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Sales volume of the top 20 privately held food retailers totaled $73 billion, or 10% of the total $729 billion in U.S. food-sales volume reported by SN based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce and other sources in 2002.Billions: 10.9(e)Number of Stores: 156Top Executive: Doug & Hank Meijer, co-chairmen3. H.E. Butt Grocery Co.Location: San Antonio2002 Sales In Billions:

Sales volume of the top 20 privately held food retailers totaled $73 billion, or 10% of the total $729 billion in U.S. food-sales volume reported by SN based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce and other sources in 2002.

Billions: 10.9(e)

Number of Stores: 156

Top Executive: Doug & Hank Meijer, co-chairmen

3. H.E. Butt Grocery Co.

Location: San Antonio

2002 Sales In Billions: 9.8(e)

Number of Stores: 304

Top Executive: Charles C. Butt, chairman, CEO

4. Giant Eagle

Location: Pittsburgh

2002 Sales In Billions: 4.4(e)

Number of Stores: 213

Top Executive: David Shapira, chairman, CEO

5. Hy-Vee Food Stores

Location: Des Moines, Iowa

2002 Sales In Billions: 4.2(a)

Number of Stores: 216*

Top Executive: Ron Pearson, chairman, CEO, COO

6. Raley's Supermarkets

Location: Sacramento, Calif.

2002 Sales In Billions: 3.2(e)

Number of Stores: 134

Top Executive: William Coyne, chairman, COO

7. Wegmans Food Markets

Location: Rochester, N.Y.

2002 Sales In Billions: 3.0(e)

Number of Stores: 64

Top Executive: Danny Wegman, president

8. Stater Bros. Markets

Location: Colton, Calif.

2002 Sales In Billions: 2.7(a)

Number of Stores: 156

Top Executive: Jack Brown, chairman, president, CEO

9. Price Chopper

Location: Schenectady, N.Y.

2002 Sales In Billions: 2.5(e)

Number of Stores: 102

Top Executive: Neil Golub, president, CEO

10. Schnuck Markets

Location: St. Louis

2002 Sales In Billions: 2.1(e)

Number of Stores: 90

Top Executive: Craig Schnuck, chairman, CEO

11. Demoulas Market Base

Location: Tewksbury, Mass.

2002 Sales In Billions: 1.9(e)

Number of Stores: 58

Top Executive: William J. Shea, chairman

12. Winco Foods

Location: Boise, Idaho

2002 Sales In Billions: 1.8(e)

Number of Stores: 38

Top Executive: William D. Long, chairman, CEO

13. Brookshire Grocery Co.

Location: Tyler, Texas

2002 Sales In Billions: 1.7(e)

Number of Stores: 152

Top Executive: Bruce Brookshire, chairman

14. Lowes Food Stores (Div. Of Alex Lee Inc.)

Location: Winston-Salem, N.C.

2002 Sales In Billions: 1.7(e)

Number Of Stores: 108

Top Executive: Boyd George, chairman, CEO

15. Bashas'

Location: Chandler, Ariz.

2002 Sales In Billions: 1.6(e)

Number of Stores: 133

Top Executive: Eddie N. Basha Jr., chairman, CEO

16. Save Mart Supermarkets

Location: Modesto, Calif.

2002 Sales In Billions: 1.6(e)

Number of Stores: 97**

Top Executive: Robert M. Piccinini, chairman, president, CEO

17. Marsh Supermarkets

Location: Indianapolis

2002 Sales In Billions: 1.5(e)

Number of Stores: 281

Top Executive: Donald W. Marsh, chairman, CEO

18. Fiesta Mart

Location: Houston

2002 Sales In Billions: 1.5(e)

Number of Stores: 50(e)

Top Executive: Louis Katipodis, president, CEO

19. Big Y Markets

Location: Springfield, Mass.

2002 Sales In Billions: 1.2(e)

Number of Stores: 49

Top Executive: Donald D'Amour, chairman, CEO

20. K-VA-T Food Stores

Location: Abingdon, Va.

2002 Sales in Billions: 1.0(e)

Number of Stores: 86

Top Executive: Jack Smith, chairman

Source: SN Research

* Hy-Vee Operates 188 Supermarkets and 28 Drug Stores.

(E) Estimated Sales.

(A) Actual Sales.

**Save Mart anticipates adding 28 more stores when it closes on its pending acquisition of 28 Food 4 Less Stores.