The World’s Top 10 Retailers
American and European companies dominate the ranks of the world’s largest publicly traded retailers. Most are global companies with vast distribution networks and thousands of retail locations spanning the globe. While many of these companies operate retail websites, Amazon.com stands out as the only fully online retailer to make the list.
1. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is the world’s biggest physical retailer by a considerable edge. The organization detailed overall income of $485.7 billion for its 2015 financial year, a year-over-year increment of about 2%. It works 11,453 store areas in 27 nations. About $228 billion of its 2015 income, almost 60% of the aggregate, is ascribed to activities in the United States. A large portion of the organization’s store areas overall working under the Walmart brand. Be that as it may, the organization additionally works various other retail chains, including Sam’s Club participation outlet center far and wide, ASDA stores in the United Kingdom, Bodega Aurrera stores in Mexico and Seiyu stores in Japan. As of December 2015, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has a market capitalization of about $194 billion.
2. Costco Wholesale Corporation
Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) is a participation just distribution center retail chain with tasks in nine nations. The organization revealed overall income of $112.6 billion for the monetary year 2014, including more than $2.4 billion in income credited to yearly client enrollment charges. Year-on-year income development added up to about 7.1%. Costco works 671 distribution center areas around the globe, remembering 474 areas for the U.S. The organization opened 30 new distribution center areas in 2014 and plans to open another 34 areas in 2015. As of December 2015, Costco has a market capitalization of $73.6 billion.
3. Kroger Company
Kroger Company (KR) is the third-biggest retailer on the planet by income and the biggest basic food item retailer in the U.S. It detailed absolute deals of $108.5 billion for the monetary year 2014, an expansion of 10.2% over the earlier year. Kroger works 2,625 markets and multi-retail chains, which join to make up 93% of organization income. The organization likewise works 782 little arrangement accommodation stores and 326 adornments stores. It works stores under in excess of 30 distinctive brand names, including Kroger, Ralphs, Fry’s, Fred Meyer, Food4Less, Littman Jewelers and QuikStop. Kroger has a market capitalization of $40.4 billion.
4. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) is a holding company formed during the merger of drugstore giants Walgreen Company and Alliance Boots at the close of 2014. For the fiscal year ending on Aug. 31, 2015, Walgreens Boots Alliance reported sales of $103.4 billion. However, this figure only includes sales arising from Alliance Boots operations after the merger was completed on Dec. 23, 2014. Consequently, true full-year results for the combined company are not yet available. The combined company operates more than 12,800 drugstore locations in 11 countries. It has a market capitalization of $92.2 billion.
5. Tesco PLC
Tesco PLC is a global grocery retailer headquartered in the U.K. For the fiscal year 2015, the company reported revenue of £62.3 billion excluding value-added tax (VAT), equivalent to approximately $101.3 billion at average exchange rates for the reporting period. This represents a 2% decline in revenue compared to the prior year, making Tesco one of only two companies on this list not experiencing sales growth. Tesco operates 6,814 stores in 11 countries. Notwithstanding its supermarkets in the U.K. also, Europe, Tesco has significant activities in Thailand, Malaysia, India, and China. The organization has a market capitalization of $19.9 billion.
6. Carrefour SA
France’s Carrefour SA reported sales of €74.7 billion excluding VAT, equivalent to approximately $99.1 billion at average exchange rates for the period. Revenue growth amounted to 2.9% on the year. At the close of 2014, Carrefour had 10,860 store locations in 33 countries. It works stores in an assortment of configurations, including little comfort stores, moderate size markets and enormous scope superstores offering both nourishment and general product. Carrefour opened or gained a sum of 1,128 new stores during the multi year, including in excess of 650,000 square meters of retail space. The organization has a market capitalization of about $22 billion.
7. Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) the world’s top online retailer. It reported sales of approximately $89 billion for the 2014 fiscal year, an increase of about 19.5% over the previous period. The company operates 14 country-specific retail websites and ships products to customers around the globe. About 62% of Amazon.com sales take place outside the U.S. Both household and worldwide marketing projections have demonstrated proceeded with quick development lately. Deals of media items represent 25.3% of net deals, while hardware and other general product represent about 68.4%. As of December 2015, Amazon.com has a market capitalization of $314 billion, the most noteworthy market top of any organization on this rundown by a generous edge.
8. Metro Group AG
Germany’s Metro Group is a European retail giant with far-flung operations in Russia, China, Japan, Thailand, Pakistan, and India. The company reported sales of €63 billion excluding VAT, equivalent to approximately $85.5 billion at average exchange rates for the period. Deals were down about 4% from the earlier year. Metro Group works 2,200 stores under a few brands, including the distribution center retail chain, Metro Cash and Carry, which is liable for over 48% of the organization’s deals. Other Metro Group retail activities incorporate the grocery store chain Real, the purchaser hardware retailers Media Markt and Saturn, and the retail chain Galeria Kaufhof. Metro Group has a market capitalization of $9.9 billion.
9. The Home Depot, Inc.
Home Depot, Inc. (HD) is the world’s greatest home-improvement retailer. It detailed deals of $83.2 billion for the 2014 financial year, an expansion of about 5.5% over the earlier year. The organization works 2,273 stores altogether, remembering 1,977 for the U.S. also, its domains, and the rest of Canada and Mexico. The Home Depot offers an assortment of restrictive and selective brands in its stores, including Hampton Bay home items, Glacier Bay home installations, Vigoro garden care items and Husky devices, among others. As of December 2015, The Home Depot has a market capitalization of simply over $170 billion.
10. Target Corporation
Target Corporation (TGT) revealed income of $72.6 billion for the monetary year 2014, an expansion of 1.9% over the earlier year’s outcomes. Target is a major box retailer with 1,790 stores over the U.S. Notwithstanding its enormous organization stores, the organization likewise works eight CityTarget stores in a continuous test stage. CityTarget areas are structured as little arrangement stores for thickly populated urban regions. Further development right now got ready for the financial year 2015. Target has a market capitalization of $45.3 billion.