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Top 10 retail companies in our time

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Retail companies with a specialization in the goods and services will commit to fulfil the expectations of their consumers. Some of the popular products sold by retailers are housewares, jewelry, apparel, small appliances, groceries, electronics, pharmaceutical products, and different types of services such as equipment rentals and tool. There are so many things about consumer spending. Retail sales volume is one among such things that account for about 2/3 of the economic activity of the U.S.

Retail companies have sold their services and products via brick-and-mortar stores regardless of the warehouses, department stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, and other types of outlets. However, many retailers sell goods online via Internet marketplaces, websites, and mobile applications.



The big retail companies by twelve months trailing revenue assist you to make an informed decision about goods and services from such companies for consumers. Do not forget that this list is limited to publicly traded companies in Canada and the U.S. through ADRs or directly. Companies outside the U.S. report profits in a semi-annual way instead of quarterly.

1. Walmart Inc. (WMT)

• Revenue (TTM): $534.7 billion
• Net Income (TTM): $15.0 billion
• Market Cap: $366.5 billion
• 1-Year Trailing Total Return: 19.4%
• Exchange: New York Stock Exchange

Walmart engages in the wholesale and retail businesses. This company sells different types of merchandise and services throughout the world at stores as well as online at the cheapest possible prices. It sells an unlimited array of merchandise like electronics, small appliances, housewares, apparel, home improvement, games, jewelry, pharmaceutical products, and household essentials. Some of the best services of Walmart are auto care, registries, product warranties, and pharmaceutical services.

2. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN)

• Revenue (TTM): $321.8 billion
• Net Income (TTM): $13.2 billion
• Market Cap: $1.6 trillion
• 1-Year Trailing Total Return: 69.5%
• Exchange: NASDAQ

Amazon.com is an outstanding e-commerce retailer with successful records for selling a huge collection of products and services worldwide via its websites. It includes merchandise as well as content which it buys for resale from vendors and such things offered by third-party sellers. It provides different subscription services as well as web services like cloud computing and streaming entertainment. This company successfully manufactures and sells fire TV, fire tables, Kindle E-readers, and echo & Alexa. It sells groceries via its subsidiary known as Whole Foods Market Inc.

3. Costco Wholesale Corp.

• Revenue (TTM): $160.9 billion
• Net Income (TTM): $3.7 billion
• Market Cap: $143.7 billion
• 1-Year Trailing Total Return: 19.4%
• Exchange: NASDAQ

Costco operates membership warehouses of the retail category mainly in North America and specific locations in Latin America and Asia. It offers different merchandise like the packaged foods and grocery items, toys, hardware, automotive supplies, sporting goods, jewelry, health and beauty aids, apparel, and electronics. It provides pharmacy services and a gas station.

4. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.

• Revenue (TTM): $138.7 billion
• Net Income (TTM): $760.0 million
• Market Cap: $35.3 billion
• 1-Year Trailing Total Return: -22.5%
• Exchange: NASDAQ

Walgreens Boots Alliance commits to successfully providing the drug store services mainly in Europe and the U.S. This company operates retail businesses of the pharmacy-led type within the U.S. under the brand names Walgreens as well as Duane Reade. This company operates the best retail stores on the international level to sell products under different brand names like Boots Pharmaceuticals, No7, Soap & Glory, Botanic, and Liz Earle. This company operates the wholesale business intending to successfully supply medicines, healthcare products, and associated services to hospitals, health centers, and doctors.

5. The Kroger Co.

• Revenue (TTM): $126.6 billion
• Net Income (TTM): $2.1 billion
• Market Cap: $27.1 billion
• 1-Year Trailing Total Return: 68.3%
• Exchange: New York Stock Exchange

Kroger operates multi-department stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, and jewelry stores in the U.S. Some of its brands are Heritage Farm, Big K, Simple Truth Organic, and Simple Truth. This company is renowned for its successful way to manufacture and process some of the foods sold in its supermarkets.

6. The Home Depot Inc.

• Revenue (TTM): $112.1 billion
• Net Income (TTM): $11.0 billion
• Market Cap: $285.5 billion
• 1-Year Trailing Total Return: 27.4%
• Exchange: New York Stock Exchange

Home Depot has well experienced and dedicated personnel to successfully operate stores specialized in building materials and home improvement products sale. The stores of this company are located mainly in North America. This company sells different types of building materials, garden, lawn, and home improvement products at competitive prices. The main categories of services offered by this company of very good reputation are the installation services and tool and equipment rental services.

7. JD.com Inc.

• Revenue (TTM): $86.4 billion
• Net Income (TTM): $848.1 million
• Market Cap: $99.2 billion
• 1-Year Trailing Total Return: 113.3%
• Exchange: NASDAQ

JD.com is a renowned e-commerce retailer to sell general merchandise products like books, video products, audio products, and electronic products. This company provides the best online marketplace where third-party vendors successfully sell products to customers mainly via mobile apps and official websites. This company sells technology services, logistic services, insurance, O2O, and overseas business.

8. Tesco PLC (TSCDY)

• Revenue (TTM): $82.6 billion
• Net Income (TTM): $1.2 billion
• Market Cap: $28.2 billion
• 1-Year Trailing Total Return: 9.5%
• Exchange: OTC

Tesco is the U.K based retailer to sell various merchandise and services. This company successfully provides luxury homeware items via its Fox & Ivy brand, food, and grocery items via its Finest and Exclusively at Tesco brands, and the best apparel via its F&F brand. This company offers different retail banking and insurance services.

9. Carrefour (CRRFY)

• Revenue (TTM): $81.1 billion
• Net Income (TTM): $1.7 billion
• Market Cap: $12.9 billion
• 1-Year Trailing Total Return: -14.6%
• Exchange: OTC

Carrefour is a France-based supermarket and retail store provider. This company operates as well as manages the convenience stores, supermarkets, hypermarkets, cash and carry stores, food and non-food e-commerce sites, and other businesses. Some of the main products offered by this company are home appliances, textiles, electronics, household supplies, food and non-food products, and local products.

10. Target Corp. (TGT)

• Revenue (TTM): $80.1 billion
• Net Income (TTM): $2.8 billion
• Market Cap: $62.9 billion
• 1-Year Trailing Total Return: 49.3%
• Exchange: New York Stock Exchange

Target sells merchandise online especially at stores in Latin America, U.S., and Canada. This company provides general and curated medicines like dry grocery, perishables, dairy, and frozen items at competitive prices in different brands like Pillowfort, and Archer Farmers.

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