“As the world’s largest retailer, Walmart’s U.S. sales are nearly four times larger than No. 2 Kroger, so it’s hard to imagine a list without Walmart, at the top anytime in the foreseeable future,” says Mary Brett Whitfield, senior vice president at Kantar Retail. “However, as Ikea’s debut (No. 92) and the movement of the small-format value retailers indicates, there is still plenty of opportunity for the rest of the list to be reshaped as the retail landscape evolves”
Behind Walmart and Kroger in the top 10, and in descending order, were Target, Walgreen’s, Home Depot, CostCo, CVS Caremark, Lowe’s, Sears Holdings and Best Buy. Those ranked in positions seven through 10 were unchanged from last year.
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