Get Retail Fortune 500 Rankings for 2015

2015 Retail Fortune 500 Rankings and 2008 - 2015 Fortune 500 Comps
© Barbara Farfan for About.com

In May 2015,​ Fortune Magazine published its "Fortune 500" list for the 61st time, ranking the largest U.S. companies, both privately owned and publicly traded, according to annual revenue. As is true every year, the 2015 Fortune 500 rankings are based on the annual gross revenue figures, not on the   profits for the previous fiscal year for each company included on the list.

Since the Fortune 500 ranking numbers provide a comparison to each company's progress relative to all U.S. companies in all industries, a rise or fall in Fortune 500 rankings doesn't necessarily correlate to a rise or fall in an individual company’s revenue.

However, when just comparing year-over-year ups and downs in the Retail Fortune 500, a rise or fall in the rankings is often a reflection of retail relevance, even between retailing companies that aren't direct competitors.

Included in this 2015 Retailing Companies Fortune 500 are retail chains, restaurant chains, Automobile retailers, oil companies with convenience retailing, and companies that have retailing as a significant part of their business.  So this Retail Fortune 500 multi-year comparison chart includes companies that solely do retail like Wal-Mart and Costco, as well as companies that have retailing as a significant part of their business like Apple, CVS/Caremark, and U.S. auto companies like GM and Ford. The upward and downward trends of some of the largest companies in the U.S. can be easily spotted using this retail Fortune 500 comparison chart.

The comparison list below is arranged alphabetically.

To view Retail Fortune 500 lists arranged by year, by ranking, and by retailing sector, use the links at the end of this article.

2015 Retail Fortune 500 Rankings and Ranking Comparisons 2008 - 2015

Advance Auto Parts

- 2015 Rank - #294
- 2014 Rank - #402
- 2013 Rank - #409
- 2012 Rank - #392
- 2011 Rank - #387
- 2010 Rank - #389
- 2009 Rank - #461
- 2008 Rank - #476

Amazon.com
- 2015 Rank - #29
- 2014 Rank - #35
- 2013 Rank - #49
- 2012 Rank - #56
- 2011 Rank - #78
- 2010 Rank - #100
- 2009 Rank - #130
- 2008 Rank - #171

Apple
- 2015 Rank - #5
- 2014 Rank - #5
- 2013 Rank - #6
- 2012 Rank - #17
- 2011 Rank - #35
- 2010 Rank - #56
- 2009 Rank - #71
- 2008 Rank - #103

Asbury Automotive Group
- 2015 Rank - #450

- 2014 Rank - #472
- 2012 Rank - No Fortune 500 Ranking
- 2011 Rank - No Fortune 500 Ranking
- 2010 Rank - No Fortune 500 Ranking
- 2009 Rank - #486
- 2008 Rank - #421

AT&T
- 2015 Rank - #12
- 2014 Rank - #11
- 2013 Rank - #11

AutoNation
- 2015 Rank - #156
- 2014 Rank - #162
- 2013 Rank - #177
- 2012 Rank - #197
- 2011 Rank - #197
- 2010 Rank - #212
- 2009 Rank - #182
- 2008 Rank - #138

AutoZone
- 2015 Rank - #307
- 2014 Rank - #300
- 2013 Rank - #306
- 2012 Rank - #320
- 2011 Rank - #322
- 2010 Rank - #329
- 2009 Rank - #380
- 2008 Rank - #394

Avon Products
- 2015 Rank - #322
- 2014 Rank - #282
- 2013 Rank - #252
- 2012 Rank - #234
- 2011 Rank - #226
- 2010 Rank - #228
- 2009 Rank - #255
- 2008 Rank - #265

Barnes & Noble
- 2015 Rank - #
- 2014 Rank - #381
- 2013 Rank - #360
- 2012 Rank - #360
- 2011 Rank - #395
- 2010 Rank - #372
- 2009 Rank - #455
- 2008 Rank - #446

Bed Bath & Beyond
- 2015 Rank - #423
- 2014 Rank - #258
- 2013 Rank - #285
- 2012 Rank - #294
- 2011 Rank - #304
- 2010 Rank - #314
- 2009 Rank - #355
- 2008 Rank - #368

Best Buy
- 2015 Rank - #72
- 2014 Rank - #60
- 2013 Rank - #61
- 2012 Rank - #53
- 2011 Rank - #47
- 2010 Rank - #45
- 2009 Rank - #56
- 2008 Rank - #66

Big Lots
- 2015 Rank - No Fortune 500 Ranking
- 2014 Rank - #473
- 2013 Rank - #466
- 2012 Rank - #467
- 2011 Rank - #453
- 2010 Rank - #436
- 2009 Rank - #498
- 2008 Rank - #493

BJ’s Wholesale Club
- 2012 Rank - Acquired by private eqity firms
- 2011 Rank - #221
- 2010 Rank - #232
- 2009 Rank - #269
- 2008 Rank - #291

Blockbuster
- 2014 Rank - Liquidated all corporate owned stores, fewer than 100 franchise locations continue operations
- 2013 Rank - No Fortune 500 Ranking
- 2012 Rank - No Fortune 500 Ranking
- 2011 Rank - #500
- 2010 Rank - N/A
- 2009 Rank - #450
- 2008 Rank - #434

CarMax
- 2015 Rank - #232
- 2014 Rank - #240
- 2013 Rank - #259
- 2012 Rank - #279
- 2011 Rank - #311
- 2010 Rank - #323
- 2009 Rank - #311
- 2008 Rank - #333

Casey's General Stores
- 2015 Rank - #382
- 2014 Rank - #389
- 2013 Rank - #392
- 2012 Rank - #473

CDW
- 2015 Rank - #253
- 2014 Rank - #265
- 2013 Rank - #267

Chevron
- 2015 Rank - #3
- 2014 Rank - #3
- 2013 Rank - #3

Chrysler
- (Now part of Fiat S.p.A., no longer a U.S. corporation)
- 2011 Rank - #59

Circuit City
- 2010 Rank - Filed bankruptcy and liquidated its chain in 2009
- 2009 Rank - #228
- 2008 Rank - #215

Costco
- 2015 Rank - #18
- 2014 Rank - #19
- 2013 Rank - #22
- 2012 Rank - #24
- 2011 Rank - #28
- 2010 Rank - #25
- 2009 Rank - #24
- 2008 Rank - #29

CVS Health
- 2015 Rank - #10
- 2014 Rank - #12
- 2013 Rank - #13
- 2012 Rank - #18
- 2011 Rank - #21
- 2010 Rank - #18
- 2009 Rank - #19
- 2008 Rank - #24

Darden Restaurants
- 2015 Rank - #325
- 2014 Rank - #319
- 2013 Rank - #328
- 2012 Rank - #332
- 2011 Rank - #342
- 2010 Rank - #311
- 2009 Rank - #374
- 2008 Rank - #415

Dell
- 2014 Rank - Became a privately-owned company and doesn't publicly report financial data
- 2013 Rank - #51
- 2012 Rank - #38
- 2011 Rank - #41
- 2010 Rank - #38
- 2009 Rank - #33
- 2008 Rank - #34

Dick's Sporting Goods
- 2015 Rank - #393
- 2014 Rank - #421
- 2013 Rank - #437
- 2012 Rank - #466
- 2011 Rank - #464

Dillard’s
- 2015 Rank - #400
- 2014 Rank - #386
- 2013 Rank - #378
- 2012 Rank - #383
- 2011 Rank - #370
- 2010 Rank - #348
- 2009 Rank - #358
- 2008 Rank - #338

Dollar General
- 2015 Rank - #159
- 2014 Rank - #164
- 2013 Rank - #175
- 2012 Rank - #183
- 2011 Rank - #188
- 2010 Rank - #195
- 2009 Rank - #259
- 2008 Rank - #274

Dollar Tree
- 2015 Rank - #330
- 2014 Rank - #342
- 2013 Rank - #346
- 2012 Rank - #373
- 2011 Rank - #390
- 2010 Rank - #397
- 2009 Rank - #499
- 2008 Rank - #533

eBay
- 2015 Rank - #172
- 2014 Rank - #180
- 2013 Rank - #196
- 2012 Rank - #223
- 2011 Rank - #269
- 2010 Rank - #267
- 2009 Rank - #303
- 2008 Rank - #326

ExxonMobil
- 2015 Rank - #2
- 2014 Rank - #2
- 2013 Rank - #2

Facebook
- 2015 Rank - #242
- 2014 Rank - #341
- 2013 Rank - #482

Family Dollar Stores
- 2015 Rank - #281

- 2014 Rank - #271
- 2013 Rank - #287
- 2012 Rank - #301
- 2011 Rank - #302
- 2010 Rank - #305
- 2009 Rank - #359
- 2008 Rank - #358

Foot Locker
- 2015 Rank - #384
- 2014 Rank - #400
- 2013 Rank - #413
- 2012 Rank - #435
- 2011 Rank - #446
- 2010 Rank - #428
- 2009 Rank - #454
- 2008 Rank - #442

Ford
- 2015 Rank - #9
- 2014 Rank - #8
- 2013 Rank - #10
- 2012 Rank - #9
- 2011 Rank - #10
- 2010 Rank - #8
- 2009 Rank - #7
- 2008 Rank - #7

GameStop
- 2015 Rank - #311
- 2014 Rank - #305
- 2013 Rank - #298
- 2012 Rank - #273
- 2011 Rank - #262
- 2010 Rank - #255
- 2009 Rank - #296
- 2008 Rank - #348

Gap
- 2015 Rank - #188
- 2014 Rank - #178
- 2013 Rank - #179
- 2012 Rank - #185
- 2011 Rank - #167
- 2010 Rank - #162
- 2009 Rank - #178
- 2008 Rank - #162

General Motors
- 2015 Rank - #6
- 2014 Rank - #7
- 2013 Rank - #7
- 2012 Rank - #5
- 2011 Rank - #8
- 2010 Rank - #15
- 2009 Rank - #6
- 2008 Rank - #4

Genuine Parts
- 2015 Rank - #199
- 2014 Rank - #205
- 2013 Rank - #214
- 2012 Rank - #214
- 2011 Rank - #215
- 2010 Rank - #236
- 2009 Rank - #247
- 2008 Rank - #243

Goodrich
- 2013 Rank - Company went out of business
- 2012 Rank - #319
- 2011 Rank - #337
- 2010 Rank - #334
- 2009 Rank - #354
- 2008 Rank - #375

Goodyear Tire & Rubber
- 2015 Rank - #166
- 2014 Rank - #147
- 2013 Rank - #137
- 2012 Rank - #126
- 2011 Rank - #139
- 2010 Rank - #141
- 2009 Rank - #127
- 2008 Rank - #119

Google
- 2015 Rank - #40
- 2014 Rank - #46
- 2013 Rank - #55
- 2012 Rank - #73
- 2011 Rank - #92
- 2010 Rank - #102
- 2009 Rank - #117
- 2008 Rank - #150

Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea
- 2015 Rank - No Fortune 500 Ranking
- 2014 Rank - No Fortune 500 Ranking
- 2013 Rank - No Fortune 500 Ranking
- 2012 Rank - #317
- 2011 Rank - #278
- 2010 Rank - #247
- 2009 Rank - #360
- 2008 Rank - #357

Group 1 Automotive
- 2015 Rank - #291

- 2014 Rank - #307
- 2013 Rank - #343
- 2012 Rank - #405
- 2011 Rank - #413
- 2010 Rank - #457
- 2009 Rank - #428
- 2008 Rank - #379

Hanes
- 2015 Rank - #490


Harley-Davidson
- 2015 Rank - #431
- 2014 Rank - #433
- 2013 Rank - #449
- 2012 Rank - #458
- 2011 Rank - #458
- 2010 Rank - #430
- 2009 Rank - #412
- 2008 Rank - #397

Hess
- 2015 Rank - #141
- 2014 Rank - #84
- 2013 Rank - #75

Home Depot
- 2015 Rank - #33
- 2014 Rank - #33
- 2013 Rank - #34
- 2012 Rank - #35
- 2011 Rank - #30
- 2010 Rank - #29
- 2009 Rank - #25
- 2008 Rank - #22

jcpenney
- 2015 Rank - #250
- 2014 Rank - #235
- 2013 Rank - #215
- 2012 Rank - #153
- 2011 Rank - #146
- 2010 Rank - #133
- 2009 Rank - #139
- 2008 Rank - #126

Kohl’s

- 2015 Rank - #157
- 2014 Rank - #151
- 2013 Rank - #148
- 2012 Rank - #146
- 2011 Rank - #142
- 2010 Rank - #135
- 2009 Rank - #155
- 2008 Rank - #152

Kroger
- 2015 Rank - #20

- 2014 Rank - #24
- 2013 Rank - #23
- 2012 Rank - #12
- 2011 Rank - #25
- 2010 Rank - #23
- 2009 Rank - #22
- 2008 Rank - #26

L Brands
- 2015 Rank - #262
- 2014 Rank - #263
- 2013 Rank - #258
- 2012 Rank - #256
- 2011 Rank - #258
- 2010 Rank - #269
- 2009 Rank - #290
- 2008 Rank - #257

Lithia Motors
- 2015 Rank - 482


Lowe’s
- 2015 Rank - #50
- 2014 Rank - #52
- 2013 Rank - #56
- 2012 Rank - #54
- 2011 Rank - #50
- 2010 Rank - #42
- 2009 Rank - #47
- 2008 Rank - #48

Macy’s
- 2015 Rank - #105
- 2014 Rank - #107
- 2013 Rank - #109
- 2012 Rank - #110
- 2011 Rank - #107
- 2010 Rank - #103
- 2009 Rank - #96
- 2008 Rank - #91

Marathon Petroleum
- 2015 Rank - #25
- 2014 Rank - #25
- 2013 Rank - #33

McDonald’s
- 2015 Rank - #110
- 2014 Rank - #106
- 2013 Rank - #111
- 2012 Rank - #107
- 2011 Rank - #111
- 2010 Rank - #108
- 2009 Rank - #107
- 2008 Rank - #106

Microsoft
- 2015 Rank - #31

- 2014 Rank - #34
- 2013 Rank - #35

Netflix
- 2015 Rank - #474


Nike
- 2015 Rank - #106
- 2014 Rank - #115
- 2013 Rank - #126
- 2012 Rank - #136
- 2011 Rank - #135
- 2010 Rank - #124
- 2009 Rank - #136
- 2008 Rank - #153

Nordstrom
- 2015 Rank - #224
- 2014 Rank - #224
- 2013 Rank - #227
- 2012 Rank - #242
- 2011 Rank - #254
- 2010 Rank - #270
- 2009 Rank - #301
- 2008 Rank - #299

Office Depot
- 2015 Rank - #194
- 2014 Rank - #248
- 2013 Rank - #253
- 2012 Rank - #233
- 2011 Rank - #211
- 2010 Rank - #192
- 2009 Rank - #179
- 2008 Rank - #164

OfficeMax
- 2014 Rank - Merged with Office Depot in 2013
- 2013 Rank - #367
- 2012 Rank - #354
- 2011 Rank - #330
- 2010 Rank - #313
- 2009 Rank - #313
- 2008 Rank - #288

O'Reilly Automotive
- 2015 Rank - #381
- 2014 Rank - #390
- 2013 Rank - #412
- 2012 Rank - #424
- 2011 Rank - #424

OshKosh
- 2015 Rank - #394
- 2014 Rank - #347
- 2013 Rank - #322
- 2012 Rank - #337

Pantry
- 2015 Rank - #402
- 2014 Rank - #371
- 2013 Rank - #347
- 2012 Rank - #347
- 2011 Rank - #363
- 2010 Rank - #382
- 2009 Rank - #317
- 2008 Rank - #405

Penske Automotive Group
- 2015 Rank - #177
- 2014 Rank - #194
- 2013 Rank - #203
- 2012 Rank - #222
- 2011 Rank - #228
- 2010 Rank - #245
- 2009 Rank - #225
- 2008 Rank - #194

PetSmart
- 2015 Rank - #386
- 2014 Rank - #376
- 2013 Rank - #377
- 2012 Rank - #400
- 2011 Rank - #400
- 2010 Rank - #393
- 2009 Rank - #468
- 2008 Rank - #489

Phillips 66
- 2015 Rank - #7
- 2014 Rank - #6
- 2013 Rank - #4

Publix Super Markets
- 2015 Rank - #101
- 2014 Rank - #104
- 2013 Rank - #108
- 2012 Rank - #106
- 2011 Rank - #102
- 2010 Rank - #99
- 2009 Rank - #101
- 2008 Rank - #107

Radio Shack

- 2015 Rank - No Fortune 500 Ranking
- 2014 Rank - No Fortune 500 Ranking
- 2013 Rank - No Fortune 500 Ranking
- 2012 Rank - No Fortune 500 Ranking
- 2011 Rank - #492

Ralph Lauren
- 2015 Rank - #374
- 2014 Rank - #374
- 2013 Rank - #370
- 2012 Rank - #431
- 2011 Rank - #451
- 2010 Rank - #417
- 2009 Rank - #481
- 2008 Rank - #528

Rite Aid
- 2015 Rank - #117
- 2014 Rank - #118
- 2013 Rank - #113
- 2012 Rank - #113
- 2011 Rank - #100
- 2012 Rank - #32
- 2011 Rank - #32
- 2010 Rank - #89
- 2009 Rank - #100
- 2008 Rank - #142

Ross Stores
- 2015 Rank - #269
- 2014 Rank - #277
- 2013 Rank - #278
- 2012 Rank - #299
- 2011 Rank - #303
- 2010 Rank - #316
- 2009 Rank - #384
- 2008 Rank - #412

Ruddick
- 2012 Rank - No Fortune 500 Ranking
- 2011 Rank - #498

Safeway
- 2015 Rank - # 84
- 2014 Rank - #67
- 2013 Rank - #62
- 2012 Rank - #63
- 2011 Rank - #60
- 2010 Rank - #52
- 2009 Rank - #50
- 2008 Rank - #55

Sears
- 2015 Rank - #99
- 2014 Rank - #87
- 2013 Rank - #71
- 2012 Rank - #65
- 2011 Rank - #57
- 2010 Rank - #48
- 2009 Rank - #49
- 2008 Rank - #45

Sherwin-Williams
- 2015 Rank - #
- 2014 Rank - #278
- 2013 Rank - #282
- 2012 Rank - #293
- 2011 Rank - #311

Sonic Automotive
- 2015 Rank - #266
- 2014 Rank - #309
- 2013 Rank - #307
- 2012 Rank - #330
- 2011 Rank - #339
- 2010 Rank - #345
- 2009 Rank - #337
- 2008 Rank - #298

Sprint Nextel

- 2013 Rank - Owned by a company that files with a government agency
- 2012 Rank - #90
- 2011 Rank - #85
- 2010 Rank - #67
- 2009 Rank - #64
- 2008 Rank - #58

Staples
- 2015 Rank - #133
- 2014 Rank - #127
- 2013 Rank - #122
- 2012 Rank - #114
- 2011 Rank - #108
- 2010 Rank - #101
- 2009 Rank - #109
- 2008 Rank - #128

Starbucks
- 2015 Rank - #187
- 2014 Rank - #196
- 2013 Rank - #208
- 2012 Rank - #227
- 2011 Rank - #229
- 2010 Rank - #241
- 2009 Rank - #261
- 2008 Rank - #277

Supervalu
- 2015 Rank - #164
- 2014 Rank - #94
- 2013 Rank - #86
- 2012 Rank - #75
- 2011 Rank - #61
- 2010 Rank - #47
- 2009 Rank - #51
- 2008 Rank - #62

Target
- 2015 Rank - #36
- 2014 Rank - #36
- 2013 Rank - #36
- 2012 Rank - #38
- 2011 Rank - #33
- 2010 Rank - #30
- 2009 Rank - #28
- 2008 Rank - #31

TJX
- 2015 Rank - #103
- 2014 Rank - #108
- 2013 Rank - #115
- 2012 Rank - #125
- 2011 Rank - #119
- 2010 Rank - #119
- 2009 Rank - #131
- 2008 Rank - #132

Toys‘R Us
- 2015 Rank - #245
- 2014 Rank - #223
- 2013 Rank - #204
- 2012 Rank - #194
- 2011 Rank - #176
- 2010 Rank - #171
- 2009 Rank - #192
- 2008 Rank - #189

Travel Centers of America
- 2015 Rank - #365
- 2014 Rank - #339
- 2013 Rank - #329
- 2012 Rank - #329
- 2011 Rank - #440
- 2010 Rank - #440
- 2009 Rank - #332
- 2008 Rank - #395

Valero Energy
- 2015 Rank - #13
- 2014 Rank - #10
- 2013 Rank - #9

Verizon
- 2015 Rank - #15
- 2014 Rank - #10
- 2013 Rank - #16
- 2012 Rank - #15
- 2011 Rank - #16
- 2010 Rank - #13
- 2009 Rank - #17
- 2008 Rank - #17

VF
- 2015 Rank - #248
- 2014 Rank - #241
- 2013 Rank - #250
- 2012 Rank - #277
- 2011 Rank - #310

Walgreen
- 2015 Rank - #35
- 2014 Rank - #37
- 2013 Rank - #37
- 2012 Rank - #32
- 2011 Rank - #32
- 2010 Rank - #32
- 2009 Rank - #36
- 2008 Rank - #40

Wal-Mart
- 2015 Rank - #1
- 2014 Rank - #1
- 2013 Rank - #1
- 2012 Rank - #2
- 2011 Rank - #1
- 2010 Rank - #1
- 2009 Rank - #2
- 2008 Rank - #1

Walt Disney
- 2015 Rank - #57
- 2014 Rank - #61
- 2013 Rank - #66
- 2012 Rank - #66
- 2011 Rank - #65
- 2010 Rank - #57
- 2009 Rank - #60
- 2008 Rank - #67

Whole Foods Market
- 2015 Rank - #214
- 2014 Rank - #218
- 2013 Rank - #232
- 2012 Rank - #264
- 2011 Rank - #273
- 2010 Rank - #284
- 2009 Rank - #324
- 2008 Rank - #369

Winn-Dixie Stores
- 2013 Rank - Purchased by Lone Start Holdings, a private equity firm that doesn't make public finacial reports
- 2012 Rank - #363
- 2011 Rank - #304
- 2010 Rank - #306
- 2009 Rank - #340
- 2008 Rank - #347

Yum Brands
- 2015 Rank - #228
- 2014 Rank - #216
- 2013 Rank - #201
- 2012 Rank - #213
- 2011 Rank - #214
- 2010 Rank - #216
- 2009 Rank - #239
- 2008 Rank - #253