SN's TOP 75

Top 75 North American Food Retailers Supervalu and Metro both jumped in this year's Top 75 following acquisitions Supervalu, which moved up four places to No. 5, acquired 1,124 stores in the Albertsons breakup, while Metro, which purchased A&P's Canadian division, rose five places to 15th. Acquisitions also elevated Save Mart and Associated Wholesalers Inc. In the sales column: a=actual and e=estimate.

Top 75 North American Food Retailers

Supervalu and Metro both jumped in this year's Top 75 following acquisitions — Supervalu, which moved up four places to No. 5, acquired 1,124 stores in the Albertsons breakup, while Metro, which purchased A&P's Canadian division, rose five places to 15th. Acquisitions also elevated Save Mart and Associated Wholesalers Inc. In the sales column: a=actual and e=estimate.

RANK COMPANY TOP EXECUTIVE CORPORATE/FRANCHISE STORES SALES IN $ BILLIONS; DATE FISCAL YEAR ENDS
1 Wal-Mart Stores
Bentonville, Ark.
H. Lee Scott Jr. president, CEO 2,981 232.9e
1/31/07
Volume total represents combined sales of Wal-Mart Supercenters, Sam's Clubs and Neighborhood Markets in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Wal-Mart operates 2,176 supercenters in the U.S., 118 supercenters in Mexico and three supercenters in Canada, which account for approximately $183.7 billion; 574 Sam's Clubs in the U.S. and six in Canada, which account for $42.2 billion, and 110 Neighborhood Markets in the U.S., which account for approximately $7 billion. Excluded from the totals are 1,100 U.S. discount stores, which account for approximately $63.2 billion; and 2,559 stores outside the U.S. that account for approximately $55.2 billion. Total Wal-Mart sales for the year were approximately $351.3 billion. (Note that in recent years, Wal-Mart's listing in the Top 75 had included total company store counts and sales.)
2 Kroger Co.
Cincinnati
David B. Dillon chairman, CEO 4,276 66.6e
2/3/07
Kroger sales encompass 2,477 supermarkets and multi-department stores; 773 convenience stores; 608 fuel centers; and 418 fine jewelry stores. Combined sales from convenience stores and jewelry stores accounted for approximately 5% of total volume.
3 Costco Wholesale Corp.
Issaquah, Wash.
Jim Sinegal president, CEO 458 59.0a
9/30/06
Groceries, encompassing food, sundries and fresh products, plus pharmacy and gasoline, accounted for 62% of Costco's total sales, or $36.6 billion. Of the company's total volume, 81% came from the U.S., 13% from Canada and 6% from overseas.
4 Safeway
Pleasanton, Calif.
Steve Burd chairman, president, CEO 1,767 40.5e
12/31/06
5 Supervalu
Minneapolis
Jeff Noddle chairman, CEO 2,567 37.0e
2/24/07
Sales from 1,669 corporate stores, encompassing 1,368 conventional supermarkets (1,124 of which were acquired from Albertsons) and 301 Save-A-Lots, account for 80% of annual revenues. The company also licenses 867 Save-A-Lots and 31 Cub Foods stores.
6 Loblaw Cos.
Toronto
Mark Foote president, chief merchandising officer 1,072 26.5e (U.S.)
12/31/06
Loblaw operates 670 corporate stores and supplies 402 franchised stores.
7 Ahold USA Retail
Quincy, Mass.
Lawrence Benjamin chief operating officer 827 24.0e
12/31/06
Ahold USA Retail, the U.S. division of Amsterdam-based Ahold, encompasses 386 units of Stop & Shop, 192 Giant Foods of Landover, Md., 126 Giant Foods of Carlisle, Pa., and 123 Tops Markets. Ahold is in the process of selling all of its Tops stores. Retail sales of $24 billion represent approximately 54% of Ahold's total U.S. volume, with the balance coming from U.S. Foodservice, which is also for sale. Ahold USA accounts for 74% of the parent company's total sales, estimated to be $60.1 billion for 2006.
8 Publix Super Markets
Lakeland, Fla.
Charles Jenkins Jr. CEO 885 21.7e
12/30/06
9 C&S Wholesale Grocers
Keene, N.H.
Rick Cohen chairman, CEO 0 19.4e
9/30/06
C&S supplies products to 10 Top 75 retailers (Kroger, A&P, Ahold USA, BJ's, Big Y, Demoulas Market Basket, Pathmark, Safeway, Save Mart and Shaw's), and volume from those companies is reflected in the sales totals for C&S and for each of those retailers individually on this list. C&S volume does not include retail sales from two C&S affiliates: GU Family Markets, which operates 35 former Grand Union locations, and Southern Family Markets, which encompasses 57 supermarkets and 11 liquor stores, most of which were formerly operated by the Bruno's/Bi-Lo divisions of Ahold USA.
10 Delhaize America
Salisbury, N.C.
Pierre Olivier-Beckers CEO 1,544 17.3e
12/31/06
Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group, encompasses 1,171 Food Lion stores, 158 Hannaford Bros. stores, 108 Sweetbay and Kash n' Karry locations, 68 Harvey's, 22 Bloom units and 17 Bottom Dollar stores. Delhaize America accounts for approximately 75% of Delhaize Group's sales.
11 7-Eleven
Dallas
Joe DePinto president, CEO 6,013 15.0e
12/31/06
Merchandise at 7-Eleven accounts for 65% of total sales, and gasoline accounts for the other 35%. Excluding tobacco products, which account for approximately 29% of merchandise volume, sales from dairy, fresh foods, candy and snacks, beer and wine, beverages, food service and nonfood account for approximately 67.5% of the merchandise total. 7-Eleven operates 5,540 stores in the U.S. and 473 in Canada. All stores in Canada and 35% of those in the U.S. are corporate-owned, with the rest of the U.S. stores franchised. U.S. sales account for approximately 92% of the North American total, with Canadian sales accounting for the other 8%.
12 Meijer
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Hank Meijer CEO 176 13.2e
2/3/07
13 Sobeys
Stellarton, Nova Scotia
Bill McEwan president, CEO 1,296 12.5e (U.S.)
5/5/07
Sobeys operates 543 corporate stores (encompassing 325 supermarkets, 158 convenience stores and 60 drug stores) and supplies 753 franchised stores.
14 H.E. Butt Grocery Co.
San Antonio
Charles C. Butt chairman, CEO 303 12.4e
10/31/06
Store total includes 25 units in Mexico, which account for approximately 26.7% of sales, and two convenience stores.
15 Metro
Montreal
Pierre Lessard president, CEO 853 9.6a (U.S.)
9/30/06
Metro operates 294 corporate stores that account for 80% of total sales and supplies 559 franchised stores, including 386 independent supermarket operators and 173 drug stores.
16 Wakefern Food Corp.
Elizabeth, N.J.
Joseph S. Colalillo chairman, CEO 57 9.5e
9/30/06
Wakefern supplies products to three Top 75 companies — Foodarama, Village Super Markets and Inserra Supermarkets — and volume from those companies is reflected in the sales totals for Wakefern and for each of those retailers individually. Wakefern declined to indicate what percentage of total sales are done by its corporate stores (29 ShopRites and 28 PriceRites.)
17 Dollar General Corp.
Goodlettsville, Tenn.
David Perdue chairman, CEO 8,249 9.2e
2/2/07
Consumables, including groceries, fresh and refrigerated foods and HBC products, account for approximately 66.5% of total sales. Store base includes approximately 50 Dollar General Markets that feature perishables, which are not offered at Dollar General Stores.
18 BJ's Wholesale Club
Natick, Mass.
Herb Zarkin chairman, interim CEO 171 8.6e
2/3/07
Groceries, encompassing food and sundries, account for approximately 72.5% of BJ's total sales.
19 Albertsons LLC
Boise, Idaho
Robert Miller CEO 391 8.0e
2/24/07
Sales totals exclude 132 stores in Northern California and northern Nevada that were scheduled to be sold to Save Mart Supermarkets, Modesto, Calif., by late February 2007; those stores account for volume of approximately $2.4 billion. Sales totals also exclude 46 stores across the U.S. being sold to Ross Stores and 92 stores around the country that have been closed and are for sale. Albertsons LLC was operating 661 stores at the time it was sold to Cerberus and other partners last June.
20 Winn-Dixie Stores
Jacksonville, Fla.
Peter Lynch chairman, president, CEO 522 7.5e
6/27/07
Winn-Dixie emerged from 22 months in Chapter 11 on Nov. 21, 2006, after closing 398 stores.
21 A&P
Montvale, N.J.
Eric Claus president, CEO 403 6.9e
2/24/07
22 Giant Eagle
Pittsburgh
David Shapira chairman, president, CEO 218 6.5e
6/30/07
Volume encompasses sales from 147 corporate stores and sales to 71 franchised independent stores. Store totals include 11 of 14 Tops Markets in northeastern Ohio that Giant Eagle acquired from Ahold, one of which opened in late 2006 and 10 of which are scheduled to open in January 2007. (The other three will not open until next summer, after the end of the company's fiscal year.)
23 Whole Foods Market
Austin, Texas
John Mackey chairman, CEO 188 5.6a
9/24/06
24 Aldi
Batavia, Ill.
Charles Youngstrom president 820 5.3e
12/31/06
Aldi is the U.S. subsidiary of Aldi Group, Muelheim, Germany.
25 Hy-Vee Food Stores
West Des Moines, Iowa
Ric Jurgens chairman, CEO 223 5.3a
10/1/06
Hy-Vee operates 197 supermarkets and 26 drug stores.
26 Associated Wholesale Grocers
Kansas City, Kan.
Gary Phillips president, CEO 65 5.0e
12/31/06
Corporate stores at AWG account for 6.2% of total sales.
27 Trader Joe's Co.
Monrovia, Calif.
Dan Bain chairman, CEO 262 5.0e
6/30/06
Trader Joe's is wholly owned by the Albrecht family of Germany.
28 Save Mart Supermarkets
Modesto, Calif.
Robert M. Piccinini chairman, CEO 256 5.0e
12/31/06
Save Mart store totals and sales volume reflect the acquisition of 132 stores from Albertsons LLC — a pending deal expected to close in late February. That deal will add an estimated $2.4 billion to Save Mart's 2006 volume of $2.6 billion.
29 Nash Finch Co.
Minneapolis
Alec Covington president, CEO 62 4.8e
12/30/06
Corporate stores at Nash Finch account for 14% of total sales.
30 Wawa
Wawa, Pa.
Howard Stoeckel president, CEO 556 4.4e
12/31/06
Merchandise and services account for an estimated 80% of Wawa's sales.
31 Pathmark Stores
Carteret, N.J.
John Standley CEO 141 4.1e
1/27/07
32 Roundy's Supermarkets
Milwaukee
Robert A. Mariano chairman, CEO 147 3.9e
12/30/06
33 Bi-Lo/Bruno's
Greenville, S.C.
Dean Cohagen president, CEO 308 3.6e
12/31/06
34 Wegmans Food Markets
Rochester, N.Y.
Danny Wegman CEO 71 4.1e
12/31/06
35 Stater Bros. Markets
Colton, Calif.
Jack Brown chairman, CEO 182 3.5a
9/24/06
36 Raley's Supermarkets
Sacramento, Calif.
William Coyne president, CEO 139 3.4e
6/30/07
37 Overwaitea Food Group
Langley, British Columbia
Steve van der Leest president 108 3.3e (U.S.)
12/31/06
38 Price Chopper
Schenectady, N.Y.
Neil Golub president, CEO 115 3.1e
4/28/07
39 Unified Western Grocers
Los Angeles
Al Plamann president, CEO 0 3.0a
9/30/06
40 Harris Teeter
Matthews, N.C.
Fred Morgenthall president 152 2.9a
10/1/06
Harris Teeter is a division of Ruddick Corp., Charlotte, N.C., and accounts for approximately 90% of Ruddick's sales.
41 United Natural Foods
Dayville, Conn.
Michael F. Funk president, CEO 12 2.8e
7/28/07
Corporate stores at United Natural account for 1.5% of total sales.
42 Alex Lee Inc.
Hickory, N.C.
Boyd George chairman, CEO 106 2.7a
9/30/06
Sales at Alex Lee Inc. include $1.2 billion from Lowes Food Stores, Winston-Salem, N.C.; $1.7 billion from Merchants Distributors, Hickory, a wholesaler (approximately 46% of whose sales go to Lowes), and $500 million from Institution Food House, a food-service distributor based in Hickory.
43 WinCo Foods
Boise, Idaho
Steven L. Goddard president, CEO 54 2.7e
3/31/07
44 Ingles Markets
Asheville, N.C.
Robert P. Ingle 2d chairman 197 2.6a
9/30/06
45 Houchens Industries
Bowling Green, Ky.
Jimmie Gipson chairman, CEO 411 2.5a
9/30/06
Houchens operates 147 conventional supermarkets under several banners (Houchens, Food Giant, IGA, IGA Crossroads, Piggly Wiggly and Mad Butcher); 224 Save-A-Lot stores; and 40 convenience stores, which combine to account for approximately 60% of total corporate sales. Houchens' other revenue sources include warehousing, construction and recycling.
46 Associated Wholesalers Inc.
Robesonia, Pa.
J. Chris Michael president, CEO 9 2.3e
7/31/07
Corporate stores at AWI account for 3% of total sales. AWI acquired White Rose Foods, Carteret, N.J., from DiGiorgio Corp. in June 2006, which boosted volume by approximately $1.2 billion.
47 Schnuck Markets
St. Louis
Scott Schnuck chairman, CEO 101 2.3e
9/30/06
48 Spartan Stores
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Craig Sturken chairman, president, CEO 87 2.3e
3/31/07
Corporate stores at Spartan, encompassing 68 supermarkets and 19 deep-discount drug stores, account for 50% of total sales.
49 Demoulas Market Basket
Tewksbury, Mass.
William J. Shea chairman 58 2.2e
12/30/06
50 Smart & Final
Los Angeles
Etienne Snollaerts president, CEO 251 2.2e
12/31/06
Smart & Final operates 198 warehouse stores and 53 cash-and-carry stores.
51 Weis Markets
Sunbury, Pa.
Norman Rich president, CEO 156 2.2e
12/30/06
52 Bashas'
Chandler, Ariz.
Eddie N. Basha Jr. chairman, CEO 156 2.1e
12/31/06
53 Brookshire Grocery Co.
Tyler, Texas
Bruce Brookshire chairman 155 2.1e
9/30/06
54 Grocers Supply Co.
Houston
Max Levit president, CEO 50 2.0e
12/31/06
Grocers Supply Co. declined to pinpoint what percentage of total sales its corporate stores account for.
55 K-VA-T Food Stores
Abingdon, Va.
Steve Smith president, CEO 95 1.6e
12/31/06
56 Marsh Supermarkets
Indianapolis
Frank Lazaran chairman, president, CEO 252 1.6e
3/31/07
Marsh operates 104 supermarkets and 148 convenience stores, plus a food-service company and a floral business.
57 Associated Food Stores
Salt Lake City
Rich Parkinson president, CEO 23 1.5e
3/31/07
Corporate stores at Associated Food Stores account for 32% of total sales.
58 Penn Traffic Co.
Syracuse, N.Y.
Bob Panasuk president, CEO 111 1.3e
2/3/07
Penn Traffic also serves as a wholesaler to 74 licensed franchisees and 49 independent operators, which combined to account for approximately 20% of total sales.
59 Big Y Foods
Springfield, Mass.
Donald D'Amour chairman, CEO 56 1.3e
12/31/06
Big Y operates 54 conventional supermarkets and two fine wine, liquor and gourmet food stores under the banners Table & Vine and Town & Country.
60 Foodarama
Freehold, N.J.
Richard Saker president, CEO 26 1.3e
10/28/06
61 Affiliated Foods
Amarillo, Texas
George Lankford president, CEO 0 1.2a
9/30/06
62 Bozzuto's
Cheshire, Conn.
Michael Bozzuto chairman, president 8 1.2a
9/30/06
Corporate stores at Bozzuto's account for 1.5% of total sales.
63 Wild Oats Markets
Boulder, Colo.
Greg Mays chairman, interim CEO 116 1.2e
12/30/06
64 Central Grocers
Franklin Park, Ill.
Joe Caccamo president, general manager 30 1.1a
7/29/06
Corporate stores at Central Grocers account for approximately 55% of total sales.
65 Brookshire Bros.
Lufkin, Texas
Jack Gabriel, Donny Johnson and Jerry Johnson, executive committee 73 1.1e
4/28/07
66 United Supermarkets
Lubbock, Texas
Gantt & Matt Bumstead co-presidents 48 1.1e
1/27/06
67 Associated Grocers
Seattle
John Runyan president, CEO 1 1.08e
9/30/06
68 Affiliated Foods Midwest
Norfolk, Neb.
Martin Arter president 0 1.05e
6/30/07
69 99 Cents Only Stores
Commerce, Calif.
Eric Schiffer CEO 232 1.04e
3/31/07
Consumables at 99 Cents Only account for approximately 55% of total sales.
70 Village Super Market
Springfield, N.J.
James Sumas chairman 23 1.04e
7/28/07
71 Inserra Supermarkets
Springfield, N.J.
Lawrence R. Inserra Jr. chairman, CEO 22 1.0e
12/30/06
72 Purity Wholesale Grocers
Boca Raton, Fla.
Jeff Levitetz chairman 0 1.0e
6/30/07
73 Minyard Food Stores
Coppell, Texas
Michael Byars president, CEO 65 0.85e
6/30/06
74 Haggen Inc.
Bellingham, Wash.
Dale C. Henley president, CEO 33 0.83e
12/31/06
Haggen operates 32 supermarkets and one freestanding pharmacy.
75 King Kullen Grocery Co.
Bethpage, N.Y.
Bernard D. Kennedy & Ronald Conklin, co-chairmen 48 0.80e
9/29/06
King Kullen operates 45 supermarkets and three Wild by Nature natural food stores.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: IGA, the Chicago-based voluntary network of independent operators, accounted for U.S. sales of $6 billion in 2006 and Canadian sales of $3 billion. IGA members are supplied by 13 licensed wholesalers in the U.S. and two in Canada. Sales figures for IGA's international operations in 40 countries were not available.
Piggly Wiggly LLC, a Dallas-based umbrella organization for approximately 600 licensed and franchised independent operators in 16 states across the mid-South, Illinois and Wisconsin, had 2006 volume estimated at $3.4 billion. Piggly Wiggly stores are supplied by a variety of wholesalers. The company is an affiliate of C&S Wholesale Grocers, Keene, N.H.

Top Wholesalers

RANK COMPANY STORES OWNED SALES IN $ BILLIONS TOP 75 RANKING
1 Supervalu 2,567 38.0e 5
Sales from 1,669 corporate stores, encompassing 1,368 conventional supermarkets (1,124 of which were acquired from Albertsons) and 301 Save-A-Lots, account for 80% of annual revenues. The company also franchises 867 Save-A-Lots and 31 Cub Foods stores.
2 C&S Wholesale Grocers 0 19.4e 9
C&S supplies products to 10 Top 75 retailers (Kroger, A&P, Ahold USA, BJ's, Big Y, Demoulas Market Basket, Pathmark, Safeway, Save Mart and Shaw's), and volume from those companies is reflected in the sales totals for C&S and for each of those retailers individually. C&S volume does not include retail sales from two C&S affiliates: GU Family Markets, which operates 35 former Grand Union locations, and Southern Family Markets, which encompasses 57 supermarkets and 11 liquor stores formerly operated by the Bruno's/Bi-Lo divisions of Ahold USA.
3 Wakefern Food Corp. 57 9.5e 16
Wakefern supplies products to three Top 75 companies — Foodarama, Village Super Markets and Inserra Supermarkets — and volume from those companies is reflected in the sales totals for Wakefern and for each of those retailers individually. Wakefern declined to indicate what percentage of total sales are done by its corporate stores (29 ShopRites and 28 PriceRites.)
4 Associated Wholesale Grocers 65 5.0e 26
Corporate stores at AWG account for 6.2% of total sales.
5 Nash Finch Co. 62 4.8e 29
Corporate stores at Nash Finch account for 14% of total sales.
6 Roundy's Supermarkets 147 3.9e 32
7 Unified Western Grocers 0 3.0a 39
8 United Natural Foods 12 2.8e 41
Corporate stores at United Natural account for 1.5% of total sales.
9 Alex Lee Inc. 106 2.7a 42
Sales at Alex Lee Inc. include $1.2 billion from Lowes Food Stores, Winston-Salem, N.C.; $1.7 billion from Merchants Distributors, Hickory, N.C., a wholesaler (approximately 46% of whose sales go to Lowes), and $500 million from Institution Food House, a foodservice distributor based in Hickory.
10 Associated Wholesalers Inc. 9 2.3e 46
Corporate stores at AWI account for 3% of total sales. AWI acquired White Rose Foods, Carteret, N.J., from DiGiorgio Corp. in June 2006, which boosted volume by approximately $1.2 billion.
11 Spartan Stores 87 2.3e 48
Corporate stores at Spartan, encompassing 68 supermarkets and 19 deep-discount drug stores, account for 50% of total sales.
12 Grocers Supply Co. 50 2.0e 54
Grocers Supply Co. declined to pinpoint what percentage of total sales its corporate stores account for.
13 Associated Food Stores 23 1.5e 57
Corporate stores at Associated Food Stores account for 32% of total sales.
14 Penn Traffic Co. 111 1.3e 58
Penn Traffic also serves as a wholesaler to 74 licensed franchisees and 49 independent operators, which combined to account for approximately 20% of total sales.
15 Affiliated Foods 0 1.2a 61
16 Bozzuto's 8 1.2a 62
Corporate stores at Bozzuto's account for 1.5% of total sales.
17 Central Grocers 30 1.1a 64
Corporate stores at Central Grocers account for approximately 55% of total sales.
18 Associated Grocers 1 1.08e 67
19 Affiliated Foods Midwest 0 1.05e 68
20 Purity Wholesale Grocers 0 1.0e 72

Top Canadian Food Companies

RANK COMPANY STORES OWNED SALES IN $ BILLIONS OP 75 RANKING
1 Loblaw Cos. 1,072 26.5e (U.S.) 6
Loblaw operates 670 corporate stores and supplies 402 franchised stores.
2 Sobeys 1,296 12.5e (U.S.) 13
Sobeys operates 543 corporate stores (encompassing 325 supermarkets, 158 convenience stores and 60 drug stores) and supplies 753 franchised stores.
3 Metro 853 9.6a (U.S.) 15
Metro operates 294 corporate stores that account for 80% of total sales and supplies 559 franchised stores, including 386 independent supermarket operators and 173 drug stores.
4 Overwaitea Food Group 108 3.3e (U.S.) 37

Top Alternative Formats

RANK COMPANY STORES OWNED SALES IN $ BILLIONS TOP 75 RANKING
1 Wal-Mart Stores 2,981 232.9e 1
Volume total represents combined sales of Wal-Mart Supercenters, Sam's Clubs and Neighborhood Markets in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Wal-Mart operates 2,176 supercenters in the U.S., 118 supercenters in Mexico and three supercenters in Canada, which account for approximately $183.7 billion; 574 Sam's Clubs in the U.S. and six in Canada, which account for $42.2 billion, and 110 Neighborhood Markets in the U.S., which account for approximately $7 billion. Excluded from the totals are 1,100 U.S. discount stores, which account for approximately $63.2 billion; and 2,559 stores outside the U.S. that account for approximately $55.2 billion. Total Wal-Mart sales for the year were approximately $351.3 billion. (Note that in recent years, Wal-Mart's listing in the Top 75 had included total company store counts and sales.)
2 Costco Wholesale Corp. 458 59.0a 3
Groceries, encompassing food, sundries and fresh products, plus pharmacy and gasoline, accounted for 62% of Costco's total sales, or $36.6 billion. Of the company's total volume, 81% came from the U.S., 13% from Canada and 6% from overseas.
3 7-Eleven 6,013 15e 11
Merchandise at 7-Eleven accounts for 65% of total sales, and gasoline accounts for the other 35%. Excluding tobacco products, which account for approximately 29% of merchandise volume, sales from dairy, fresh foods, candy and snacks, beer and wine, beverages, foodservice and non-foods account for approximately 67.5% of the merchandise total. 7-Eleven operates 5,540 stores in the U.S. and 473 in Canada. All stores in Canada and 35% of those in the U.S. are corporate-owned, with the rest of the U.S. stores franchised. U.S. sales account for approximately 92% of the North American total, with Canadian sales accounting for the other 8%.
4 Meijer 176 13.2e 12
5 Dollar General Corp. 8,249 9.2e 17
Consumables, including groceries, fresh and refrigerated foods and HBC products, account for approximately 66.5% of total sales. Store base includes approximately 50 Dollar General Markets that feature perishables, which are not offered at Dollar General Stores.
6 BJ's Wholesale Club 171 8.6e 18
Groceries, encompassing food and sundries, account for approximately 72.5% of BJ's total sales.
7 Whole Foods Market 188 5.6a 23
8 Aldi 820 5.3e 24
Aldi is the U.S. subsidiary of Aldi Group, Muelheim, Germany.
9 Trader Joe's Co. 262 5.0e 27
Trader Joe's is wholly owned by the Albrecht family of Germany.
10 Wawa 556 4.4e 30
Merchandise and services account for an estimated 80% of Wawa's sales.
11 Smart & Final 251 2.2e 50
Smart & Final operates 198 warehouse stores and 53 cash-and-carry stores.
12 Wild Oats Markets 116 1.2e 63
13 99 Cents Only Stores 232 1.04e 69
Consumables at 99 Cents Only account for approximately 55% of total sales.

Top 75, Now and Then

COMPANY 2007 RANK 2006 RANK CHANGE
Wal-Mart Stores 1 1
Kroger Co. 2 2
Costco Wholesale Corp. 3 3
Safeway 4 5 +1
Supervalu 5 9 +4
Loblaw Cos. 6 6
Ahold USA Retail 7 7
Publix Super Markets 8 8
C&S Wholesale Grocers 9 11 +2
Delhaize America 10 10
7-Eleven 11 12 +1
Meijer 12 13 +1
Sobeys 13 15 +2
H.E. Butt Grocery Co. 14 14
Metro 15 20 +5
Wakefern Food Corp. 16 16
Dollar General Corp. 17 18 +1
BJ's Wholesale Club 18 19 +1
Albertsons LLC 19
Winn-Dixie Stores 20 17 -3
A&P 21 21
Giant Eagle 22 22
Whole Foods Market 23 26 +3
Aldi 24 23 -1
Hy-Vee Food Stores 25 25
Associated Wholesale Grocers 26 24 -2
Trader Joe's Co. 27 28 +1
Save Mart Supermarkets 28 41 +13
Nash Finch Co. 29 27 -2
Wawa 30 29 -1
Pathmark Stores 31 30 -1
Roundy's Supermarkets 32 33 +1
Bi-Lo/Bruno's 33 31 -2
Wegmans Food Markets 34 32 -2
Stater Bros. Markets 35 34 -1
Raley's Supermarkets 36 35 -1
Overwaitea Food Group 37 39 +2
Price Chopper 38 37 -1
Unified Western Grocers 39 36 -3
Harris Teeter 40 40
United Natural Foods 41 44 +3
Alex Lee Inc. 42 42
WinCo Foods 43 43
Ingles Markets 44 45 +1
Houchens Industries 45 38 -7
Associated Wholesalers Inc. 46 64 +18
Schnuck Markets 47 47
Spartan Stores 48 48
Demoulas Market Basket 49 50 +1
Smart & Final 50 49 -1
Weis Markets 51 46 -5
Bashas' 52 52
Brookshire Grocery Co. 53 51 -2
Grocers Supply Co. 54 53 -1
K-VA-T Food Stores 55 57 +2
Marsh Supermarkets 56 54 -2
Associated Food Stores 57 55 -2
Penn Traffic Co. 58 56 -2
Big Y Foods 59 62 +3
Foodarama 60 59 -1
Affiliated Foods 61 65 +4
Bozzuto's 62 67 +5
Wild Oats Markets 63 60 -3
Central Grocers 64 68 +4
Brookshire Bros. 65 73 +8
United Supermarkets 66 66
Associated Grocers 67 69 +2
Affiliated Foods Midwest 68 70 +2
99 Cents Only Stores 69
Village Super Market 70 71 +1
Inserra Supermarkets 71 72 +1
Purity Wholesale Grocers 72 61 -11
Minyard Food Stores 73 74 +1
Haggen Inc. 74 75 +1
King Kullen Grocery Co. 75
99 Cents Only Stores is new to SN's Top 75 this year, and King Kullen Grocery Co. returns after a year's absence. The 2006 companies not on 2007's list are Kum & Go and White Rose Foods. Alberstons LLC, ranked 19th, is part of the former Albertsons, which was ranked 4th last year.

Top 75 in Alphabetical Order

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