The National Retail Foundation has released its much-anticipated annual list of the top 100 companies in the United States. Ranked according to 52/53-week annual sales, these leading performers make up the who’s who of American retail.
Among the notable developments, Amazon scored a post in the top 10 for the first time this year, in the ninth slot.
And, speaking of heavyweights, sales figures for Sam Walton’s baby grew by a hearty 30 percent last year, outpacing Amazon’s 20 percent. Walmart also gets kudos for its announced plans for the addition of 270-300 small-footprint stores where shoppers can get a taste of its offerings before pursuing online purchases.
Not surprisingly, 2013’s dreadful winter played a role in retailers’ fortunes, spiking e-commerce results and generally dampening those of stores who maintain brick-and-mortar posts alone.
Still, the largest e-commerce merchants showing up on this list are those that started in bricks-and-mortar form, their continued growth contributing significantly to the stability of the Top 100.
Following is the top quarter of the full list, including their rank, retail sales in 2013, store count and year-over-year growth.
|Rank||Retailer||2013 sales||Store count||Growth|
|17||Ahold USA/Royal Ahold||$26,118,000