2014 Top 100 Retail Chains Comparison

Stores Magazine Top U.S. Retail Ranks 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

Reprinted with permission from WalMart.com

What are the "top" U.S. retail chains? If you ask Stores Magazine and Kantar Retail Consultancy, it's the 100 retail chains doing business in the U.S. which generate the largest amount of retail revenue each year. Based on their U.S. revenue, each of the largest retail chains doing business in the U.S. are compared and ranked.

On the 2014 STORES 100 list, Wal-Mart, Kroger, Costco, Target and Home Depot took the top five positions.

This is the same Top Five as the 2013 list with one exception.  After a record-breaking security breach resulted in a disastrous holiday shopping season, Target lost its #3 revenue ranking to Costco.  While a drop of only one position on a Top 100 list may not seem noteworthy, when you're comparing the largest U.S. retail chains, a ranking shift indicates a dramatic shift in the competitiveness.

What follows is a complete multi-year comparison of the largest U.S. retail chains which were included on the annual Top 100 Retailers list in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, or 2008. Since 2008 was a key recession year for American retailing, this multi-year comparison reveals how each of these "Top 100" retail companies have thrived and survived in the post-recession recovery years.
This list is arranged alphabetically according to the retail chain name. The numbers to the right of each year indicate the U.S. revenue ranking that the retail chain received, compared to a total of 100 retail companies based on their U.S. revenues.

The rankings for 2014 are based on full-year 2013 revenues.

2014 Top 100 U.S. Retail Chains Multi-Year Comparison:

7-Eleven

2014 - #35
2013 - #37
2012 - #35
2011 - #40
2010 - #33
2009 - #22
2008 - #29

A&P

2014 - #74
2013 - #65
2012 - #57
2011 - #45
2010 - #34
2009 - #41
2008 - #55

Abercrombie & Fitch

2014 - #N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - #94
2009 - #96
2008 - #89

Ace Hardware

2014 - #39
2013 - #39
2012 - #38
2011 - #36
2010 - N/A
2009 - N/A
2008 - #​

Advance Auto Parts

2014 - #66
2013 - #67
2012 - #67
2011 - #61
2010 - #60
2009 - #67
2008 - #69

Ahold USA / Royal Ahold

2014 - #17
2013 - #17
2012 - #18
2011 - #16
2010 - #16
2009 - #17
2008 - #17

Albertsons

2014 - #21
2013 - #96
2012 - #82
2011 - #77
2010 - #71
2009 - #64
2008 - #59

Aldi

2014 - #38
2013 - #38
2012 - #40
2011 - #42
2010 - #45
2009 - #59
2008 - #91

Alimentation Couche-Tard

2014 - #82
2013 - #78
2012 - #76
2011 - #75
2010 - #73
2009 - #25
2008 - #31

Amazon.com

2014 - #9
2013 - #11
2012 - #15
2011 - #19
2010 - #26
2009 - #19
2008 - #25

American Eagle Outfitters

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - 97
2009 - N/A
2008 - #

Apple Stores/iTunes

2014 - #15
2013 - #19
2012 - #21
2011 - #21
2010 - #53
2009 - #40
2008 - #52

Army Air Force Exchange

2014 - #48
2013 - #43
2012 - #47
2011 - #43
2010 - #35
2009 - #43
2008 - #41

AT&T Wireless

2014 - #51
2013 - #54
2012 - #62
2011 - #69
2010 - #66
2009 - #71
2008 - #81

AutoZone

2014 - #56
2013 - #58
2012 - #61
2011 - #58
2010 - #52
2009 - #60
2008 - #57

Barnes & Noble

2014 - #71
2013 - #62
2012 - #53
2011 - #63
2010 - #67
2009 - #68
2008 - #66

Bass Pro Shops

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - #87
2008 - #96

Bed Bath & Beyond

2014 - #36
2013 - #36
2012 - #39
2011 - #39
2010 - #44
2009 - #54
2008 - #48

Belk

2014 - #93
2013 - #89
2012 - #91
2011 - #87
2010 - #85
2009 - #97
2008 - #87

Berkshire-Hathaway Retail

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - N/A
2008 - 94

Best Buy

2014 - #12
2013 - #12
2012 - #9
2011 - #9
2010 - #10
2009 - #10
2008 - #12

Big Lots

2014 - #78
2013 - #73
2012 - #73
2011 - #72
2010 - #70
2009 - #75
2008 - #73

Bi-Lo (Winn-Dixie Stores)
2013 - #45
2012 - #55
2011 - #53
2010 - #47
2009 - #51
2008 - #46

BJ's Wholesale Club

2014 - #44
2013 - #30
2012 - #30
2011 - #31
2010 - #31
2009 - #38
2008 - #38

Blockbuster

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - #65
2008 - #64

Bloomin' Brands (Outback Steakhouse, Carrabas, Flemings, Roys, Bonefish Grill, formerly OSI Partners)

2014 - #92
2013 - #90
2012 - #98
2011 - #94
2010 - #80
2009 - 85
2008 - N/A

Bon-Ton Stores

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - #98
2010 - #93
2009 - N/A
2008 - #92

Borders Group

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - 100
2009 - N/A
2008 - #88

Brinker International

2014 - #98
2013 - #86
2012 - #84
2011 - #96
2010 - #90
2009 - #93
2008 - #77

Burger King Worldwide

2014 - #49
2013 - #47
2012 - #45
2011 - #41
2010 - N/A
2009 - N/A
2008 - N/A

Burlington Coat Factory

2014 - #87
2013 - #87
2012 - #88
2011 - #83
2010 - #82
2009 - #95
2008 - #95

Casey's General Stores

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - #77
2008 - #70

Chick-fil-A

2014 - N/A
2013 - #80
2012 - #83
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - N/A

Circuit City

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - N/A
2008 - #32

Collective Brands

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - 98
2008 - N/A

Costco

2014 - #3
2013 - #4
2012 - #5
2011 - #6
2010 - #6
2009 - #3
2008 - #5

CVS Caremark

2014 - #7
2013 - #7
2012 - #7
2011 - #7
2010 - #7
2009 - #7
2008 - #3

Darden Restaurants

2014 - #53
2013 - #50
2012 - #50
2011 - #50
2010 - #42
2009 - #53
2008 - #63

Defence Commissary Agency

2014 - #79
2013 - #72
2012 - #74
2011 - #68
2010 - #57
2009 - #63
2008 - N/A

Delhaize America

2014 - #23
2013 - #22
2012 - #19
2011 - #18
2010 - #18
2009 - #18
2008 - #21

Dell

2014 - #91
2013 - #83
2012 - #77
2011 - #71
2010 - #27
2009 - #32
2008 - #56

Dick's Sporting Goods

2014 - #69
2013 - #69
2012 - #71
2011 - #76
2010 - #72
2009 - #82
2008 - #85

Dillard's

2014 - #67
2013 - #64
2012 - #66
2011 - #59
2010 - #59
2009 - #55
2008 - #44

DineEquity

2014 - #63
2013 - #63
2012 - #64
2011 - #60
2010 - #51
2009 - N/A
2008 - N/A

Dollar General

2014 - #25
2013 - #26
2012 - #28
2011 - #28
2010 - #28
2009 - #35
2008 - #35

Dollar Tree

2014 - #54
2013 - #56
2012 - #60
2011 - #62
2010 - #61
2009 - #76
2008 - #80

Dunkin' Brands

2014 - #60
2013 - #61
2012 - #63
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - N/A
2008 - N/A

Family Dollar

2014 - #40
2013 - #42
2012 - #44
2011 - #48
2010 - #46
2009 - #56
2008 - #51

Foot Locker

2014 - #81
2013 - #82
2012 - #86
2011 - #86
2010 - #83
2009 - #66
2008 - #65

Fry's Electronics

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - #99
2009 - N/A
2008 - N/A

GameStop

2014 - #70
2013 - #68
2012 - #59
2011 - #56
2010 - #56
2009 - #44
2008 - #47

Gap

2014 - #30
2013 - #33
2012 - #31
2011 - #30
2010 - #29
2009 - #27
2008 - #23

Giant Eagle

2014 - #64
2013 - #59
2012 - #58
2011 - #57
2010 - #40
2009 - #57
2008 - #42

Good Neighbor Pharmacy

2014 - #59
2013 - #49

H-E-B

2014 - #20
2013 - #23
2012 - #26
2011 - #27
2010 - #25
2009 - #26
2008 - #27

Harris Teeter Supermarkets

2014 - #83
2013 - #81
2012 - #80
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - #91
2008 - #98

Health Mart Systems

2014 - #58
2013 - #55
2012 - #56
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - N/A
2008 - N/A

Home Depot

2014 - #5
2013 - #5
2012 - #6
2011 - #5
2010 - #5
2009 - #4
2008 - #2

HSN (Home Shopping Network)

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - 96
2009 - N/A
2008 - 100

Hy-Vee

2014 - #55
2013 - #85
2012 - #54
2011 - #54
2010 - #54
2009 - #62
2008 - #62

IKEA North America

2014 - #88
2013 - #92
2012 - #95
2011 - #89
2010 - #92
2009 - N/A
2008 - #

Ingles Markets

2014 - #100
2013 - #99
2012 - #99
2011 - #95
2010 - #89
2009 - N/A
2008 - N/A

jcpenney

2014 - #34
2013 - #29
2012 - #23
2011 - #22
2010 - #19
2009 - #21
2008 - #18
 

2014 - #22
2013 - #21
2012 - #20
2011 - #20
2010 - #20
2009 - #24
2008 - #22

Kroger

2014 - #2
2013 - #2
2012 - #2
2011 - #2
2010 - #2
2009 - #2
2008 - #4

L Brands (Limited Brands)

2014 - #43
2013 - #41
2012 - #43
2011 - #44
2010 - #37
2009 - #42
2008 - #34

Long's Drug Stores

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - N/A
2008 - #67

Love's

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - #31
2008 - #49

2014 - #8
2013 - #8
2012 - #8
2011 - #8
2010 - #8
2009 - #8
2008 - #9

Luxottica Retail

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - #79
2008 - #71

2014 - #14
2013 - #14
2012 - #16
2011 - #15
2010 - #15
2009 - #14
2008 - #13

2014 - #11
2013 - #10
2012 - #11
2011 - #17
2010 - #17
2009 - #16
2008 - #16

Meijer

2014 - #26
2013 - #27
2012 - #27
2011 - #25
2010 - #24
2009 - #28
2008 - #28

Menard

2014 - #46
2013 - #48
2012 - #48
2011 - #46
2010 - #43
2009 - #50
2008 - #45

Michaels Stores

2014 - #90
2013 - #88
2012 - #90
2011 - #82
2010 - #75
2009 - #88
2008 - #86

Neiman Marcus

2014 - #86
2013 - #84
2012 - #85
2011 - #81
2010 - #79
2009 - #78
2008 - #76

2014 - #33
2013 - #34
2012 - #34
2011 - #34
2010 - #39
2009 - #46
2008 - #40

2014 - #65
2013 - #66
2012 - #68
2011 - #66
2010 - #68
2009 - #94

2014 - #61
2013 - #57
2012 - #52
2011 - #52
2010 - #63
2009 - #86
2008 - #24

OfficeMax

2014 - #85
2013 - #77
2012 - #69
2011 - #64
2010 - #58
2009 - #86
2008 - #37

The Pantry

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - #43
2008 - #50

PetSmart

2014 - #72
2013 - #70
2012 - #72
2011 - #73
2010 - #69
2009 - #70
2008 - #72

Price Chopper Supermarkets

2014 - #97
2013 - #97
2012 - #96
2011 - #88
2010 - #84
2009 - N/A
2008 - N/A

PTC/Pilot/Marathon Oil

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - #23
2008 - #30

Publix

2014 - #13
2013 - #15
2012 - #14
2011 - #14
2010 - #14
2009 - #15
2008 - #15

Quik Trip

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - #45
2008 - #75

QVC

2014 - #73
2013 - #71
2012 - #70
2011 - #67
2010 - #65
2009 - #52
2008 - #43

RaceTrac Petroleum

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - 47
2008 - #68

RadioShack

2014 - N/A
2013 - #98
2012 - #87
2011 - #74
2010 - #78
2009 - #81
2008 - #79

Raley's

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - #100
2011 - #93
2010 - #81
2009 - #92
2008 - #93

Rite Aid

2014 - #18
2013 - #18
2012 - #17
2011 - #13
2010 - #13
2009 - #13
2008 - #14

Ross Stores

2014 - #41
2013 - #40
2012 - #42
2011 - #49
2010 - #48
2009 - #61
2008 - #60

Roundy's Supermarkets

2014 - #94
2013 - #93
2012 - #89
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - #89
2008 - #83

Ruddick Corp.

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - #80
2010 - #76
2009 - N/A
2008 - #

Safeway

2014 - #10
2013 - #9
2012 - #10
2011 - #11
2010 - #11
2009 - #12
2008 - #11

Saks

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - N/A
2008 - 99

Save Mart

2014 - #80
2013 - #74
2012 - #75
2011 - #70
2010 - #64
2009 - #69
2008 - #74

Schnucks

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - 98
2009 - N/A
2008 - N/A

Sears Holdings

2014 - #16
2013 - #13
2012 - #12
2011 - #10
2010 - #9
2009 - #9
2008 - #8

Sherwin-Williams

2014 - #68
2013 - #75
2012 - #79
2011 - #79
2010 - #50
2009 - 72
2008 - #82

ShopKo Stores

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - #100
2010 - #95
2009 - N/A
2008 - #

Sheetz

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - N/A
2008 - 84

Signet Jewelers

2014 - #99
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - 101
2010 - N/A
2009 - N/A
2008 - N/A

SonyStyle

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - #92
2010 - #8a6
2009 - N/A
2008 - N/A

Sonic

2014 - #95
2013 - #95
2012 - #93
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - N/A
2008 - N/A

Sports Authority

2014 - N/A
2013 - #100
2012 - #97
2011 - #91
2010 - #87
2009 - N/A
2008 - #

Staples

2014 - #47
2013 - #31
2012 - #36
2011 - #35
2010 - #22
2009 - #29
2008 - #18

Starbucks

2014 - #42
2013 - #46
2012 - #49
2011 - #51
2010 - #49
2009 - #36
2008 - #35

Stater Bros. Holdings

2014 - #96
2013 - #94
2012 - #92
2011 - #85
2010 - #77
2009 - #90
2008 - #90

Subway

2014 - #31
2013 - #32
2012 - #32
2011 - #32
2010 - #33
2009 - N/A
2008 - N/A

SUPERVALU

2014 - #37
2013 - #16
2012 - #13
2011 - #12
2010 - #12
2009 - #11
2008 - #10

Susser Holdings

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - 80
2008 - N/A

Target

2014 - #4
2013 - #3
2012 - #3
2011 - #3
2010 - #3
2009 - #5
2008 - #6

TJX

2014 - #19
2013 - #20
2012 - #22
2011 - #24
2010 - #23
2009 - #20
2008 - #20

Toys "R" Us

2014 - #57
2013 - #52
2012 - #46
2011 - #37
2010 - #38
2009 - #30
2008 - #26

Tractor Supply Co.

2014 - #77
2013 - #79
2012 - #81
2011 - #84
2010 - #88
2009 - N/A

Trader Joe's

2014 - #50
2013 - #53
2012 - #51
2011 - #55
2010 - #55
2009 - #72
2008 - #54

Travel Centers of America

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - #49
2008 - #58

True Value

2014 - #27
2013 - #25
2012 - #24
2011 - #26
2010 - N/A
2009 - N/A
2008 - N/A

Valero

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - #34
2008 - #39

Verizon Wireless

2014 - #52
2013 - #51
2012 - #33
2011 - #47
2010 - #36
2009 - #58
2008 - #61

Wakefern / ShopRite

2014 - #28
2013 - #28
2012 - #29
2011 - #29
2010 - N/A
2009 - N/A
2008 - #

Wal-Mart

2014 - #1
2013 - #1
2012 - #1
2011 - #1
2010 - #1
2009 - #1
2008 - #1

Walgreens

2014 - #6
2013 - #6
2012 - #4
2011 - #4
2010 - #4
2009 - #6
2008 - #7

Wawa

2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - #99
2008 - #97

Wegmans Food Markets

2014 - #62
2013 - #60
2012 - #65
2011 - #65
2010 - #62
2009 - #74
2008 - #78

Wendy's/Arby's Restaurants

2014 - #45
2013 - #44
2012 - #41
2011 - #33
2010 - #30
2009 - N/A
2008 - N/A

Whole Foods Market

2014 - #32
2013 - #35
2012 - #37
2011 - #38
2010 - #41
2009 - #48
2008 - #53

Williams-Sonoma

2014 - #89
2013 - #91
2012 - #94
2011 - #90
2010 - #91
2009 - #100
2008 - #82

WinCo Foods

2014 - #75
2013 - #76
2012 - #78
2011 - #78
2010 - #74
2009 - #84
2008 - N/A

YUM! Brands

2014 - #24
2013 - #24
2012 - #25
2011 - #23
2010 - #21
2009 - #33
2008 - #33

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