Supermarkets of the United States and Total Sales

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SN TOP 75
2011 North American

Food RetAileRs
raNK CoMpaNY top eXeCUtIVe(S) Corporate/ FraNChISe StoreS

A=actual sales; E=estimated sales

SaLeS IN $ BILLIoNS; Date FISCaL Year eNDS

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Wal-Mart Stores
Bentonville, Ark.

Mike Duke president, CEO

4,721

311.0E 1/31/11

Volume total represents combined sales of all Wal-Mart formats in the U.S. and Canada, which account for approximately 74% of total corporate sales. WalMart operates 2,882 supercenters in the U.S. and 109 in Canada; 723 discount stores in the U.S. and 212 in Canada; and 608 Sam’s Clubs, 181 Neighborhood Markets, four Marketside stores and two Supermercados in the U.S. Supercenters, discount stores, Neighborhood Markets and other U.S. formats accounted for an estimated $262 billion, or 62% of total sales; Sam’s Club for $49 billion, or 12%; and international for $109 billion, or 26%.

Kroger Co.
Cincinnati

David B. Dillon chairman, CEO

3,624

81.1E 1/29/11

Kroger’s store base includes 2,468 supermarkets and multi-department stores, 784 convenience stores and 372 fine jewelry stores. Sales from convenience stores account for approximately 4% of total volume, and sales from fine jewelry stores account for approximately 1% of the total.

Costco Wholesale Corp.
Issaquah, Wash.

Jim Sinegal president, CEO

540

77.9A 8/29/10

Revenues at Costco include sales of $76.2 billion and membership fees of $1.7 billion. Groceries, encompassing food, sundries and fresh products, plus pharmacy and gasoline, account for 72% of total sales. Of the company’s total sales, 77% comes from 416 warehouses in the U.S. and Puerto Rico; 15% from 79 warehouses in Canada; and 9% from 45 warehouses in the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia. (Volume from 32 Costcos in Mexico are not included in the company’s reported sales.)

Safeway

Pleasanton, Calif.

Steve Burd chairman, president, CEO Craig Herkert president, CEO

1,712

41.0E 1/1/11 37.9E 2/26/11

Supervalu
Minneapolis

2,349

Supervalu operates 1,445 corporate stores, encompassing 1,114 supermarkets and 331 Save-A-Lots; it also licenses 876 Save-A-Lots and 28 Cub Foods stores. Retail food accounts for 77% of total sales, while the supply-side division accounts for 23% of total sales.

Loblaw Cos.
Toronto

Allan Leighton president, deputy chairman

1,029

30.6(U.S.)E 1/1/11

Loblaw operates 613 corporate stores under a variety of banners and supplies 416 franchised stores that also operate under a variety of banners.

Publix Super Markets
Lakeland, Fla.

Ed Crenshaw CEO Lawrence Benjamin EVP, COO

1,032

25.1E 12/25/10 23.4E 1/1/11

Ahold USA

Quincy, Mass.

745

Ahold USA, the U.S. arm of Amsterdam-based Royal Ahold, operates three store groups: Stop & Shop, Quincy, Mass., with 386 units; Giant Foods of Landover, Md., with 179 units; and Giant Foods of Carlisle, Pa., with 180 stores, including Martin’s. Ahold USA accounts for approximately 60% of the parent company’s total sales.

C&S Wholesale Grocers
Keene, N.H.

Rick Cohen chairman, CEO

0

19.3E 9/25/10

C&S volume does not include sales from two retail subsidiaries: Grand Union Family Markets, which operates 28 locations in the Northeast; and Southern Family Markets, which operates 70 locations, including 10 liquor stores, in the Southeast under the Southern Family and Piggly Wiggly banners. During 2010, C&S supplied products to several companies on the Top 75 list (including A&P, Ahold USA, Bi-Lo, Demoulas Market Basket, the Ralphs division of Kroger Co., Safeway, Save Mart Supermarkets, the Shaw’s division of Supervalu, Target and Tops Friendly Markets), and volume from those companies is reflected in the sales total for C&S as well as for each of those companies individually.

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Delhaize America
Salisbury, N.C.

Pierre-Olivier Beckers CEO...
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