Top 10 Retail Companies in the World 2018

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The largest retail companies demonstrate the dominance of these retail chains both at home and abroad. The best retail companies have grown rapidly by opening several stores across strategic geographic locations worldwide. Along with that, retail chains have also made their presence felt by having a strong online presence. This enables them to showcase their entire product & service offering, and reach out to customers more efficiently. The top retail companies include Walmart, CVS, Walgreen Boot, Home Depot followed by names like Kroger, Costco, Target, Alibaba, Lowe’s, Carrefour. Here is a list of the top 10 retail companies in the world 2018.


Quick Glance :

Below are the biggest and top retail companies in 2018:

1st Place : Walmart

2nd Place : CVS Pharmacy

3rd Place : Walgreens Boots Alliance

4th Place : Home Depot

5th Place : Kroger

6th Place : Costco

7th Place : Target

8th Place : Alibaba

9th Place : Lowe's

10th Place : Carrefour

For More details about rankings and parameters, continue with the article.

Top Retailers 2018 with Ranking Parameters (Sales, Profit) :


10. Carrefour

Carrefour is one of the biggest retailers headquartered in Boulogne Billancourt, France.


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It is one of the largest hypermarkets of the world with 12,300 self-service stores under group banners in more than 30 countries and regions at the end of year 2017. It was founded by Denis Defforey, Jacques Defforey and Marcel Fournier in 1960, and it was the first to open hypermarket in Europe.

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In 1970, Carrefour went public and it was listed on the Paris Stock Exchange. Carrefour has more than 374,478 employees worldwide. Since people are now adopting online modes to make purchases, Carrefour recorded 1.3 million unique visitors a day across all the Carrefour websites in the year 2017. Carrefour has more than 20,000 Carrefour quality line suppliers worldwide with over 70% of Carrefour brand food products come from SMEs and national suppliers. There are more than 104 million households worldwide those are using Carrefour products at their homes. The company was able to generate $106 billion of revenue in the year 2017. The company is also known for its philanthropic activities, in the year 2017, company donated 148.2 million meal equivalents donated to food aid associates. They were also able to cut CO2 emissions by 24% as compared to year 2016. In 2014, 65% of the total waste produced by Carrefour stores was recycled and reused.

Sales (Billion): $106.00

Profit (Billion): $0.60



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