The World's Top 100 Largest Supermarket Chains

US, Germany and Australia Dominate Global Mega Chain Food Retailing

Top 100 World's Largest Supermarket Chains, Retail Grocery Stores 2016
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The 2016 list of Top 100 World's Largest Retail Chains includes 29 supermarket chains and retail grocery stores, not including the hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, discount stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and Internet retail websites that also have grocery and food retailing as a significant category in their retail business.

In other words, global mega retail chains dominate retailing primarily because of food retailing.

 Global food retail sales are more than $4 trillion annually, according to the  (USDA).

While the U.S. supermarket chain Kroger continues to hold the title of the world's largest supermarket chain in terms of annual revenue, Germany and Australia also dominate the Top 100 list of global food retailers.  The second and third largest supermarket chains are based in Germany and the fourth and fifth largest grocery retailers are based in Australia.

These World's Largest Supermarket rankings are according to the 2016 Global Powers of Retailing report from  and , which is published annually as a global benchmark comparison of the annual revenues of the largest retail chains of all types in the world.

What follows is the complete list of the 2016 World’s Largest Retail Supermarket and Grocery Store Chains. The number in the left column represents the revenue ranking of the retail chain, compared to the revenue rankings of the 250 largest retail chains of all types included on the 2016 Global Powers of Retailing list.

  Click the links for more information about individual supermarket chains and for more World’s Largest Retail ranking information.

Top 100 World's Largest Supermarket Chains, Retail Grocery Stores 2016 

3      The Kroger Company
U.S.

17    Edeka Group
Germany

20    Rewe Combine
Germany

21    Woolworths Ltd.
Australia

23    Wesfarmers Ltd.
Australia

24    Koninklijke Ahold N.V.
Netherlands

27    ITM Developpement International (Intermarche')
France

28    J Sainsbury plc
U.K.

30    Safeway, Inc.
U.S.

32    Publix Super Markets, Inc.
U.S.

34    Delhaize Group
Belgium

36    WM Morrison Supermarkets plc
U.K.

37    AB Acquisition LLC (Albertson's) 
U.S.

42    Systeme U, Centrale Nationale
France

43    Coop Group
Switzerland

44    Mercadona, S.A.

Spain

46    H.E. Butt Grocery Company
U.S.

49    Empire Company Ltd. / Sobey’s
Canada

55    Cencosud S.A.
Chile

63    John Lewis Partnership plc
UK

64    Meijer
Home Office Headquarters in Michigan

69    Conad Consorzio Nazionale, Dettaglianti Soc. Coop. a.r.l.
Italy

70    Whole Food Market, Inc.
U.S.

73    S Group
Finland

77    ICA Gruppen (ICA AB)
Sweden

82    Co-operative Group Ltd.
UK

84    SPAR Holding AG
Austria

88   Southeastern Grocers, LLC (BI-LO Holding)  
U.S.

92   Dairy Farm International Holdings Ltd.
Hong Kong SAR

95    Metro Inc.
Canada

105  Shoprite Holdings Ltd.

South Africa

108   Kesko Corporation
Finland

110   Giant Eagle, Inc.
U.S.

112   SuperValu, Inc.
U.S.

118  Hy-Vee, Inc.
U.S.

120  Colruyt Group (Etn. Fr. Colruyt N.V.)
Belgium

121  Esselunga S.p.A.
Italy

133 Shanghai Bailian Group Co. Ltd. (a/k/a Shanghai Friendship Group)
China

134  Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
U.S.

137   Jumbo Groep Holding B.V. (Jumbo Supermarkten B.V.)
Netherlands

142  Coop Danmark A/S (FDB)
Denmark

146  Grupo Eroski
Spain

155 Sonae, SGPS, SA
Portugal

161  Pick n Pay Stores Ltd.
South Africa

162  OJSC Dixy Group
Russia

163  WinCo Foods LLC
U.S.

166  The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company
U.S.

173  Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA)
U.S.

]179  Life Corporation.
Japan

180  The SPAR Group Limited
South Africa

185  Coop Sverige AB
Sweden

186  Coop Norge, the Group
Norway

192  Agrokor d.d.
Croatia

205  Save Mart Supermarkets
U.S.

210  Arcs Co. Ltd.
Japan

211  Iceland Topco Limited (Iceland Foods Group Ltd.)
UK

212 Nonggongshang Supermarket (Group) Co. Ltd.
China

220  Demoulas Super Markets, Inc.
Croatia

221 Overwaitea Food Group
Canada

222  Valor Company Ltd.
Japan

228  Stater Bros. Holdings, Inc.
U.S.

237  Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc.
U.S.

249  Ingles Markets
U.S.