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SN Top 75

Top 75 North American Food Retailers


A=actual sales; E=estimate

Corporate/ SALES IN $ BILLIONS;


RANK COMPANY TOP EXECUTIVE(s) Franchise Stores DATE FISCAL YEAR ENDS

1 Wal-Mart Stores


Bentonville, Ark.
Mike Duke
president, CEO
3,395

258.5e
1/31/09
Duke is scheduled to succeed H. Lee Scott Jr. as president and CEO on Feb. 1, 2009. Volume total represents combined sales of Wal-Mart Supercenters, Sam’s Clubs, Neighborhood
Markets and Marketside stores in the U.S. and Canada. Wal-Mart operates 2,601 supercenters in the U.S. and 39 in Canada, plus 146 Neighborhood Markets and four Marketside
stores in the U.S., accounting for approximately $211 billion (82%) of the company’s volume in North America; and 599 Sam’s Clubs in the U.S. and six in Canada, accounting for
approximately $47.5 billion (18%) of the North America total. Wal-Mart’s annual sales in 2008 are estimated at $405 billion, encompassing $258.5 billion, or 64%, from supercent-
ers, clubs, Neighborhood Markets and Marketside stores; $44.5 billion, or 11%, from 1,164 discount stores (899 in the U.S. and 265 in Canada); and approximately $102 billion, or
25%, from 2,970 stores outside North America.

2 Kroger Co.


Cincinnati
David B. Dillon
chairman, CEO
4,397

77.2e
1/31/09
Kroger’s store base includes 2,477 supermarkets and multi-department stores; 778 convenience stores; 750 supermarket fuel centers; and 392 fine jewelry stores. Sales from
convenience stores account for approximately 5% of total volume, and sales from fine jewelry stores account for less than 1% of total volume.

3 Costco Wholesale Corp.




Issaquah, Wash.
Jim Sinegal
president, CEO
544

72.5a
8/31/08
Revenues at Costco include sales of $71 billion and membership fees of $1.5 billion. Groceries, encompassing food, sundries and fresh products, plus pharmacy and gasoline, ac-
count for 63% of the sales total, or $44.7 billion. Of the company’s total sales, 78% comes from 398 warehouses in the U.S. and Puerto Rico; 15% from 75 warehouses in Canada;
and 7% from 39 warehouses in the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. (Volume from 31 Costco warehouses in Mexico is not included in the company’s reported sales.)

4 Supervalu


Minneapolis
Jeff Noddle
chairman, CEO
2,491

45.0e
2/29/09
Sales from 1,596 corporate stores — encompassing 1,279 conventional supermarkets and 317 Save-A-Lots — account for 75% of total revenues; the company also licenses 863
Save-A-Lots and 32 Cub Foods stores. Supervalu’s supply side division accounts for 25% of total revenues.

5 Safeway


Pleasanton, Calif.
Steve Burd
chairman, president, CEO
1,743

44.8e
1/3/09

6 Loblaw Cos.


Toronto
Allan Leighton
president, deputy chairman
1,036 31.5e (U.S.)
12/31/08
Loblaw operates 628 corporate stores under a variety of banners and supplies 408 franchised stores that also operate under a variety of banners; it also supplies product and ban-
ners to 399 associated stores that it does not own or lease.

7 Publix Super Markets




Lakeland, Fla.
Ed Crenshaw
CEO
990

24.0e
12/27/08
Publix acquired 49 stores from Albertsons LLC in mid-2008, 24 of which reopened during fiscal 2008; of the remaining 25, most are expected to reopen this year, although the
company had not decided by the end of 2008 whether to reopen all locations.

8 Ahold USA


Quincy, Mass.
Lawrence Benjamin
COO
704

21.5e
12/31/08
Ahold USA, the U.S. division of Amsterdam-based Ahold, encompasses 376 units of Stop & Shop, Quincy, Mass.; 180 Giant Foods of Landover, Md.; and 148 Giant Foods of Carlisle,
Pa. Ahold USA accounts for approximately 57% of the parent company’s total sales.

9 Delhaize America


Salisbury, N.C.
Pierre Olivier-Beckers
CEO
1,581

19.2e
1/3/09
Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group, encompasses 1,148 Food Lions, 167 Hannaford Bros. Markets, 108 Sweetbay Supermarkets, 69 Harveys Super-
markets, 61 Bloom units and 28 Bottom Dollar Food stores. Delhaize America accounts for approximately 69% of the parent company’s total sales.

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10 C&S Wholesale Grocers




Keene, N.H.
Rick Cohen
chairman, CEO
0

19.0e
9/30/08
As 2008 ended, C&S purchased the wholesale business of Penn Traffic Co., amounting to about $210 million. C&S volume does not include sales from two retail subsidiaries: GU
Family Markets, which operates 30 locations in the Northeast; and Southern Family Markets, which operates 41 supermarkets and 10 liquor stores in the Southeast under the South-
ern Family and Piggly Wiggly banners. During 2008, C&S supplied products to 12 companies on the Top 75 list (including A&P, Ahold USA, BJ’s, Big Y Foods, Bi-Lo, Bruno’s, Demoulas
Market Basket, Kroger Co., Safeway, Save Mart Supermarkets, Supervalu-owned Shaw’s and Tops Markets), whose volume is reflected in the sales total for C&S as well as for each of
those companies individually.

11 7-Eleven


Dallas
Joe DePinto
president, CEO
6,142

17.0e
12/31/08
Merchandise at 7-Eleven accounts for approximately 60% of total sales; gasoline accounts for the other 40%. Of 5,680 stores in the U.S. and 462 in Canada, all locations in Canada
and approximately 25% in the U.S. are corporate-owned, with the balance of the U.S. stores franchised. U.S. sales account for approximately 90% of the 2008 total, with Canadian
sales accounting for the other 10%.

12 H.E. Butt Grocery Co.




San Antonio
Charles C. Butt
chairman, CEO
310

15.0e
10/31/08
Store total includes 31 units in Mexico that account for an estimated 10% of sales.

13 Sobeys


Stellarton, Nova Scotia
Bill McEwan
president, CEO
1,353

14.9e (U.S.)
5/2/09
Sobeys operates 641 corporate stores, encompassing supermarkets, convenience stores, drug stores and fuel centers, and supplies 712 franchise stores.

14 Meijer


Grand Rapids, Mich.
Hank Meijer
CEO
185

13.7e
2/1/09

15 Metro


Montreal
Eric La Fleche
president, CEO
767

11.3a (U.S.)
9/27/08
Metro operates 423 corporate stores that account for 82% of total sales; it also supplies 344 franchised stores, including 154 supermarkets and 190 drug stores.

16 Wakefern Food Corp.




Keasbey, N.J.
Joseph S. Colalillo
chairman, CEO
62

10.6a
9/27/08
Wakefern supplies products to three Top 75 companies — Foodarama, Village Super Market and Inserra Supermarkets — and volume from those companies is included in the sales
totals for Wakefern as well as for each of those companies individually. Of Wakefern’s 62 corporate stores, 26 operate under the ShopRite banner and 36 under the PriceRite banner;
the company declined to indicate what percentage of total sales come from the corporate stores.

17 BJ’s Wholesale Club




Natick, Mass.
Laura Sen
president, CEO
177

10.1e
1/31/09
Sen is scheduled to succeed Herb Zarkin as CEO of BJ’s on Feb. 1, 2009; Zarkin will continue as chairman. Groceries, encompassing food and sundries, account for approximately
75% of BJ’s total sales.

18 A&P


Montvale, N.J.
Eric Claus
president, CEO
445

9.6e
2/28/09

19 Dollar General Corp.




Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Rick Dreiling
CEO
8,308

9.5e
1/30/09
Consumables, including groceries, refrigerated foods and HBC products, account for approximately 66.5% of total sales. Store base includes 57 Dollar General Markets that feature
fresh produce and meat, which are not offered at Dollar General Stores.

20 Giant Eagle


Pittsburgh
David Shapira
chairman, president, CEO
369

8.0e
6/30/09
Volume encompasses sales from 159 corporate supermarkets; 60 independently owned and operated supermarkets that use the Giant Eagle name; and 150 corporate-owned GetGo
fuel and convenience stores.

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21 Whole Foods Market




Austin, Texas
John Mackey
chairman, CEO
278

8.0a
9/28/08
Results include sales from six stores in the United Kingdom (one Whole Foods, five units of Fresh & Wild).

22 Winn-Dixie Stores


Jacksonville, Fla.
Peter Lynch
chairman, president, CEO
522

7.4e
6/24/09

23 Trader Joe’s Market




Monrovia, Calif.
Dan Bain
chairman, CEO
326

7.2e
6/30/09
Trader Joe’s is wholly owned by the Albrecht family of Germany.

24 Associated Wholesale Grocers




Kansas City, Kan.
Gary Phillips
president, CEO
70

7.0e
12/27/08
Corporate stores at AWG account for 8% of total sales.

25 Aldi


Batavia, Ill.
Charles Youngstrom
president
991

6.2e
12/31/08
Aldi is the U.S. subsidiary of Aldi Group, Muelheim, Germany.

26 Hy-Vee Food Stores




West Des Moines, Iowa
Ric Jurgens
chairman, president, CEO
224

6.2a
9/30/08
Hy-Vee operates 200 supermarkets and 24 drug stores.

27 Wawa


Wawa, Pa.
Howard Stoeckel
president, CEO
570

5.7e
12/31/08
Merchandise and services account for an estimated 50% of Wawa’s total sales.

28 Save Mart Supermarkets




Modesto, Calif.
Robert M. Piccinini
chairman, CEO
245

5.1e
12/28/08

29 Wegmans Food Markets




Rochester, N.Y.
Danny Wegman
CEO
72

4.8e
12/31/08

30 Nash Finch Co.




Minneapolis
Alec Covington
president, CEO
56

4.7e
1/3/09
Corporate stores at Nash Finch account for 13% of total sales.

31 Albertsons LLC


Boise, Idaho
Robert Miller
CEO
258

4.5e
2/26/09

32 Unified Grocers


Los Angeles
Al Plamann
president, CEO
0

4.1a
9/27/08

33 WinCo Foods


Boise, Idaho
Steven L. Goddard
president, CEO
64

4.0e
3/28/09

34 Roundy’s Supermarkets


Milwaukee
Robert A. Mariano
chairman, CEO
152

3.9e
1/3/09

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35 Harris Teeter


Matthews, N.C.
Fred Morganthall
president
176

3.7a
9/28/08
Harris Teeter is a division of Ruddick Corp., Charlotte, N.C., and accounts for approximately 92% of Ruddick’s total sales.

36 Stater Bros. Markets




San Bernardino, Calif.
Jack Brown
chairman, CEO
165

3.7a
9/28/08

37 United Natural Foods


Dayville, Conn.
Steven L. Spinner
president, CEO
13 3.7e
8/1/09
Corporate stores at United Natural Foods account for 1.5% of total sales. The company is scheduled to move its headquarters to Providence, R.I., in May.

38 Raley’s Supermarkets


West Sacramento, Calif.
William Coyne
president, CEO
133

3.4e
6/27/09

39 Price Chopper Supermarkets




Schenectady, N.Y.
Neil Golub
president, CEO
119

3.3e
4/27/09

40 Ingles Markets


Asheville, N.C.
Robert P. Ingle II
chairman
197

3.2a
9/27/08

41 Overwaitea Food Group




Langley, British Columbia
Steve van der Leest
president
117

3.1e (U.S.)
12/31/08
Overwaitea Food Group is a division of the Jim Pattison Co., a diversified company involved in several different businesses, of which food retailing reportedly has the largest share.
Overwaitea operates stores under several banners, including 74 Save-On Foods, 16 Overwaitea Foods, 14 Cooper’s Foods, nine PriceSmart Foods, three Urban Fare and one Bulkley
Valley Wholesale.

42 Alex Lee Inc.




Hickory, N.C.
Boyd George
chairman, CEO
109

2.9e
9/27/08
Sales at Alex Lee include $1.3 billion from Lowes Food Stores and the balance from two corporate-owned wholesale businesses (Merchants Distributors Inc. and Institution Food
House).

43 Demoulas Market Basket




Tewksbury, Mass.
Arthur T. Demoulas
president, CEO
59

2.8e
1/3/09

44 Bi-Lo


Mauldin, S.C.
Randall Onstead
chairman, interim CEO
222

2.7e
1/3/09

45 Grocers Supply Co.




Houston
Max Levit
president
62

2.7e
12/31/08
Grocers Supply Co. acquired 37 units from Minyard Food Stores, Coppell, Texas, in late September and sold 26 of them to 14 different retail customers; the other 11 became corporate
stores under the Fiesta banner. GSC declined to indicate what percentage of total sales are done by corporate stores.

46 Associated Wholesalers Inc.




Robesonia, Pa.
J. Chris Michael
president, CEO
9

2.6e
7/31/09
Corporate stores at AWI account for 2% of total sales.

47 Houchens Industries


Bowling Green, Ky.
Jimmie Gipson
chairman, CEO
470

2.5e
9/30/08
Houchens operates 170 conventional supermarkets under several banners — including Houchens, Food Giant, IGA, IGA Crossroads, Piggly Wiggly, Mad Butcher and Buehler Buy-Low;
215 Save-A-Lot stores; and 85 convenience stores — which combined to account for approximately 75% of total corporate sales. Houchens’ other revenue sources include manufac-
turing, recycling and foodservice.

48 Schnuck Markets


St. Louis
Scott Schnuck
chairman, CEO
105

2.5e
9/28/08

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49 Spartan Stores
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Dennis Eidson
president, CEO
84

2.5e
3/28/09
Corporate stores at Spartan account for 52% of total sales. The company recently completed the acquisition of 17 VG Food & Pharmacy stores, which will add an estimated $150
million of annual consolidated sales to its base.

50 Weis Markets
Sunbury, Pa.
Dave Hepfinger
president, CEO
155

2.4e
12/27/08

51 Smart & Final




Los Angeles
George Golleher
chairman, CEO
283

2.3e
12/28/08
Smart & Final operates 197 warehouse stores, including 13 in Mexico, 50 Cash & Carry stores and 36 farmers’ market-style stores (28 Henry’s and eight Sun Markets).

52 Brookshire Grocery Co.




Tyler, Texas
Bradley W. Brookshire
chairman
156

2.2e
9/30/08

53 Bashas’


Chandler, Ariz.
Eddie N. Basha Jr.
chairman, CEO
162

2.0e
1/3/09

54 K-VA-T Food Stores




Abingdon, Va.
Steve Smith
chairman, president, CEO
102

1.8e
12/31/08

55 Tops Markets


Williamsville, N.Y.
Frank Curci
president, CEO
76

1.75e
12/27/08
Tops operates 71 corporate stores and franchises five locations.

56 Associated Food Stores




Salt Lake City
Rich Parkinson
president, CEO
23

1.7e
3/28/09
Corporate stores at Associated Food Stores account for 25% of total sales.

57 Central Grocers Cooperative




Franklin Park, Ill.
Jim Denges
president, CEO
29

1.6e
8/1/09
Central Grocers declined to indicate what percentage of total sales are done by corporate stores. The company signed a transition agreement with Certified Grocers Midwest,
Hodgkins, Ill., in late May that will enable it — beginning in spring 2009 — to take over an estimated 80% of Certified’s volume, amounting to approximately $450 million on an
annualized basis.

58 Big Y Foods
Springfield, Mass.
Donald D’Amour
chairman, CEO
58

1.4e
12/31/08
Big Y operates 57 conventional stores and one fine wine, liquor and gourmet food store called Table & Vine.

59 Foodarama


Freehold, N.J.
Richard Saker
president, CEO
27

1.3e
11/1/08

60 99 Cents Only Stores




Commerce, Calif.
Eric Schiffer
CEO
277

1.3e
3/28/09
Consumables at 99 Cents Only Stores account for approximately 55% of total sales. There was a possibility the company would sell its 48 Texas stores — which account for annual
sales of $120 million — before the end of its fiscal year.

61 Marsh Supermarkets


Indianapolis
Frank Lazaran
chairman, president, CEO
104

1.3e
3/31/09
Sales total includes volume from four catering venues.

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62 United Supermarkets


Lubbock, Texas
Gantt & Matt Bumstead
co-presidents
49

1.3e
1/31/09

63 Affiliated Foods Midwest




Norfolk, Neb.
Martin Arter
president
0

1.25e
6/27/09

64 Bozzuto’s


Cheshire, Conn.
Michael Bozzuto
chairman, president
6

1.2a
9/27/08
Corporate stores at Bozzuto’s account for less than 1% of total sales. Since Sept. 20, 2008, Bozzuto’s has been supplying Big Y Foods’ 58 stores, which is expected to boost
the wholesaler’s volume by $550 million in fiscal 2009.

65 Brookshire Brothers


Lufkin, Texas
Jerry Johnson
president, CEO
103

1.2e
4/25/09
Brookshire Brothers operates 74 supermarkets and 29 convenience stores. Convenience stores account for 15% of total sales.

66 Penn Traffic Co.




Syracuse, N.Y.
Gregory J. Young
president, CEO
91

1.2e
2/7/09
As 2008 ended, Penn Traffic sold its wholesale business segment, amounting to about $210 million, to C&S Wholesale Grocers. That segment served as a wholesaler to ap-
proximately 120 supermarkets, encompassing approximately 55 licensed independent operators and about 65 other independents.

67 Village Super Market


Springfield, N.J.
James Sumas
chairman
25

1.2e
7/25/09

68 Affiliated Foods


Amarillo, Texas
George Lankford
president
0

1.1e
9/27/08

69 Inserra Supermarkets


Mahwah, N.J.
Lawrence R. Inserra
chairman, CEO
21

1.05e
12/26/08

70 Bruno’s Supermarkets


Birmingham, Ala.
Kent Moore
president, CEO
66

1.0e
12/31/08

71 URM Stores


Spokane, Wash.
Dean Sonenberg
president, CEO
21

1.0e
7/31/09
Corporate stores at URM account for 30% of total sales. The company also supplies 130 supermarkets and 180 convenience stores.

72 Fareway Stores


Boone, Iowa
Fred Greiner
president, COO
94

0.90e
10/31/08

73 King Kullen Grocery Co.




Bethpage, N.Y. Ronald Conklin, co-chairmen
Bernard D. Kennedy, 53

0.90e
9/26/09
King Kullen operates 49 supermarkets and four Wild by Nature natural food stores.

74 Haggen Inc.


Bellingham, Wash.
Dale C. Henley
president, CEO
34

0.87e
12/27/08
Haggen operates 33 supermarkets and one freestanding pharmacy.

75 Woodman’s Markets
Janesville, Wis.
Phil Woodman
president
12

0.86e
9/27/08

Additional notes: IGA, a Chicago-based voluntary network of independent grocers, accounted for 2008 sales of approximately $23.2 billion from 6,200 stores worldwide,
including approximately $7.5 billion from 1,200 stores in the U.S. and $15.7 billion from 5,000 stores in 35 countries, including Canada. IGA also has licenses for stores in 11
other countries outside North America.

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