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TOP 100 RETAILERS

Even though mergers and acquisitions have been a
way of life for the better part of the last decade, grocery remains the most fragmented segment of retailing. Most recently, Albertsons took over the remnants
of Safeway's once far-flung network covering much of
North America, and
Company
2014 USA
Sales per Comp-store USA
Retail Sales
Store
Change % Stores
Kroger just complet(000)
(000)
Sales
ed its first full year
The Kroger Co.
$93,324,000
$37,400
5.2% 2,493
with Harris Teeter
Safeway
36,330,000
27,400
2.8
1,326
Whole Foods Market 30
stores under its wing.
Publix Super Markets
30,560,000
23,600
5.4
1,296
Ahold USA / Royal Ahold 25,976,000
33,800
0.1
768
There is no consenH-E-B Grocery
19,819,000
62,500
N.A.
317
sus as to what it takes to be a successful grocery chain. Start
Albertsons
19,458,000
17,600
N.A.
1,108
with Kroger, the largest and perhaps the personification of a
Delhaize America
17,069,000
12,500
4.4
1,361
traditional supermarket operator. More than half the compaWakeFern / ShopRite
14,985,000
45,400
N.A.
330
ny's sales are classified as non-perishable, described as grocery,
Whole Foods Market
13,642,000
35,800
4.3
381
general merchandise, health and beauty products and natural
POWER PLAYERS
SUPERMARKETS

Aldi

11,728,000

8,500

N.A.

1,376

SUPERVALU

11,499,000

7,400

3.3

1,557

Bi-Lo

10,362,000

13,000

N.A.

800

9,388,000

21,000

N.A.

447

Trader Joe's
Source: Kantar Retail

Includes online sales related to Grocery segment.
Comparable store sales listed for relevant and/or U.S. segments, where reported.
Comparable store sales exclude fuel where available.
Sales exclude any wholesale businesses.
This segment includes "value" supermarkets such as Aldi, Trader Joe's, Save-A-Lot, Bottom
Dollar and Price Rite.
Some retailers have convenience store businesses; in those instances, fuel sales have been
removed.
Kroger's sales exclude sales from Supercenter (Fred Meyer) and Jewelry.

foods; 22.3 percent are perishables: produce, meat, dairy, etc.
For Aldi, being a supermarket means private label boxes
on the shelves, putting customers to work bagging their own
purchases and charging deposits on shopping carts. At Whole
Foods Market, natural and organic fare has been the calling
card. Now that most competitors have stocked up on similar
goods, Whole Foods sees the future in a new chain of stores
dubbed 365 by Whole Foods Market that the company says
will be a "quality-meets-value experience" in a space smaller
than the typical 38,000-square-foot Whole Foods.

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they've been making a comeback as something
that's critical to a retail strategy."
Nordstrom is advanced in all facets of its
omnichannel approach. The retailer has nearly
1 million followers who can shop via Instagram and, like Macy's, its network of fulfillment centers is growing, the latest opening this
summer in eastern Pennsylvania. Nordstrom

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has also launched a "scan-and-shop" feature
within its catalog app that links readers of the
print catalog to e- and m-commerce sites.
"We work hard to see our business through
the eyes of the customer, and we hope scan and
shop creates a more seamless shopping experience for our customers who enjoy browsing
our catalogs but also enjoy the many benefits
technology affords the experience to make it
more personal," says spokesman Dan Evans Jr.
Nordstrom is connecting with teen shoppers
through digital mall Wanelo, and this spring
unveiled a test of a "click-and-collect" service
that includes curbside pick-up. This complements a more traditional buy online, pick up
in-store program that Nordstrom has had in
place since 2008.
A third service, TextStyle, was launched in
late May and involves all 116 full-line stores; it
allows customers to make purchases from their
personal stylist or sales associate using text
messages.
Both Macy's and Nordstrom have invested
significantly to upgrade and digitize point-ofsale systems so that customer orders - whether made online, in-store or via mobile - can
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