Retail Numbers

Some interesting retail numbers from my archives:

Highest Single Store Revenues

Store City Year Sales (2010 $mm)
A. T. Stewart NYC 1873 217
Wanamaker Philadelphia 1902 442
Macy’s NYC 1906 403
Field’s Chicago 1906 610
Bon Marché Paris 1906 962
Macy’s NYC 1930 1,280
Hudson’s Detroit 1953 1,242
Field’s Chicago 1962 969
Hudson’s Northland 1962 538
Japanese stores Tokyo 1990s-2000s 2,500-3,000

(Data from Gary Hoover)

Growth of Wholesale Warehouse Clubs

Costco and Price Club (The Price Company) merged in 1993, eventually completely rebranding to Costco Wholesale.

Top Discount Store Chains 1968

Rank Company Store Names Store Count 1968 Revenue ($mm)
1 S.S. Kresge K Mart, Jupiter 356 1,310
2 Gibson Gibson’s 434 1,021
3 Spartans Industires FL Korvette 45 687
4 Interstate Stores White Front, Topps 86 581
5 Vornado Two Guys, Unimart 53 530
9 F.W. Woolworth Woolco 65 312
19 Dayton Target 11 175

Notice how Wal-Mart wasn’t even on the list. Yes, Wal-Mart started as the underdog. (Data from Gary Hoover)

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