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These figures were obtained from magazines SN and Progressive Grocer as well as Forbes, Market Watch, and other publicly available sources. Remember that we advise you to consider all the notes found in this note.
Walmart once again topped our list for the industry leader in grocery sales (it accounted for more than a quarter of all grocery revenues in the United States) with $467 billion in 2021 grocery sales.
This amount included over $73 billion in U.S. Walmart’s contribution to U.S. Sam’s Club, which is owned and operated by Walmart.
Walmart and Sam’s Club store count exceeds 5,300. Together, Walmart and Sam’s Club stores are counted for purposes of this list.
Walmart is not classified as a supermarket, but its U.S. grocery store market is superior to all other grocers and is, by far, the largest grocery store.
AMAZON (Online and physical stores)
From the previous list, we did not include Amazon at that time. Still, with an ever-expanding brick-and-mortar food sales tally and the effects of the pandemic on the business, we have pegged Amazon as the 2 grocery retailer in the country.
Amazon’s 2021 food sales in the country totaled approximately $239 billion, and its store number is now 662.
Amazon’s physical stores include Whole Foods Market, Amazon Fresh, Amazon Go Grocery, and Amazon Go.
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION
In the US, Costco sells branded and private-label grocery products online and through about 564 stores; its U.S. grocery sales totaled over $141 billion in 2021.
Price-conscious consumers were responsible for raising Costco’s U.S. food and grocery revenues by more than 15% compared to 2020. In addition, the company earned $27 billion in Canada.
THE KROGER CO.
Kroger’s grocery revenue in 2021 climbed to over $4137 billion, a 4% increase over 2020. The company runs 2,726 stores operating under the Kroger, Harris Teeter, and Smith banners.
While Walmart, Amazon, and Costco sell more grocery items, Kroger retains its claim to being the largest supermarket chain in the country.
ALBERTSONS COS. INC.
Revenues in 2021 rose to over $71 billion across its 2,278 stores operating under the Safeway, Albertsons, and Vons grocery banners.
AHOLD DELHAIZE USA
This Dutch multinational retailer runs 2,048 supermarkets in the U.S. under the Food Lion, Stop & Shop and Hannaford, and Giant banners. U.S. revenues in 2021 were $53.7 billion.
PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS INC.
$48 billion in 2021 revenues at 1,293 store locations primarily in the state of Florida and other states in the Southeast.
H-E-B (The H.E. Butt Grocery Co.) is a privately owned U.S. chain with estimated 2021 revenues of $34 billion from 420 stores primarily in Texas.
Meijer (a private company) estimated over $25 billion in revenues in 2021. Meijer operates 258 supercenters and grocery stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.
Target has made significant investments in its food business, specifically in fresh produce, meats, and its private brand.
Its Super Target format has helped it to become a leading U.S. grocer with 2021 food sales topping $21 billion. This represents 20% of the company’s overall revenue. Read more articles on dailyrewards.