Walmart, Kroger, Costco and Albertsons and rank among the top 10 retailers in the U.S. for 2018 sales, according to Kantar Consulting.

The leader by a vast margin is Walmart, which has racked up more than $385 billion this year.

Amazon, which owns Whole Foods Market but for which grocery still represents a small part of the business, followed at more than $125 billion.

Kroger came in third at nearly $123 billion.

Costco sales were listed at $101 billion — with 25% of sales outside the U.S. — with Albertsons bringing in $60.3 billion.

Beyond the top 10 in revenue were the following grocers:

  • Ahold Delhaize — $43.5 billion (41% outside the U.S.)
  • Publix — $36.8 billion
  • Aldi — $30.9 billion (71% outside the U.S.)
  • H-E-B — $23.4 billion
  • Meijer — $17.7 billion
  • Wakefern — $16.6 billion
  • Hy-Vee — $10.1 billion
  • Southeastern Grocers — $9.5 billion
  • Giant Eagle — $9.1 billion
  • Wegmans — $9.1 billion
  • WinCo Foods — $7.7 billion

Kantar Consulting also included 2023 forecast outlook ratings for each of the companies on the list.

Companies with a neutral outlook included Walmart, Amazon, Kroger, Costco and Publix.

Listed as trending up over the long term were Aldi, H-E-B and Hy-Vee.

Marked as expected to decline on the list in coming years were Albertsons, Ahold Delhaize, Meijer, Wakefern, Southeastern Grocers, Giant Eagle, Wegmans and WinCo Foods


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