Convenience Retailers Among Forbes Top 50 Private Companies

Pilot Flying J, Love’s, Cumberland Farms top ranked in the industry

Published in CSP Daily News

NEW YORK -- The latest edition of Forbes Top 50 Private Companies shows most of the convenience store retailers on the list dropping a notch or two as computer-maker Dell jumped from nowhere on the list into the No. 3 position and H.J. Heinz debuted on the list at No. 26. The list order is based on estimated revenue for the past year.

Among c-store retailers on the list, embattled Pilot Flying J continues to rank the highest, coming in at No. 7 on the list, down from No. 6 in 2012, with $30.4 billion in revenue for the year.

Among the notable retailers on the list are:

Pilot Flying J76$30.4 billion
Publix Super Markets88$27.5 billion
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores99$26.1 billion
HE Butt Grocery Co.1412$20.0 billion
Cumberland Farms1830$15.0 billion
Meijer1915$15.0 billion
QuikTrip3026$11.2 billion
Giant Eagle3329$9.9 billion
Bi-Lo Holdings3533$9.7 billion
RaceTrac Petroleum3936$9.1 billion
Wawa4040$9.0 billion
Mansfield Oil4154$8.0 billion
Sinclair Oil4543$7.7 billion
Hy-Vee4649$7.6 billion