Last Friday the Philadelphia Business Journal published the list of top companies in Philadelphia’s eight-county area selling groceries, health- and beauty-care products, general merchandise and tobacco products, as compiled by the Food Trade News. Here’s the list:

1. ShopRite – 43 stores with sales of $1.7 billion
2. Acme – 69; $1.57 billion
3. Giant – 47; $1.53 billion
4. Wawa – 280; $1.44 billion
5. Rite Aid – 252; $884.1 million
6. A&P (Super Fresh, Pathmark) – 40; $850.8 million
7. Wal-Mart – 37; $831.1
8. CVS – 187; $817 million
9. Genuardi’s – 28; $733.7 million
10. Target – 29; $534.3 million
11. Walgreens – 90; $480.9 million
12. BJ’s Wholesale Club – 12; $413.9 million
13. Wegmans – 6; $371 million
14. Save-A-Lot – 34; $258 million
15. Sam’s Club – 7; $238.2 million
16. Thriftway / Shop n Bag – 21; $230.5 million
17. Redner’s Warehouse Markets – 10; $222.7 million
18. KMart – 29; $210.9 million
19. 7-Eleven – 179; $201.3 million
20. Whole Foods – 8; $191.6 million

It’s interesting to note that the three major drug stores had 529 stores in 2011. The 10 supermarkets totaled 276 stores (from Wegmans with 6 to Acme with 69).

Here’s a link to the original compiler: Food Trade News

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