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Most profitable supermarket chain stores in the United States as of 2017, by revenue

In 2017, Kroger was by far the most profitable supermarket chain store in the United States, with a revenue of approximately 115 billion U.S. dollars. Albertsons, which was the second most profitable chain store that year, earned roughly 60 billion U.S. dollars in revenue.

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In 2019, Kroger was also the leading supermarket in terms of the number of stores the company operated. Kroger accounted for over 2,600 stores within the United States that year. Royal Ahold/Delhaize USA stood in fourth place with just under 2,000 stores in the country. In terms of retail, the leading company in the world was Walmart, which generated retail sales of up to 530 billion U.S. dollars in 2018. Other major players on the list included, Costco and Kroger.

The Kroger Co.

The Kroger Company, founded and headquartered in Ohio, United States, generated about 60 billion U.S. dollars through non-perishable items, the company’s largest category in 2018. Additionally, the company made a considerable amount of its sales revenue through its perishable, fuel, and pharmacy segments.

Top 10 most profitable supermarket chain stores in the United States as of 2017, by revenue

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December 2017


United States

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