THE SN LIST: TOP 20 STORE-GROWTH LEADERS IN 2002

RANKMPANYHEADQUARTERSNumber of Corporate StoresNet New Stores in 2002% Change Vs. 20011) WAL-MART SUPERCENTERSBentonville, Ark.1,24318317.262) SUPERVALUMinneapolis61315032.403) KROGER CO.Cincinnati2,461692.884) PUBLIX SUPER MARKETSLakeland, Fla.739558.045) ASSOCIATED WHOLESALE GROCERSKansas city, Kan.7441124.246) SAFEWAYPleasanton. calif.1,793341.937) AHOLD USAChantilly, va.1,633332.068) SUPERTARGETMinneapolis943251.619)

RANK

MPANY

HEADQUARTERS

Number of Corporate Stores

Net New Stores in 2002

% Change Vs. 2001

1) WAL-MART SUPERCENTERS

Bentonville, Ark.

1,243

183

17.26

2) SUPERVALU

Minneapolis

613

150

32.40

3) KROGER CO.

Cincinnati

2,461

69

2.88

4) PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS

Lakeland, Fla.

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