No 16 Seven amp I parent company of 7Eleven operates nearly 30000 stores around the Pacific Rim including this one in Kumamoto Japan Photo by Hisako Watanabe

No. 16 Seven & I, parent company of 7-Eleven, operates nearly 30,000 stores around the Pacific Rim, including this one in Kumamoto, Japan. (Photo by Hisako Watanabe)

Tesco down, Costco up in Top 25 Worldwide Food Retailers for 2014

While it comes as no surprise that Wal-Mart Stores retained its position as No. 1, SN’s Top 25 Worldwide Food Retailers for 2014 does see some changes near the top.

Tesco’s standing fell in line with its sales, from No. 2 to No. 4 behind sales of $102.7 billion (U.S.) to $93.4 billion. Meanwhile, Costco leapfrogged past Carrefour and Tesco to claim the No. 2 position. The statistics were provided by

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