Amazon.com a top 10 retailer

Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, on June 18. (David Ryder/Getty Images / July 3, 2014)

Amazon.com has cracked the top 10 in Stores magazine’s annual ranking of the 100 largest U.S. retailers, a first for an online-only retailer.

With domestic sales up 27 percent between 2012 and 2013 to $44 billion, Amazon.com muscled its way from the No. 11 spot to No. 9, pushing past Safeway, which stepped down a rung to No. 10, and McDonalds, which fell to No. 11 for U.S. sales.

Most of the other retailers in the top 10 were stable from last year, with Wal-Mart leading the pack with $334.3 billion in domestic sales and Kroger following at a distance with $93.6 billion. Costco nudged past Target to assume third place.

“Notable as [Amazon’s rise] is, brick and mortar retailers are keeping pace by continuously reinventing themselves to better serve today’s anytime, anywhere shopper,” STORES editor Susan Reda said in a news release from the National Retail Federation.

The annual ranking was compiled for Stores Media by Kantar Retail and sponsored by Island Pacific and NEC.

Rank

Store

2013 U.S. Sales (000)

Sales Growth
(’13 v ’12)

1

Wal-Mart

$334,302,000

1.7%

2

Kroger

$93,598,000

1.6%

3

Costco

$74,740,000

5.2%

4

Target

$71,279,000

-0.9%

5

The Home Depot

$69,951,000

6.6%

6

Walgreen

$68,068,000

1.3%

7

CVS Caremark

$65,618,000

3.1%

8

Lowe’s

$52,210,000

3.6%

9

Amazon.com

$43,962,000

27.2%

10

Safeway

$37,534,000

-3.7%


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