2012 Top 100 U.S. Retailers
1. As expected, Walmart was the No. 1 U.S. retailer for both U.S. and worldwide sales. Based on its worldwide sales in 2011 of $454 billion, Walmart would rank as the 27th largest economy in the world, behind No. 26 Taiwan's GDP of $467 billion and ahead of No. 28 Argentina's GDP of $448 billion. Somewhat less expected are the No. 2 retailers for U.S. sales (Kroger) and worldwide sales (Costco).
3. Of the top 100 U.S. retailers, more than half (53) have 100% of their stores and sales in the U.S. and no foreign presence at all (e.g. Target, Kroger and most of the grocery chains, Kohls, RiteAid, most of the dollar stores, etc. ). The retailers with the greatest percentage of foreign sales were IKEA (90.2%), 7-Eleven (80.9%) and Aldi (78.5%).