Family Business magazine ranks 150 of America's largest family-owned companies. Among the 150 are 16 supermarket companies. These companies share a few common characteristics, noted Family Business:
nerations -- or seems likely to be.
The following are the top 10 largest family-controlled supermarkets listed in Family Business' fourth annual survey of America's largest family companies.
Rank: Company; Family; Founded; Revenue (in Billions)
1) Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark.; S. Robson Walton; 1962; $256.3
2) Publix Super Markets, Lakeland, Fla.; Charlie Jenkins Jr.; 1930; $16.8
3) Winn-Dixie Stores, Jacksonville, Fla.; A. Dano Davis*; 1925; $10.6
4) Meijer, Grand Rapids. Michigan; Hank and Doug Meijer; 1934; $11.1 (e)
5) H.E. Butt Grocery, San Antonio; Charles C. Butt; 1905; $10.6
6) Wegmans Food Markets, Rochester, N.Y.; Danny Wegman; 1916; $3.3 (e)
7) Raley's, West Sacramento, West Sacramento, Calif.; Thomas P. Teel; 1935; $3.2 (e)
8) Schnuck Markets, St. Louis, Mo.; Craig, Scott and Todd Schnuck; 1939; $2.2 (e.)
9) Golub Corp., Price Chopper Supermarkets, Schenectady, N.Y.; Lewis and Neil Golub; 1932; $2.5 (e)
10) Weis Markets, Sunbury, Pa.; Robert F. Weis; 1912; $2
*In October, H. Jay Skelton, president and chief executive officer of DDI Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., a diversified holding company owned by the Davis family, succeeded A. Dano Davis as chairman and director upon Davis' retirement. The Davis family continues to own approximately 40% of Winn-Dixie stock.