publicly available data for the companies’ fiscal year 2005 (ended July 1, 2005-June 30, 2006). The report
also provides an outlook for the global economy; an analysis of market capitalization in the industry; and a
discussion of major challenges facing today’s retailers.
- Although the global economy has begun to show some signs of stress, fiscal 2005 proved to be another healthy year for the
of $2.84 trillion. Year-over-year growth, based on this year’s list of companies only, proved even more robust, with an 8.8%
increase over the group’s prior-year sales of $2.76 trillion.
- The ten largest retailers continue to capture market share.
or 29.4% of total Top 250 retail sales. This represents a robust 11.7% gain over their 2004 results, mostly as the result
of continued strong organic growth.
- The Africa/Middle East region has five companies among the Top 250. All are based in South Africa. Metcash Trading
- Although international sales are becoming increasingly important to many large retailers’ growth strategies, foreign
from 12.6% in 2000.
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