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Forbes has an interesting piece about 10 major retailers - companies that generate as much or more revenue as Kohl's, Gap and Starbucks - that many people simply do not know. Among them:

Delhaize America with sales of $19.2 billion; HEB, $15 billion; Meijer, $14.3 billion; Giant Eagle, $6.8 billion; and Hy-Vee, $6.2 billion.

Also of note - the Army Air Force Exchange, ranked fifth on the list with sales of almost $10 billion, and described thus: “Active and retired Army and Air Force personnel get discounts and cheap shipping through this century-old secondary retailer, which sells through catalogs and military base locations. Bigger than A&P, Limited Brands and Nordstrom.”
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