2014 Power 50 Other Retailers Selling Food: No. 1
President and CEO
Key Development: Named CEO of the world’s largest retailer.
What’s Next: Improving as merchants; investing in e-commerce.
2014 Power 50 Conventional Retailers: No. 2
Key Development: Agreeing to acquire Safeway.
What’s Next: Waiting for federal approval of the merger and then integrating the two companies.
SN just unveiled a first-time list of 15 food retailers that are among the fastest growing in terms of new store development. So what’s so special about these retailers?
A lot of things. They are leaders in new units planned as a percentage of...
SN's West Coast Editor Elliot Zwiebach explains why certain retailers lost or gained on the 2014 Top 75 list and why Wal-Mart is bound to eventually fall from the top of the list in the future.
2014 Top 75: The complete clickable list
Just over a third of the Top 75 — 28 companies — engage in some form of e-grocery.
Twenty retailers offer “click and collect” while 23 provide grocery delivery; 15 have both services. Of those that deliver, four only do so for non-perishables.
When it comes to social media, some members of the Top 75 perform much better than others.
The number one retailer on the list, Walmart, is also the number one retailer on Facebook, with 34.5 million fans or “likes” of its page. Target comes in ...