Stores Magazine‘s annual Top 100 Retailers list crowned Walmart as the No. 1 retailer again, which was determined based on overall retail sales (not revenue) and did not include gas stations. IKEA North America made its debut on the list at No. 92, while Kroger came in at No. 2 and Target at No. 3.
Discount stores Dollar General (No. 28), Family Dollar (No. 45), and Dollar Tree (No. 61) climbed the list seven, 11, and 15 spots, respectively. Stores Magazines‘ editors attribute the climb to the poor economy last year, which forced people to find lower-cost solutions for the products they buy. The list was compiled and analyzed by Kantar Retail.