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Rankings show H-E-B not just biggest Texas retailer, but a national contender

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The National Retail Federation has released its annual list of the Top 100 Retailers, and a Texas favorite is charging into the top 20.

Step aside “Here Everything’s Better” … now it’s “Here Everything’s Bigger.”

San Antonio-based H-E-B is No. 20 on the list with 2017 retail sales of $21.94 billion — and they did it with 330 stores. Only Apple managed higher sales with fewer stores.

H-E-B is a far piece from competing with the retailers atop the list (No. 1 WalMart, $374.80 billion; 2. Kroger, $115.89 billion; 3. Amazon, $102.96 billion), but they are within striking distance of national brands Aldi, Macy’s and Dollar General. H-E-B spent the last couple years at No. 21 on the list.

The list appears in the NRF magazine Stores. The “annual compendium” ranks “the industry’s largest companies according to sales.”

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