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Sales growth of the fastest-growing food retailers in the U.S. 2014-2019

Between 2014 and 2019, was by far the fast-growing U.S. food and grocery retailer with a compound annual growth rate of approximately 50 percent. Dollar Tree and Albertsons Cos. each experienced sales growth of about 25 percent over the course of those five years.

Leading U.S. food and grocery retailers

While has experienced the most sales growth in recent years, the company is still far from the largest food and grocery retailer in the United States. With food and grocery retail sales of up to 30 billion U.S. dollars, ranked 11th in 2019. Making over 270 billion U.S. dollars, Walmart was easily the top retailer in the country that year.


Standing in tenth place in terms of sales in 2019, Aldi was likewise one of the biggest food and grocery retailers in the United States. While the German supermarket chain is most prevalent in Germany, the company has experienced considerable growth in the United States over the past few years. Between 2015 and 2019, the number of stores in the country had increased by an estimated 400. In 2018, almost a third of Americans between the ages of 30 and 49 also stated they regularly shopped at Aldi.

Sales growth of the fastest-growing food and grocery retailers in the United States from 2014 to 2019*

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Release date

July 2019


United States

Survey time period

2014 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Compound annual growth rate (CAGR).

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