When reading about the financial prowess of the retail segment and its major players, the sheer magnitude of the numbers can be daunting. Millions, billion, trillions, all of these numbers can lose their meaning, and leave you wondering what it all means.
To put these number in perspective, for the second straight year RIS ranked the top 100 publically traded retailers on not just total revenue, but rather on the percentage of market share they control. This gives the results a little more context on which to compare the individual companies.
Our research partner, Gary A. Williams, CEO, wRatings examined more than 300 publicly traded global retailers and calculated their share of the retail market. For this ranking, the retail market is the sum of the revenue for all the retailers examined, valued at around $3.2 trillion, an increase of more than $230 billion. The resulting list is a who’s who of the global retail marketplace ranked on their economic might.
The full listing of 100 retailers can he viewed here. Below is a look at the top 5 finishers.