 New Albany, Ohio $2,956 85%677-4%
98Wegmans Food Market5% $8,682 Rochester, N.Y. $8,682 100%963%
99Empresas Copec Chile (formerly Delek)4%$456Santiago, Chile$456100%3480%
100GameStop *4% $8,627 Grapevine, Texas $6,364 74% 3,896 -2%

Source: Kantar Consulting
(1) Acquired Cabela’s
(2) Acquired Whole Foods Market
(3) Acquired Chewy.com
(4) Acquired Gander Mountain
(5) Acquired CST Brands effective FY2017
(6) Acquired Stripes convenience stores, effective FY2018 (to be reflected in next year’s rank)
(7) Includes Trader Joe’s
(8) Parent Berkshire Hathaway
* Revenues reported for the 53-week reporting period