The annual STORES Top 100 Retailers report has been issued, showcasing the, well, largest retailers in the US. The list is notable in that it is dominated by brick-and-mortars, with only 2 pure-play e-commerce retailers making the top 100 list. To put that in context, the combined 2012 sales of those 2 online retailers (Amazon.com at #11 and Dell at #83) was an estimated $38.8 billion, a figure that would put them only in the 9th spot on the list. The top spot of course belongs to Wal-Mart with a massive $328.7 billion in 2012 sales.
After Wal-Mart, there’s a large drop-off to the nation’s second-largest retailer, Kroger, with roughly $92.2 billion in 2012 sales. Target ($72 billion) and Costco ($71 billion) are virtually tied for the third spot, with Home Depot ($66 billion) edging CVS ($63.7 billion) for the 5th position. Read the rest at MarketingCharts.