The 10 largest retail chains of the world
• 10 largest retail chains of the world
250 largest retail chains in the world last year sold products worth 4, 35 trillion dollars. According to the report the firm Deloitte, to be in the list of top 250 largest trading companies in the world in 2014 revenues were to exceed 3, 7 billion dollars. It was possible to earn as much trading network, which took the last place in the ranking. And who has entered the top ten largest retail chains of the world?
Target - US retailer (the firm that sells retail), founded in 1902 in Minneapolis, currently has more than 200 stores in the US, Canada and Australia. Last year, sales of the network amounted to 72, 59 billion dollars, placing it on the 10 th place in the ranking of the largest retail chains in the world.
The American hypermarket chain The Home Depot with more than 47-year history with $ 78 billion of revenue Rated 9th place. Home Depot sells building materials and tools, as well as offering its customers equipment rental and professional repairs.
The German supermarket chain Aldi took 8 th place in the ranking. The company's turnover last year amounted to more than 81 billion dollars. Last year, the company's founder, Carl Albrecht died. He was considered the richest man in Germany, his fortune was estimated at 17, 2 billion euros.
The seventh place, with revenues of 86, $ 4 billion, took the German trading group Metro AG. Currently, the company employs nearly 280,000 workers in 2131 shopping facilities in 33 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. The best-known brands are of concern Macro, Media Markt and Saturn. Founded German billionaire Otto Beisheim in the 60s of the last century. "Der Spiegel" said the billionaire during the war he served in the Waffen-SS, which was confirmed also by representatives of the company and the group's press secretary tried to convince everyone that the Otto Beisheim in the army did not get any important titles. Two years ago, he committed suicide because of an incurable disease.
The sixth place in the ranking took Kroger - one of the largest grocery chains in the United States. Over the past year the company's revenue reached more than 98, $ 3 billion. This Network was founded in 1883 by Bernard Kroger, which has invested in all 372 dollars (the equivalent of today's $ 6,000) in the opening of its own store in one of the Cincinnati area.
Tesco network, which amounted to 98 parishes, 6 billion in 2014, took the 5th place in the ranking. However, recently the British network has serious problems. First, the leadership deceived investors using a very "creative" accounting rules. Second, income began to fall.
Schwarz. The German retail chain called Schwarz hardly know you. It turns out that under this name are hidden stores such as Lidl and Kaufland. And the owner of the network - this is one of the most mysterious businessmen in the world. Latest Photos by Dieter Schwarz for over 20 years! The company's revenues last year amounted to 98, $ 6 billion. In addition to Germany, the chain stores are present on 24 other markets, mainly in Europe.
French Carrefour, which has a network of stores in 33 countries around the world, was on the 3rd place in the ranking. Revenues of the network around the world over the past year amounted to 98, $ 7 billion.
Costco - $ 105 billion arrivals last year. Costco Wholesale Corporation, or Costco simply, it is the largest network in the US cash & carry stores, that have a wholesale shop for small businesses. However, there can shop and businesses subject to the availability of a club card fee. Last year, Costco profit amounted to $ 2 billion. This network, in addition to the United States, also operates in eight other markets.
US Wal-Mart turned out to be the undisputed champion of sales. Shops of this network is in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and in China, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, India and Japan, and in Europe only in the UK. In 2014, sales of the retail network totaled 476 billion dollars, and profits - 16, 7 billion dollars. In this giant network has more than 2, 2 million people. To attract customers and prompt them to buy more goods network uses discount coupons and various promotional promotional codes, such as promotional offers in Austin, giving the opportunity to purchase goods at a discount of up to 50 percent of its original cost.