Leading retailers for edible groceries worldwide pre- and post-COVID-19 2020

According to recent data, American supermarket chain Walmart was the leading retailer worldwide for edible groceries both in the period before and after the coronavirus pandemic. During 2020 in the post-COVID-19 period, value of sales for edible groceries reached 253.5 billion U.S. dollars worldwide for Walmart. Walmart was followed by the German retail conglomerate Schwarz Group, which owns the discount retailer Lidl. The value of edible groceries sold by Schwarz Group grew by 7.2 percent between 2019 and 2020 post-COVID19, amounting to 103.7 billion U.S. dollars.

Leading retailers worldwide for edible groceries in 2019 and post-COVID-19 2020, based on sales value

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Release date

November 2020



Survey time period

November 18, 2020

Supplementary notes

* Aldi sales have been broken out by its two operating entities – Aldi Süd and Aldi Nord

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