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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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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...
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