1. United Natural Foods Inc. (129.5% sales increase)
2019-2020 sales: $23.48 billion
2018-2019 sales: $10.23 billion
The latest completed fiscal year saw 129.5% growth in net sales, to $23.48 billion, which primarily reflects $12.56 billion in incremental sales from the Supervalu Inc. acquisition in October 2018, including $2.1 billion in sales from retail stores formerly operated by Supervalu that UNFI reported as held for disposition and that numbered 96 at fiscal year-end. Also contributing to higher sales were a 53rd week of operation in fiscal 2019, as well as an increase in independent-store channel wholesale sales, partially offset by a decrease in wholesale sales to other supermarkets. The acquisition of distributor and retail-store operator Supervalu, then with 211 stores, cost approximately $2.9 billion, including the assumption of outstanding debt and liabilities. The company reported that unspecified sales outside of the U.S. — including those in Canada that are included in SN 75 reporting methodology — represented approximately 1% of total reported net sales in fiscal 2019 and 3% and 4% of total sales in fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2017, respectively.
2. Marathon Petroleum Corp. (20.7% sales increase)
Marathon Petroleum Corp.
2019-2020 sales: $6.31 billion
2018-2019 sales: $5.23 billion
Reported 2019-20 20.5% growth in merchandise sales, which largely reflects first full year of contributions from 574 company-operated stations with such convenience store brands as am/pm, SuperAmerica and Giant, which were included in the Oct. 1, 2018, acquisition of refiner and retailer Andeavor in a deal valued at $23.3 billion. Also contributing to higher sales, the company said, was 5.4% growth in same-store merchandise sales for the year, compared with a 4.2% increase in the preceding year.
3. Bodega Latina Corp. (18.1% sales increase)
2019-2020 sales: $2.67 billion
2018-2019 sales: $2.26 billion
Parent company Grupo Comercial Chedraui S.A.B. de C.V. reported fiscal 2019 Bodega Latina Corp. sales of US$2.5 billion compared with US$2.1 billion in 2018, an increase of 17.9%. Sales growth of 63%, to $2.26 billion, in fiscal 2018-19, primarily reflected the sales contribution from 63 Fiesta Mart supermarkets acquired in the second quarter from ACON Investments LLC.
4. Metro Inc. (16.6% sales increase)
2019-2020 sales: $12.63 billion
2018-2019 sales: $10.83 billion
Fiscal 2019-20 sales were $16.77 billion Canadian, up 16.6% from fiscal 2018-19 sales of $14.38 billion. During fiscal 2018-19, in May 2018, Metro acquired for $4.5 billion Canadian dollars the Jean Coutu network of 417 franchised retail pharmacies operating under the PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Santé and PJC Santé Beauté brands.
5. Amazon.com (16.4% sales increase)
2019-2020 sales: $42.22 billion
2018-2019 sales: $36.26 billion
Supermarket News’ estimated U.S.-Canada consumables sales restated for fiscal 2018-19 and fiscal 2017-18 to reflect a new source of estimated consumables sales from all Amazon marketplaces, excluding Whole Foods Market and Whole Foods 365 brick-and-mortar stores. Estimated Amazon U.S.-Canada consumables sales of edible grocery, health and beauty and household and pet-care products from all non-Whole Foods Market/365 holdings, including “physical stores” such as Amazon Go, of $25.8 billion, $19.4 billion and $16.8 billion for fiscal 2019, 2018 and 2017, respectively, were calculated and provided to Supermarket News by research house and consultancy Edge by Ascential, a data, insight and advisory partner for digital commerce. Supermarket News added those Edge by Ascential consumables sales numbers to its estimates of Whole Foods Markets U.S.-Canada brick-and-mortar sales of $16.42 billion, $16.86 billion and $5.73 billion for fiscal 2019, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
6. Schnuck Markets Inc. (14.8% sales increase)
2019-2020 sales: $3.10 billion
2018-2019 sales: $2.70 billion
7. H-E-B (12.5% sales increase)
2019-2020 sales: $26.31 billion
2018-2019 sales: $23.38 billion
Sales exclude results from operations in Mexico, which, in fiscal 2019, generated estimated sales of about $1.89 billion, compared with fiscal 2018 approximate Mexico sales of $1.62. H-E-B reported consolidated fiscal 2019 companywide sales of $28.2 billion, up 12.8% from $25.0 billion in fiscal 2018.
8. Grocery Outlet Inc. (11.8% sales increase)
2019-2020 sales: $2.56 billion
2018-2019 sales: $2.29 billion
9. Coborn's Inc. (10.6% sales increase)
2019-2020 sales: $1.57 billion
2018-2019 sales: $1.42 billion
Fiscal 2019-20 growth of 10.6% in estimated net sales in large part reflects the first full year of ownership of seven Hornbacher’s stores in Minnesota and North Dakota acquired in late 2018, as well as an eighth Hornbacher’s under construction when the deal closed that opened in 2019.
10. Dollar General Corp. (8.8% sales increase)
Dollar General Corp.
2019-2020 sales: $21.61 billion
2018-2019 sales: $19.87 billion
Estimated consumables sales for fiscal 2019-20, ended in January 2020, represent an estimated 77.9% share of total estimated sales of $27.74 billion, arrived at using reported nine-month results, company net sales and new-store opening guidance and historic performance, among other modeling tools. Dollar General reports as “consumables” such things as household supplies, including cleaning products and disposable dinnerware, packaged foods, perishable foods, snacks, health and beauty aids, pet supplies and tobacco products. It reported consumable sales as 77.5% of total sales in fiscal 2018-19.