WASHINGTON -- Kroger Co., Cincinnati, jumped five places to capture the No. 2 spot and lead a strong gain for large supermarkets in the National Retail Federation's annual Top 100 Retailer rankings, released last week.
reports, 10-K statements and analyst comments. Wal-Mart, the Bentonville, Ark.-based mass merchant with sales of $165 billion in 1999, widened its lead as the No. 1 retailer from 1998. Wal-Mart's sales were up by more than 20% in 1999.
Kroger Co., Cincinnati, ga