Top 10 global retailers in 2006

Walgreen and Seven & I Holdings the rising stars in the top 10 global retail ranking.

Walgreen set to enter at 8th place

In the wake of robust growth in the US health & beauty retailing channel, Euromonitor International’s research shows Walgreen bursting into the top 10, jumping a massive four places from 12th to 8th position, in the characteristically static retail rankings.

This rapid movement is as a result of an aggressive expansion policy leading to many new stores openings across the US.

Seven & I Holdings continues rising within the top five

Seven and I Holdings is to overtake Kroger, jumping into 4th place helped by strong gains in Hong Kong and Taiwan. In Taiwan, the company was able to cement its leadership thanks to innovative marketing and the successful development of its ready meals products through 7-Eleven convenience stores.

Top 10 Retailers 2005-2006
Ranking by annualised US$ retail sales20052006
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.11
Carrefour SA22
Tesco Plc33
Seven & I Holdings Co, Ltd54
Kroger Corp45
Target Corp66
The Home Depot Inc77
Walgreen Co128
Aldi Group109
Royal Ahold NV810
Euromonitor International
Excludes sales through cash and carry, foodservice and warehouse clubs