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Insights on the Top 100 Retailers and Categories

March 28, 2013 by Newsfeed Editor  


Good information is all around us. It comes in many different forms and is used for different functions, but if we keep our antennae up, we can find helpful, business building data almost every day. Some comes in the form of sophisticated analytics, some from observation and others simply be reading and listening. Today, we are sharing a report by DSN Retailing Today called Insights 2013. This is an annual publication that is a statistical analysis of the Top 100 retailers and categories in one easy-to-read format. It is a must have for your keeper pile or briefcase. The report uses data compiled by Nielsen.

The publication starts with the Top 10 retailers and brief descriptions of the key moves they have made to put and keep themselves in that position. Among them are Wal-Mart Stores, The Kroger Company, Costco, Walgreens, The Home Depot, Target Corp. CVS Caremark, Best Buy, Lowes Cos. and There is also a published list of the Top 100.

The categories portion begins with a summary of the dynamics that affect category growth and the habits of the most successful CPG companies. The Top 100 product categories list includes sales figures for two years stated in both dollar sales and units. The Top 10 categories according to the report are: Fresh Produce, Carbonated Beverages, Snacks, Paper Products, Bread and Baked Goods, Packaged Meat, Cheese, Candy, Prepared Foods and Pet Food.

Nielsen also provides a list of the fastest growing categories. Among the Top 10 are: Coffee, Jams/Jellies/Spreads, Nuts, Light Bulbs/Phone Accessories, Yogurt, Flour, Frangrances, Vitamins, Liquor and Pet Care.

As practitioners of at-retail merchandising and marketing services, the members of World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards must always monitor the information around us. To add to your information deck, download Insights 2013 by clicking here.

Another way to stay on top of all things at-retail is to attend the Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference (RMMC) to be held April 27-30 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort. You can click here to access the official conference website for more information and to register. One important reminder: Time is running out to take advantage of the substantially reduced room rate of $ 150/ night. Reserve your room before April 4th to obtain the group rate!


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