Special Report

The Most Successful Food and Grocery Retailers in North America

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5. Walgreens Boots Alliance
> 2020 sales: $107.70 billion (U.S. only)
> 2019 sales: $104.53 billion — 5th highest in top 50
> Sales change: 3.0% — 2nd lowest in top 50
> Store count: 9,021 — 6th highest in top 50
> Brand(s): Walgreens, Duane Reade

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4. Costco
> 2020 sales: $122.14 billion (fiscal year ended Aug. 30, 2020; $91.6 billion in supermarket-related sales)
> 2019 sales: $111.75 billion — 4th highest in top 50
> Sales change: 9.3% — 21st lowest in top 50
> Store count: 559 — 19th highest in top 50
> Brand(s): Costco

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3. Kroger
> 2020 sales: $132.50 billion
> 2019 sales: $122.29 billion — 3rd highest in top 50
> Sales change: 8.4% — 15th lowest in top 50
> Store count: 2,742 — 8th highest in top 50
> Brand(s): Kroger, Ralphs, Dillons, Smith’s, King Soopers, Harris Teeter, Pick N’ Save, Fred Meyer, and 14 more

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2. Amazon
> 2020 sales: $236.28 billion (Amazon doesn’t break down sales according to category)
> 2019 sales: $164.74 billion — 2nd highest in top 50
> Sales change: 43.4% — 2nd highest in top 50
> Store count: 539 — 20th highest in top 50
> Brand(s): Whole Foods Market, Amazon Fresh, Amazon Go

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1. Walmart
> 2020 sales: $433.90 billion ($250.6 billion in supermarket-related sales)
> 2019 sales: $399.80 billion — the highest in top 50
> Sales change: 8.5% — 16th lowest in top 50
> Store count: 5,342 — 7th highest in top 50
> Brand(s): Walmart, Sam’s Club

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