The World's Top 100 Largest Supermarket Chains
US, Germany and Australia Dominate Global Mega Chain Food Retailing
The 2016 list of Top 100 World's Largest Retail Chains includes 29 supermarket chains and retail grocery stores, not including the hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, discount stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and Internet retail websites that also have grocery and food retailing as a significant category in their retail business.
In other words, global mega retail chains dominate retailing primarily because of food retailing.
Global food retail sales are more than $4 trillion annually, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
While the U.S. supermarket chain Kroger continues to hold the title of the world's largest supermarket chain in terms of annual revenue, Germany and Australia also dominate the Top 100 list of global food retailers. The second and third largest supermarket chains are based in Germany and the fourth and fifth largest grocery retailers are based in Australia.
These World's Largest Supermarket rankings are according to the 2016 Global Powers of Retailing report from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and STORES Magazine, which is published annually as a global benchmark comparison of the annual revenues of the largest retail chains of all types in the world.
What follows is the complete list of the 2016 World’s Largest Retail Supermarket and Grocery Store Chains. The number in the left column represents the revenue ranking of the retail chain, compared to the revenue rankings of the 250 largest retail chains of all types included on the 2016 Global Powers of Retailing list.
Click the links for more information about individual supermarket chains and for more World’s Largest Retail ranking information.
Top 100 World's Largest Supermarket Chains, Retail Grocery Stores 2016
3 The Kroger Company
17 Edeka Group
20 Rewe Combine
21 Woolworths Ltd.
23 Wesfarmers Ltd.
24 Koninklijke Ahold N.V.
27 ITM Developpement International (Intermarche')
28 J Sainsbury plc
30 Safeway, Inc.
32 Publix Super Markets, Inc.
34 Delhaize Group
36 WM Morrison Supermarkets plc
37 AB Acquisition LLC (Albertson's)
42 Systeme U, Centrale Nationale
43 Coop Group
44 Mercadona, S.A.
46 H.E. Butt Grocery Company
49 Empire Company Ltd. / Sobey’s
55 Cencosud S.A.
63 John Lewis Partnership plc
Home Office Headquarters in Michigan
69 Conad Consorzio Nazionale, Dettaglianti Soc. Coop. a.r.l.
70 Whole Food Market, Inc.
73 S Group
77 ICA Gruppen (ICA AB)
82 Co-operative Group Ltd.
84 SPAR Holding AG
88 Southeastern Grocers, LLC (BI-LO Holding)
92 Dairy Farm International Holdings Ltd.
Hong Kong SAR
95 Metro Inc.
105 Shoprite Holdings Ltd.
108 Kesko Corporation
110 Giant Eagle, Inc.
112 SuperValu, Inc.
118 Hy-Vee, Inc.
120 Colruyt Group (Etn. Fr. Colruyt N.V.)
121 Esselunga S.p.A.
133 Shanghai Bailian Group Co. Ltd. (a/k/a Shanghai Friendship Group)
134 Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
137 Jumbo Groep Holding B.V. (Jumbo Supermarkten B.V.)
142 Coop Danmark A/S (FDB)
146 Grupo Eroski
155 Sonae, SGPS, SA
161 Pick n Pay Stores Ltd.
162 OJSC Dixy Group
163 WinCo Foods LLC
166 The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company
173 Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA)
]179 Life Corporation.
180 The SPAR Group Limited
185 Coop Sverige AB
186 Coop Norge, the Group
192 Agrokor d.d.
205 Save Mart Supermarkets
210 Arcs Co. Ltd.
211 Iceland Topco Limited (Iceland Foods Group Ltd.)
212 Nonggongshang Supermarket (Group) Co. Ltd.
220 Demoulas Super Markets, Inc.
221 Overwaitea Food Group
222 Valor Company Ltd.
228 Stater Bros. Holdings, Inc.
237 Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc.
249 Ingles Markets