Largest European Retail Chains

Top UK, France, Germany & European Retailers on Global Powers of Retailing List

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After bottoming out in the first quarter of 2013, European retail sales have been trending upward in 2014, posting the best year-over-year gains in June 2014 that this region of the globe has seen in seven years.  Retail shoppers in France, Germany, Austria, and Poland have been driving the European retail economy higher, by spending more on both food and non-food merchandise in 2014. Long after the U.S. retail industry recovered to pre-recessionary levels the biggest Europe-based retailers are happy for the bounce which puts them back on the trajectory to effectively compete with the world’s largest retail chains on the global retail stage.

Three of the 10 largest retailers in the world are European based retail chains.  That’s according to the 2014 Global Powers of Retailing list, an annual report published by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and STORES Magazine which ranks the 250 largest global retailers according to annual revenue.  

What follows is complete list of the largest retail chains in each country of Europe which were ranked on the 2014 Global Powers of Retailing list. The number in the left column is the global ranking number assigned to the company, based on its revenue figures, compared to the other 250 largest retail organizations worldwide.  Click to the links to get more information about the largest European retailers, and to view more 2014 Largest Retail Chain revenue ranking lists.

2014 Largest European Retail Chains - Top UK, France, Germany, and European Retailers :

2      Tesco plc
U.K.
Hypermarket/Supercenter/Superstore

4      Carrefour
France
Hypermarket/Supercenter/Superstore

6      Schwarz Untemehmens Treuhand KG
Germany
Discount Store

25    Koninklijke Ahold N.V.
Netherlands
Supermarket

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33    Delhaize Group
Belgium
Supermarket

39    Migros-Genossenschafts Bund
Switzerland
Supermarket

39    Mercadona, S.A.
Spain Supermarket

65    H&M Hennes & Maruitz AB
Sweden
Apparel-Footwear Specialty

58  X5 Retail Group N.V.
Russia
Discount Store

61    Coop Italia
Italy
Supermarket

67    Jeronimo Martins, SGPS S.A.
Portugal
Discount Store

78    S Group
Finland
Supermarket

72    SPAR Osterreischische
Austria
Supermarket

98  NorgesGruppen ASA
Norway
Discount Stores

107    Dansk Supermarked A/S
Denmark
Discount Store

167  BIM Birlesik Magazalar A.S.
Turkey
Discount Store

244 Agrokor d.d.
Croatia
Supermarket

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Largest European Retail Chains on the 250 Largest Retailers In the World (continued):

110  Kesa Electricals plc
UK
Electronics Specialty

115  Esselunga S.p.A.
Italy
Hypermarket/Supercenter/Superstore

116  Oxylane Group (Decathlon Group)
France
Specialty Stores

117   Fa. Anton Schlecker
Germany
Drug Store/Pharmacy

121  Etn Franz Colruyt N.V..
Belgium
Supermarket

128  FDB (Coop Danmark A/S)
Denmark
Supermarket

129  Globus Holding GmbH& Company KG
Germany
Hypermarket/Supercenter/Superstore

136  SHV Holdings N.V./Makro
Netherlands
Cash & Cary/Warehouse Club

137  dm-drogerie markt GmbH + Company KG
Germany
Drug Store/Pharmacy

139  Sonae Distribuicao SGPS S.A.
Portugal
Hypermarket/Supercenter/Superstore

146  Dirk Rossmann GmbH
Germany
Drug Store/Pharmacy

149  Groupe Galeries Lafayette S.A.
France
Department Store

152  Open Joint Stock Company Magnit
Russia
Supermarket

157  Parktiker Bau- und Heinwerkermarkte Holding AG
Germany
Home Improvement

158  Next plc
U.K.


Apparel/Footwear Specialty

159  Bauhaus GmbH & Company KG
Germany
Home Improvement

165  Celesio AG
Germany
Drug Store/Pharmacy

172  NorgesGruppen ASA
Norway
Supermarket

174  KF Gruppen
Sweden
Supermarket

175  Norma Lebensmittelfilliabetrieb GmbH & Company KG
Germany
Discount Store

179  Luxottica Group S.p.A.
Italy
Specialty Stores

180  Douglas Holding AG
Germany
Specialty Stores

181  Coop Norge A/S
Norway
Supermarket

188  Apoteket AB
Sweden
Drugstore/Pharmacy

189  Maxeda Retail Group B.V.
Netherlands
Home Improvement

190  Deichmann Group
Germany
Apparel/Footwear Specialty

193  Groupe Vivarte
France
Apparel/Footwear Specialty

197  Blokker Holding N.V.
Netherlands
Specialty Stores

203  HORNBACH-Baumarket-AG Group
Germany
Home Improvement

208  Poslovni Sistern Mercator, d.d.
Slovenia
Supermarket

214  Iceland Foods Group Ltd.
U.K.
Supermarket

215  Associated British Foods plc Primark
U.K.
Apparel/Footwear Specialty

223  Compagnie Financhere
Switzerland
Specialty Store

224  Dunnes Stores Ltd.
Republic of Ireland
Department Store

226 Gruppo PAM S.p.a
Italy
Hypermarket/Supermarket/Discount/Restaurants
228  xxxlutz Group
Austria
Other Speciailty

229  Finiper S.p.a.
Italy
Hypermarket/Supercenter/Superstore

230  Lagardere Services S.A.
France
Specialty Stores

231  HMV Group plc
UK
Other Specialty

236  Muller Ltd. & Co. KG
Germany
Drugstore/Pharmacy

244  Axfood AB
Sweden
Hypermarket/Supercenter/Superstore

249  Systembolaget
Sweden
Specialty Stores

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