Why the Full Top 100 List Looks a Little Different This Year
When comparing this year’s list to last year, we’ve implemented a few changes, which impacted overall rankings when comparing year-over-year. For this year’s rankings, we’ve pulled out all the retailers that were not North America-based. This move eliminated five retailers from the 2023 list, including two which generally make the Top 10: JD.com and Alibaba Group. The five eliminated retailers included four from China and one from Japan because, while these companies trade on a U.S.-based stock exchange, they don’t operate stores there. Additionally, we deleted the restaurant chains category. These changes did not impact the top five retailers on this year’s list. Still, the removal of JD.com and Alibaba Group left room for home improvement retailer Lowe’s and convenience retailer Alimentation Couche-Tard to step up to the limelight, notching the No. 9 and No. 10 spots of the top 10 retailers. Click here for the entire “Top 100 Retailers in 2023” list.