The National Retail Federation just released its ranking of the top 100 retailers in the US for 2013. Not surprising – Wal-Mart was the largest by a wide margin. In 2012 Wal-Mart had US sales totaling $328.7 billion dollars. Worldwide sales for this retail giant were $467.9 billion. The article with the ranking did not break out grocery sales versus all other sales. Wal-Mart sales totals include Sam’s Club sales totals.
Second on the list was Kroger with $92.2 billion in retail US sales. Third was Target with $72.0 billion and fourth was Costco with $71.0 billion in retail US sales. The only other companies in the top 20 list that have significant grocery sales were Safeway (#9 at $37.5 billion), Publix (#15 at $27.49 billion), Supervalu (#16 at $27.46 billion) and Ahold USA (#17 at $25.8 billion).