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TOP U.S. SUPERMARKET & GROCERY CHAINS
(By 2004 Grocery Sales)

Please note that while the source document for this list was published in 2005, the rankings are based solely on 2004 sales figures and do not take into consideration industry events in the current calendar year.

1. Wal-Mart Supercenters
Bentonville, AR
$115,095,600,000
Stores - 1,712
2. The Kroger Co.
Cincinnati, OH
$56,985,463,000
Stores - 3,323
3. Albertson's, Inc.
Boise, ID
$38,425,000,000
Stores - 2,536

4. Safeway Inc.
Pleasanton, CA
$35,094,220,000
Stores - 1,815
5. Costco Wholesale Group
Issaquah, WA
$28,287,427,000
Stores - 382
6. Ahold USA, Inc.
Quincy, MA
$27,376,000,000
Stores - 1,033
7. Sam's Club
Bentonville, AR
$22,271,400,000
Stores - 550
8. Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Lakeland, FL
$18,000,000,000
Stores - 854
9. Delhaize America
Salisbury, NC
$15,846,100,000
Stores - 1,529
10. SUPERVALU, Inc.
Eden Prairie, MN
$10,920,000,000
Stores - 1,571
11. Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.
Montvale, NJ
$10,783,000,000
Stores - 659
12. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL
$10,632,850,000
Stores - 962
13. H.E. Butt Grocery Co.
San Antonio, TX
$10,500,000,000
Stores - 301
14. Meijer, Inc.
Grand Rapids, MI
$7,735,000,000
Stores - 163
15. BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
Natick, MA
$5,099,201,000
Stores - 154
West Des Moines, IA
$4,232,000,000
Stores - 201
17. Giant Eagle, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
$4,141,180,000
Stores - 242
18. Bi-Lo Holdings
Greenville, SC
$4,002,276,000
Stores - 292
19. Pathmark Stores, Inc.
Carteret, NJ
$4,100,000,000
Stores - 143
20. Whole Foods Market, Inc.
Austin, TX
$3,864,950,000
Stores - 166
21. Stater Brothers Markets
Colton, CA
$3,680,000,000
Stores - 159
22. Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
Rochester, NY
$3,465,000,000
Stores - 67
23. Raley's.
West Sacramento, CA
$3,200,000,000
Stores - 137
24. Aldi, Inc.
Batavia, IL
$3,140,000,000
Stores - 760
25. Roundy's, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI
$2,692,760,000
Stores - 123
 
 

Source Directory of Supermarket, Grocery & Convenience Store Chains 2005 (Business Guides, Inc., Tampa, FL)

Prepared by: Information Service, Food Marketing Institute June 2005