FOUNDERS OF TOP 10 FOOD RETAIL COMPANIES

Companies listed in order of annual volume in SN's Top 75 Company list from January 2002ry1) Wal-Mart SupercentersBentonville, Ark.1962Sam WaltonWal-Mart, the supercenter superstar of food retailing, opened its first store in Rogers, Ark., in 1962. Four decades later Wal-Mart has become the No. 1 food retailer with food sales estimated at $65.3 billion last year.2) Kroger Co.Cincinnati1883Barney KrogerKroger

Companies listed in order of annual volume in SN's Top 75 Company list from January 2002

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1) Wal-Mart Supercenters

Bentonville, Ark.

1962

Sam Walton

Wal-Mart, the supercenter superstar of food retailing, opened its first store in Rogers, Ark., in 1962. Four decades later Wal-Mart has become the No. 1 food retailer with food sales estimated at $65.3 billion last year.

2) Kroger Co.

Cincinnati

1883

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