SN Top 25 Worldwide Food Retailers
May 30, 2013 by Newsfeed Editor
Attendees of the 2013 Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference (RMMC) last month were quick to note some important observations. Among those were a strong international presence at RMMC and the desire by the members of World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards to have access to the best industry information and research available. Those two things converged this week when Supermarket News (SN) announced its Top 25 Worldwide Food Retailers.
The list is a wonderful resource for anyone in the retail industry. It includes the rankings, plus a profile on each company. Each profile includes the number of stores; annual sales for food, nonfood and wholesale operations; and the worldwide areas of operations for each of the retail companies. The store count figures include franchised or licensed locations and may include nonfood outlets.
SN does require registration to view this information, but the registration is free and only takes a couple of seconds. The registration also allows you to see other premium content on the site and other similar lists such as The Top 75, The Power 50 and the Top 50 Small Chains & Independents.
The top 10 companies on this SN list include Wal-Mart Stores, Tesco, Carrefour, Costco, Kroger Co., Schwarz Group, Metro Group, Aldi, Target Corp. and AEON.
This information is an example of the kind of items that World Alliance will include in its new Research Clearinghouse, a key element of a soon to be launched new web presence. The site will be a library of relevant research, white papers and thought leadership discussion supplied by research companies, agencies, universities, media sources and think tank groups.