2008 Top 75 Retailers

Supermarket News' annual ranking of leading North American retailers includes sales, number of stores, top executive and banner breakdowns.

Top 75 North American Food Retailers
Boosted by acquisitions, new-store development, inflation and same-store sales growth, 2008’s SN Top 75 posted $830.19 billion in sales, up about 4.26% over the year-ago total of $796.29 billion.


1. Wal-Mart Stores [3]
2. Kroger Co [4]
3. Costco Wholesale Corp [5]
4. Supervalu [6]
5. Safeway [7]
6. Loblaw Cos [8]
7. Publix Super Markets [9]
8. Ahold USA [10]
9. C&S Wholesale Grocers [11]
10. Delhaize America [12]
11. 7-Eleven [13]
12. Sobeys [14]
13. Meijer [15]
14. H.E. Butt Grocery Co. [16]
15. Metro [17]
16. Wakefern Food Corp [18]
17. A&P [19]
18. Dollar General Corp [20]
19. BJ's Wholesale Club [21]
20. Winn-Dixie Stores [22]
21. Giant Eagle [23]
22. Whole Foods Market [24]
23. Trader Joe's Market [25]
24. Albertsons LLC [26]
25. Aldi [27]
26. Associated Wholesale Grocers [28]
27. Hy-Vee Food Stores [29]
28. Save Mart Supermarkets [30]
29. Wawa [31]
30. Wegmans Food Markets [32]
31. Nash Finch Co. [33]
32. Unified Grocers [34]
33. Roundy's [35]
34. Stater Bros. Markets [36]
35. Raley's Supermarkets [37]
36. Harris Teeter [38]
37. United Natural Foods [39]
38. Price Chopper [40]
39. WinCo Foods [41]
40. Ingles Markets [42]
41. Alex Lee Inc. [43]
42. Bi-Lo [44]
43. Overwaitea Food Group [45]
44. Associated Wholesalers Inc. [46]
45. Demoulas Market Basket [47]
46. Spartan Stores [48]
47. Schnuck Markets [49]
48. Grocers Supply Co. [50]
49. Smart & Final [51]
50. Weis Markets [52]
51. Bashas' [53]
52. Brookshire Grocery Co. [54]
53. Houchens Industries [55]
54. Tops Markets [56]
55. K-VA-T Food Stores [57]
56. Associated Food Stores [58]
57. Marsh Supermarkets [59]
58. Central Grocers [60]
59. Big Y Foods [61]
60. Brookshire Brothers [62]
61. Foodarama [63]
62. Penn Traffic Co. [64]
63. Bozzuto's [65]
64. Affiliated Foods [66]
65. Affiliated Foods Midwest [67]
66. 99 Cents only Stores [68]
67. United Supermarkets [69]
68. Village Super Market [70]
69. Inserra Supermarkets [71]
70. Minyard Food Stores [72]
71. Purity Wholesale Grocers [73]
72. Haggen Inc. [74]
73. Fareway Stores [75]
74. Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. [76]
75. King Kullen Grocery Co. [77]

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ADDITIONAL NOTE: IGA, the Chicago-based voluntary network of independent grocers, accounted for 2007 sales of approximately $21.5 billion worldwide with just under 6,000 stores, including approximately $7 billion from 1,150 stores in the U.S.; $3 billion (U.S.) from 418 stores in Canada; and $11.5 billion from 4,400 stores in 42 countries outside North America. A large portion of IGA's volume in North America is included in the sales numbers for seven of IGA's 14 licensed wholesalers in the U.S. who appear on the Top 75 list (Affiliated Foods Midwest, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Bozzuto's, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Merchant Distributors Inc., Nash Finch Co., and Supervalu). Unified Grocers, Los Angeles, did not become an IGA licensed wholesaler until the end of 2007.