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These are the 20 biggest retailers in America

Monday August 13 th 2018

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  • America’s biggest retailers bring in billions of dollars in sales each year.
  • A recent ranking in the National Retail Federation’s Stores magazine looked at the top 100 biggest retailers based on sales.
  • Walmart, Kroger, and Amazon took the top three spots in the ranking, which used data from Kantar Consulting.
  • The top 100 retailers have hardly changed over the past several years, with the exception of Amazon climbing up the list.

It’s no surprise that Walmart and Amazon are two of the biggest retailers in America right now.

A recent ranking in the National Retail Federation’s Stores magazine used sales data from Kantar Consulting to take a look at the top 100 retailers in America. It found that the biggest retail companies, based on sales, were Walmart, Kroger, and Amazon, with Costco and Home Depot rounding out the top five.

According to Stores magazine, the list of the top 100 retailers has changed very little over the past several years. The biggest change in the top 10 has been Amazon climbing up the list, ranking third this year compared to seventh last year.

These are the top 20 retailers in America, based on 2017 sales:

20. H-E-B Grocery: $21.94 billion

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19. Dollar General: $23.47 billion


18. Macy’s: $24.76 billion

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17. Aldi: $25.86 billion

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16. TJX Companies: $27.40 billion

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15. Publix Supermarkets: $34.56 billion


14. McDonald’s: $37.64 billion


13. Best Buy: $38.59 billion

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12. Apple Stores/iTunes: $38.60 billion

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11. Royal Ahold Delhaize USA: $43.20 billion


10. Albertsons Companies: $59.72 billion

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9. Lowe’s Companies: $63.13 billion

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8. Target: $71.88 billion

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7. CVS Heath Corporation: $779.54 billion

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6. Walgreens Boots Alliance: $82.75 billion

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5. The Home Depot: $91.91 billion

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4. Costco: $93.08 billion

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3. Amazon: $102.96 billion

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2. The Kroger Co.: $115.89 billion

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1. Walmart: $374.80 billion

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/C O R R E C T I O N — Moviebook/

In the news release, Moviebook Completes $1.975B Financing, Setting a New Record Among Chinese Video Tech Startups, issued on Aug. 13, 2018 by Moviebook over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the in the headline and the first paragraph, the financing should be “$197.5 million” rather than “$1.975B” as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:

Moviebook Completes $197.5 Million Financing, Setting a New Record Among Chinese Video Tech Startups

BEIJING, Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Moviebook, a leading visual technology company in China completed the D round financing of $197.5 million, setting a financing record in the field of artificial intelligence image production. The investors included SenseTime, SBCVC, OPG , PAC, Qianhai Wutong MA Fund, LanXESS, Ge Weidong and other investment institutions and strategic partners. Moviebook also signed an exclusive strategic cooperation agreement with SenseTime, whereby the two parties will carry out in-depth cooperation on the underlying AI technologies such as augmented reality and video analysis to jointly build a commercial channel for AI technology that is geared towards the large entertainment industry.

Ji Xiaochen, founder and CEO of Moviebook, said that the funds raised in this round will be used for the optimization, research and development of intelligent imaging technology, application and expansion of AI+ large entertainment industry and building up and improvement of talent team. As a strategic investor, SenseTime will provide comprehensive support for the underlying AI algorithms such as augmented reality and video analysis to develop in-depth cooperation and build up a strategic partnership in a vertical business domain based on Moviebook. As the largest industrial “marriage” in the field of artificial intelligence, the cooperation between Moviebook and SenseTime will accelerate the industrial ecological layout of the two parties and create a new era enabled by AI Technology.

As the representative of the current round of financing for Moviebook, SenseTime Co-Founder and Head of Strategic Investment, Xu Bing said that there were huge video data in the broadcasting and TV and Internet video industries, and new business scenarios will emerge due to the breakthroughs in new technologies such as video analysis and augmented reality.  The combination of SenseTime and Moviebook in the field of large entertainment will seize these new market opportunities as quickly as possible and promote the technological upgrading of the entertainment industry.

Dr. Hua Ping, Managing Partner of Softbank China, said that artificial intelligence is setting off the fourth wave of scientific and technological revolution in the history of human development, and China has become one of the fastest growing countries in the global AI field. In light of such historical opportunities, it is very important to quickly complete the integration of the AI technology and the industry. As a benchmark enterprise that promotes the rapid landing of artificial intelligence technology in China, Moviebook allows us to see the grand vision of technology development. We hope that Moviebook will play a more leading role in promoting the development of artificial intelligence technology.

As a leader in computer vision and the largest intelligent image production technology company in China, Moviebook has created a new business model for visual technology. As the intelligent video production platform with the largest traffic volume, the highest number of active users and the largest coverage of resources in the vertical field of Internet video, it continues to lead the industry and its market share continues to rank the first. With the first-mover advantage in technology and commercial exploration, Moviebook has become one of the most successful companies in the commercialization of artificial intelligence.

The founding team of Moviebook came from the world’s leading computer vision technology development and research institutions. With more than ten years of experience in international and domestic intelligent imaging projects, it has more than 100 independent intellectual property rights and has won numerous technical awards in various industries at home and abroad. As a technology innovation enterprise, Moviebook has a clear application scene at the beginning of its creation. The core platform products have taken the lead in realizing the “production, study and research”, promoting industrial automation, standardization and intelligent upgrading. In 2017, Moviebook completed the accumulation of 446 million seconds of engineering processing. It has provided technical services to hundreds of customers, nearly a thousand brands and 150,000 video content, achieving an industry penetration rate of over 70%. It also masters the core data of the video structured vertical field, making it the leading enterprise in the commercialization of domestic AI vision technology. Moviebook  shareholders include Advantech Capital, DT Capital, Eagles Fund, Caixin Video, four major securities companies and well-known industry funds, etc.

Moviebook has opened up and optimized the value chain, deepened the technology to enable the B-end service to the C-end T2B2C model to become a booster for market blowouts and industrial upgrades. Moviebook is dedicated to the development of video AI technology for intelligent image production. With technical advantages in pixel and sub-pixel computing, 3D reconstruction and 3D vision, fine-grained analysis and structuring of video content, Moviebook provides technical solutions and commercial services for all aspects of the industry chain such as content production and platform channels. Nowadays, Moviebook’s product line covers software and hardware such as video production, processing, distribution, and playback, and multi-dimensional mining of visual technology application value. Moviebook promotes the transformation of scientific research results and continuously expands commercial boundaries in the field of large entertainment, which promotes economic growth and prosperity throughout the industry.

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Cansel announces the launch of COBALT™ Graphics Distribution

VANCOUVER, Aug. 13, 2018 /CNW/ – Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, government and printing industries is excited to announce today the creation of COBALT Graphics Distribution, a new company focused on the graphics communications market. COBALT will operate as a national distributor of wide format, flexographic and offset products to the print communications market in Canada.

Cobalt Graphics Distribution (CNW Group/Cansel)

With the launch of COBALT, the Cansel Geospatial division will continue to distribute wide format products to their Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) customers while the new, independently run COBALT will retain the employees, suppliers and relationships that are focused in the reprographics, wholesale distribution and printing markets. The creation of the new company recognizes that customers in the printing industry have very different needs from Cansel’s historic customer base and allows flexibility and creativity to respond in a different way to this opportunity.  Armed with extensive experience and a passion for growth and innovation, the COBALT team will deliver the best equipment, supplies and service solutions possible to the Canadian printing market.

“I’m very happy to be able to announce today that we are bringing a whole new focus to the world of graphic communication with the launch of COBALT,” notes Stephen Fletcher, President, COBALT. “For years Cansel has been growing our wide format equipment, service and support business focused on servicing our AEC customers. After several key acquisitions, the time was right for us to develop a national organization focused on the world of visual and graphic print communication to service and support our rapidly growing non-traditional customer base.”

COBALT warehouses, service technicians and sales people will be located across the country. A new e-commerce platform is being launched as well as centralized order processing to ensure the best possible customer experience.


COBALT Graphics Distribution offers world class products, professional services and best in class technical support to the wide format, offset and flexographic printing markets. Uniquely positioned to help print service providers take the leap into new technology, materials and different sectors, COBALT stands to diversify and grow their customers business through innovation and proactive partnerships.

About Cansel

For over 50 years Cansel has helped organizations in the engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, manufacturing, printing, utilities, forestry, and government sectors to measure, analyze, design, and build more efficiently and profitably. Cansel’s national team of professionals combines software, hardware and services to provide tailored solutions to improve client’s workflow, from field to finish.