Top 50 Small Chains and Independents for 2011

This is the second installment of SN’s Top 50 Small Chains and Independents list. To qualify, a company must have sales under $1 billion, and it must not be owned by a wholesaler or a larger retail entity.

This is the second installment of SN’s Top 50 Small Chains and Independents list. To qualify, a company must have sales under $1 billion, and it must not be owned by a wholesaler or a larger retail entity. All numbers are listed as estimates, although SN did attempt to obtain accurate figures by contacting every company on the list.

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1. The Fresh Market [4]
2. Fareway Stores [5]
3. Grocery Outlet [6]
4. Woodman’s Markets [7]
5. King Kullen Grocery Co. [8]
6. Cardenas Markets [9]
7. Redner’s Markets [10]
8. PAQ [11]
9. Northgate Gonzalez Market [12]
10. Bodega Latina [13]
11. Rouses Enterprises [14]
12. Jerry’s Enterprises [15]
13. Lowe’s Market [16]
14. Haggen Inc. [17]
15. Dierberg’s Markets [18]
16. Niemann Food [19]
17. Foodland Super Market [20]
18. Lewis Food Town [21]
19. Roche Bros. Supermarkets [22]
20. Vallarta Supermarkets [23]
21. Glass Gardens [24]
22. Sprouts Farmers Market [25]
23. Festival Foods [26]
24. Cosentino’s Food Stores [27]
25. Pyramid Foods [28]
26. Harps Food Stores [29]
27. Lund Food Holdings [30]
28. Sedano’s [31]
29. Martin’s Super Markets [32]
30. Fred W. Albrecht Grocery Co. [33]
31. C&K Market [34]
32. Kings Super Markets [35]
33. Brown’s Super Stores [36]
34. Dahl’s Foods [37]
35. Gelson’s Markets [38]
36. Reasor’s [39]
37. Rosauers Supermarkets [40]
38. Balls Food Stores [41]
39. Harmons [42]
40. Heinen’s [43]
41. Perlmart [44]
42. Stew Leonard’s [45]
43. Miner’s [46]
44. All-American Quality Foods [47]
45. Ronetco [48]
46. K.V. Mart [49]
47. Mi Pueblo Food Centers [50]
48. B&R Stores [51]
49. Sunflower Farmers Market [52]
50. Tawa Supermarket [53]