Amid a shifting retail landscape, Wal-Mart Stores still reigns supreme. The Arkansas-based behemoth is easily the planet’s largest retailer and ranks No. 15th on Forbes’ Global 2000 list of the world’s biggest and most powerful public companies, as measured by a composite score of revenues, profits, assets and market value.
Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) is a membership-only warehouse retail chain with operations in nine countries. The company reported worldwide revenue of $112.6 billion for fiscal year 2014, including more than $2.4 billion in revenue attributed to annual customer membership fees.
Tesco plc, trading as Tesco, is a British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer with headquarters in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by profits and ninth-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues.
New York – 25 September 2014 –Revenues for the world’s top 10 largest retailers reached $1.3 trillion in the last fiscal year (encompassing companies’ fiscal years ended through June 2014). This is a 2.9 percent change from the prior year indicating modest growth.
Metro AG, otherwise known as Metro Group, is a German global diversified retail and wholesale/cash and carry group based in Düsseldorf. It was established in 1964 by Ernst Schmidt and Wilhelm Schmidt-Ruthenbeck. As of 2010, it was the fourth-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues (after Wal-Mart, Carrefour and Tesco).
Today, Target remains committed to providing a one-stop shopping experience for guests by delivering differentiated merchandise and outstanding value with its Expect More. Pay Less® brand promise. Target currently is the second largest general merchandise retailer in America, with Target.com consistently being ranked as one of the most-visited retail Web sites.