What C-Stores Are Among Top 100 Retailers?

Only two pure-play convenience store chains made NRF's 2014 list

Published in CSP Daily News

WASHINGTON -- 7-Eleven Inc. and Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. were the only pure-play convenience store chains to crack the STORES Magazine Top 100 Retailers ranking for 2014, based on U.S. sales.

Dallas-based 7-Eleven, which operates 7,974 U.S. c-stores, took the No. 35 slot, while Laval, Quebec-based Couche-Tard, which operates 3,826 Circle K c-stores, came in at No. 82. Major grocer and c-store retailer Kroger took the No. 2 positon after Wal-Mart.

Amazon.com joined the ranks of the 10 largest retailers in America for the first time, rising to No. 9 from No. 11.

Top 10 Chains, C-Stores & Related Chains

1. Wal-Mart ($334.302 billion in U.S. sales; 1.7% sales growth over last year)

2. Kroger ($93.598 billion; 1.6%)

3. Costco ($74.740 billion; 5.2%)

4. Target ($71.279 billion; -0.9%)

5. Home Depot ($69.951 billion; 6.6%)

6. Walgreen ($68.068 billion; 1.3%)

7. CVS ($65.618 billion; 3.1%)

8. Lowe's ($52.210 billion; 3.6%)

9. Amazon ($43.962 billion; 27.2%)

10. Safeway ($37.534 billion; -3.7%)

18. Rite Aid ($25.526 billion; 0.5%)

25. Dollar General ($17.504 billion; 9.2%)

35. 7-Eleven ($11.625 billion; 8.7%)

40. Family Dollar ($10.391 billion; 11.4%)

48. Army Air Force Exchange ($8.640 billion; 0.3%)

54. Dollar Tree ($7.670 billion; 5.6%)

59. Good Neighbor Pharmacy ($7.271 billion; -13%)

82. Couche-Tard/Circle K ($4.755 billion; 4.5%)

The annual ranking of U.S. retailers by domestic sales, featured in the July issue of the National Retail Federation's (NRF) STORES was compiled by Kantar Retail and sponsored by Island Pacific and NEC.

Click here to read the full report, and click here to view the full list.

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