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Ranking of U.S. Grocery Chains

06/04/2024

Scott Moses of Solomon Partners is retained by Albertsons to promote the proposed merger of his client company with Kroger.  In a recent article in

Supermarket News, Moses makes a case for the divestment of 579 stores to C&S principally in western and mid-Atlantic states and in Illinois.  The article includes a ranking of supermarkets by revenue and numbers of stores assuming that the merger is approved, with C&S acquiring 579 stores and 8 distribution centers.

                                   

     Rank       

          Chain

Annual Sales $ Million

         1

Walmart+Sam’s

             321

         2

Kroger-Albertsons

             160

         3

Costco

               98

         4

Amazon-WFM

               64

         5

Target

               55

         6

Ahold Delhaize

               52

         7

Publix

               47

         8

HEB

               34

         9

Dollar General

               31

       10

Aldi

               27

With respect to numbers of stores, grocery chains can be ranked as follows:

 

     Rank

          Chain

Numbers of Stores

          1    

Dollar General

       20,022

          2

Dollar Tree

       16,744

          3

Walmart+Sam’s

         5,214

          4

Kroger-Albertsons

         4,414

          5

Aldi

         2,772

          6

Ahold Delhaize

         2,048

          7

Target

         1,956

          8

Publix

         1,360

 

The list of stores excludes pharmacy chains CVS, Walgreen’s and Rite-Aid.