May 23, 2022

Reference: Fast Facts: The Top 100 Fastest Growing Retailers in the U.S. During 2011

Released today by the National Retail Federation in STORES magazine.

Direct to Rankings: Fastest Growing Retailers in the U.S. (STORES Hot 100)

From the Article that Accompanies the Rankings:

Three of the hottest areas in retailing right now are groceries, the result of food price inflation and contraction among supermarket operators; trendy fashion, thanks to a nascent — if halting — recovery in consumer apparel spending; and the intersection of e-commerce and telecommunications,
mostly because this is the 21st century.

Exhibit A among food retailers is Sprouts Farmers Market, which tops the 2012 edition of the STORES Hot 100 Retailers. Sprouts is joined by Lowe’s Market Place in the Top 10 of this year’s hottest retailers, and is one of nearly 20 supermarket chains on the Hot 100 chart. Also included are Kroger, the nation’s largest operator of traditional supermarkets; national chains Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s and Aldi; and regional giants Publix and H-E-B.

There is also a trio of clothing retailers in the Top 10, starting with Michael Kors at No. 3, just ahead of Lululemon Athletica and Under Armour.

Read the Complete Article

See Also: The Fastest Growing Restaurants in America (via Business Insider)

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