Top 50 retailers in the United States in 2016

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Did frugal beat out trendy? Did Dollar Tree and Aldi sell more than Nordstrom and Whole Foods?

Which companies had the best raw sales figures in the United States in a year? Was it grocery stores, consumer electronics, restaurants or clothing stores?

The National Retail Federation's Stores magazine published its list of top retailers' sales in the United States during 2016, and there are some familiar names at the top.

Find out which company had the best sales figures in the United States in 2016, and compare with 2015's list.

50. Wendy's

Headquarters: Dublin, Ohio 2016 retail sales: $8.975 billion
(Credit: AP / Michael Dwyer)

Headquarters: Dublin, Ohio
2016 retail sales: $8.975 billion
2016 stores : 5,739
2015 ranking: 47

49. Giant Eagle

Headquarters: O'Hara Township, Pa. 2016 retail sales: $9.024
(Credit: AP / Tony Dejak)

Headquarters: O'Hara Township, Pa.
2016 retail sales: $9.024 billion
2016 stores : 424
2015 ranking: 62

48. Good Neighbor Pharmacy

Headquarters: Chesterbrook, Pa. 2016 retail sales: $9.207 billion
(Credit: PRNewsFoto / Good Neighbor Pharmacy)

Headquarters: Chesterbrook, Pa.
2016 retail sales: $9.207 billion
2016 stores: 2,753
2015 ranking: 72

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47. Hy-Vee

Headquarters: West Des Moines, Iowa 2016 retail sales:
(Credit: AP / Nati Harnik)

Headquarters: West Des Moines, Iowa
2016 retail sales: $9.239 billion
2016 stores: 242
2015 ranking: 50

46. YUM! Brands, including Taco Bell

Headquarters: Louisville, Ky. 2016 retail sales: $9.432 billion
(Credit: AP / Gerald Herbert)

Headquarters: Louisville, Ky.
2016 retail sales: $9.432 billion
2016 stores: 17,504
2015 ranking: 24

45. Health Mart Systems

Headquarters: Omaha, Neb. 2016 retail sales: $9.950 billion
(Credit: Lamar via Flickr (CC BY-SA) )

Headquarters: Omaha, Neb.
2016 retail sales: $9.950 billion
2016 stores: 4,745
2015 ranking: 48

44. Bi-Lo including Winn-Dixie

Headquarters: Jacksonville, Fla. 2016 retail sales: $10.612 billion
(Credit: Getty Images / Joe Raedle)

Headquarters: Jacksonville, Fla.
2016 retail sales: $10.612 billion
2016 stores: 731
2015 ranking: 46

43. Menard

Headquarters: Eau Claire, Wis. 2016 retail sales: $10.659
(Credit: Getty Images / Tim Boyle)

Headquarters: Eau Claire, Wis.
2016 retail sales: $10.659 billion
2016 stores: 305
2015 ranking: 45

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42. Burger King Worldwide

Headquarters: Miami 2016 retail sales: $10.702 billion 2016
(Credit: AP / Nick Ut)

Headquarters: Miami
2016 retail sales: $10.702 billion
2016 stores: 8,121
2015 ranking: 44

41. L Brands, including Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works

Headquarters: Columbus, Ohio 2016 retail sales: $11.361 billion
(Credit: AP / Rogelio V. Solis)

Headquarters: Columbus, Ohio
2016 retail sales: $11.361 billion
2016 stores: 2,755
2015 ranking: 43

40. SuperValu, including Cub Foods

Headquarters: Eden Prairie, Minn. 2016 retail sales: $11.526
(Credit: Newsmakers / Tim Boyle)

Headquarters: Eden Prairie, Minn.
2016 retail sales: $11.526 billion
2016 stores: 1,588
2015 ranking: 42

39. Bed Bath & Beyond

Headquarters: Union, N.J. 2016 retail sales: $12.008 billion
(Credit: AP / James A. Finley)

Headquarters: Union, N.J.
2016 retail sales: $12.008 billion
2016 stores: 1,490
2015 ranking: 41

38. Gap

Headquarters: San Francisco 2016 retail sales: $12.373 billion
(Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar)

Headquarters: San Francisco
2016 retail sales: $12.373 billion
2016 stores: 2,387
2015 ranking: 38

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37. JCPenney

Headquarters: Plano, Texas 2016 retail sales: $12.471 billion
(Credit: AP / Mark Lennihan)

Headquarters: Plano, Texas
2016 retail sales: $12.471 billion
2016 stores: 1,006
2015 ranking: 39

36. BJ's Wholesale Club

Headquarters: Westborough, Mass. 2016 retail sales: $12.502 billion
(Credit: AP / Steven Senne)

Headquarters: Westborough, Mass.
2016 retail sales: $12.502 billion
2016 stores: 214
2015 ranking: 32

35. Ross Dress for Less

Headquarters: Pleasanton, Calif. 2016 retail sales: $12.864 billion
(Credit: Getty Images / Justin Sullivan)

Headquarters: Pleasanton, Calif.
2016 retail sales: $12.864 billion
2016 stores: 1,532
2015 ranking: 40

34. AT&T Wireless

Headquarters: Dallas 2016 retail sales: $13.435 billion 2016
(Credit: AP / Matt Rourke)

Headquarters: Dallas
2016 retail sales: $13.435 billion
2016 stores: 2,004
2015 ranking: 37

33. Subway

Headquarters: Milford, Conn. 2016 retail sales: $13.945 billion
(Credit: AP / Jeff Roberson)

Headquarters: Milford, Conn.
2016 retail sales: $13.945 billion
2016 stores: 26,932
2015 ranking: 36

32. Nordstrom

Headquarters: Seattle 2016 retail sales: $14.265 billion 2016
(Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar)

Headquarters: Seattle
2016 retail sales: $14.265 billion
2016 stores: 336
2015 ranking: 34

31. 7-Eleven

Headquarters: Dallas 2016 retail sales: $14.323 billion 2016
(Credit: Getty Images / Scott Olson)

Headquarters: Dallas
2016 retail sales: $14.323 billion
2016 stores: 4,745
2015 ranking: 35

30. Whole Foods Market

Headquarters: Austin, Texas 2016 retail sales: $15.011 billion
(Credit: AP / Julie Jacobson)

Headquarters: Austin, Texas
2016 retail sales: $15.011 billion
2016 stores: 432
2015 ranking: 31

29. Starbucks

Headquarters: Seattle 2016 retail sales: $15.775 billion 2016
(Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar)

Headquarters: Seattle
2016 retail sales: $15.775 billion
2016 stores: 13,172
2015 ranking: 33

28. Ace Hardware

Headquarters: Oak Brook, Ill. 2016 retail sales: $15.833
(Credit: AP / David Zalubowski)

Headquarters: Oak Brook, Ill.
2016 retail sales: $15.833 billion
2016 stores: 4,363
2015 ranking: 30

27. Wakefern, including ShopRite

Headquarters: Keasbey, N.J. 2016 retail sales: $16 billion
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Headquarters: Keasbey, N.J.
2016 retail sales: $16 billion
2016 stores: 4,745
2015 ranking: 353

26. Meijer

Headquarters: Grand Rapids, Mich. 2016 retail sales: $16.711
(Credit: AP / Paul Sancya)

Headquarters: Grand Rapids, Mich.
2016 retail sales: $16.711 billion
2016 stores: 231
2015 ranking: 28

25. Verizon Wireless

Headquarters: New York 2016 retail sales: $17.515 billion
(Credit: AP / Bebeto Matthews)

Headquarters: New York
2016 retail sales: $17.515 billion
2016 stores: 6,839
2015 ranking: 27

24. Kohl's

Headquarters: Menomonee Falls, Wis. 2016 retail sales: $18.752
(Credit: AP / Wilfredo Lee)

Headquarters: Menomonee Falls, Wis.
2016 retail sales: $18.752 billion
2016 stores: 1,169
2015 ranking: 25

23. Sears

Headquarters: Hoffman Estates, Ill. 2016 retail sales: $19.2
(Credit: AP / Alan Diaz)

Headquarters: Hoffman Estates, Ill.
2016 retail sales: $19.2 billion
2016 stores: 1,370
2015 ranking: 20

22. Dollar Tree

Headquarters: Chesapeake, Va. 2016 retail sales: $20.449 billion
(Credit: AP / Lenny Ignelzi)

Headquarters: Chesapeake, Va.
2016 retail sales: $20.449 billion
2016 stores: 14,108
2015 ranking: 23

21. H-E-B Grocery

Headquarters: San Antonio, Texas 2016 retail sales: $21.145
(Credit: Will C. Fry via Flickr (CC BY-SA) )

Headquarters: San Antonio, Texas
2016 retail sales: $21.145 billion
2016 stores: 321
2015 ranking: 21

20. Dollar General

Headquarters: Goodlettsville, Tenn. 2015 retail sales: $21.987 billion
(Credit: AP / Eric Gay)

Headquarters: Goodlettsville, Tenn.
2015 retail sales: $21.987 billion
2016 stores: 13,322
2015 ranking: 22

19. Aldi

Headquarters: Batavia, Ill. 2016 retail sales: $23.491 billion
(Credit: AP / Elise Amendola)

Headquarters: Batavia, Ill.
2016 retail sales: $23.491 billion
2016 stores: 2,084
2015 ranking: 19

18. TJX Cos., including T.J.Maxx

Headquarters: Framingham, Mass. 2016 retail sales: $25.367 billion
(Credit: AP / John Raoux)

Headquarters: Framingham, Mass.
2016 retail sales: $25.367 billion
2016 stores: 2,777
2015 ranking: 18

17. Macy's

Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio 2016 retail sales: $25.7 billion
(Credit: AP / Bebeto Matthews)

Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio
2016 retail sales: $25.7 billion
2016 stores: 825
2015 ranking: 15

16. Rite Aid

Headquarters: Camp Hill, Pa. 2016 retail sales: $26.817
(Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar)

Headquarters: Camp Hill, Pa.
2016 retail sales: $26.817 billion
2016 stores: 4,536
2015 ranking: 16

15. Publix Super Markets

Headquarters: Lakeland, Fla. 2016 retail sales: $33.376 billion
(Credit: AP / Scott Iskowitz)

Headquarters: Lakeland, Fla.
2016 retail sales: $33.376 billion
2016 stores: 1,348
2015 ranking: 14

14. Best Buy

Headquarters: Richfield, Minn. 2016 retail sales: $34.605 billion
(Credit: AP / John Raoux)

Headquarters: Richfield, Minn.
2016 retail sales: $34.605 billion
2016 stores: 1,360
2015 ranking: 12

13. Apple Store, iTunes

Headquarters: Cupertino, Calif. 2016 retail sales: $35.899 billion
(Credit: AP / Mark Lennihan)

Headquarters: Cupertino, Calif.
2016 retail sales: $35.899 billion
2016 stores: 270
2015 ranking: 13

12. McDonald's

Headquarters: Oak Brook, Ill. 2016 retail sales: $36.389
(Credit: AP / Keith Srakocic)

Headquarters: Oak Brook, Ill.
2016 retail sales: $36.389 billion
2016 stores: 14,155
2015 ranking: 11

11. Royal Ahold Delhaize, including Stop & Shop

Headquarters: Carlisle, Pa. 2016 retail sales: $44.153 billion
(Credit: AP / Stephan Savoia)

Headquarters: Carlisle, Pa.
2016 retail sales: $44.153 billion
2016 stores: 1,990
2015 ranking: 26 (Delhaize America), 17 (Royal Ahold)

10. Albertsons

Headquarters: Boise, Idaho 2016 retail sales: $58.696 billion
(Credit: AP / Reed Saxon)

Headquarters: Boise, Idaho
2016 retail sales: $58.696 billion
2016 stores: 2,392
2015 ranking: 10

9. Lowe's

Headquarters: Mooresville, N.C. 2016 retail sales: $60.409 billion
(Credit: Getty Images / Justin Sullivan)

Headquarters: Mooresville, N.C.
2016 retail sales: $60.409 billion
2016 stores: 1,831
2015 ranking: 10

8. Target

Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minn. 2016 retail sales: $69.495 billion
(Credit: AP / Nati Harnik)

Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minn.
2016 retail sales: $69.495 billion
2016 stores: 1,802
2015 ranking: 6

7. Amazon.com

Headquarters: Seattle 2016 retail sales: $77.024 billion 2016
(Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt)

Headquarters: Seattle
2016 retail sales: $77.024 billion
2016 stores: 3
2015 ranking: 8

6. Walgreens Boots Alliance, including Walgreens

Headquarters: Deerfield, Ill. 2016 retail sales: $79.283 billion
(Credit: AP / Elise Amendola)

Headquarters: Deerfield, Ill.
2016 retail sales: $79.283 billion
2016 stores: 8,053
2015 ranking: 5

5. CVS Health

Headquarters: Woonsocket, R.I. 2016 retail sales: $81.482 billion
(Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar)

Headquarters: Woonsocket, R.I.
2016 retail sales: $81.482 billion
2016 stores: 9,769
2015 ranking: 7

4. The Home Depot

Headquarters: Atlanta 2016 retail sales: $85.086 billion 2016
(Credit: AP / Steven Senne)

Headquarters: Atlanta
2016 retail sales: $85.086 billion
2016 stores: 1,965
2015 ranking: 4

3. Costco

Headquarters: Issaquah, Wash. 2016 retail sales: $85.788 billion
(Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar)

Headquarters: Issaquah, Wash.
2016 retail sales: $85.788 billion
2016 stores: 497
2015 ranking: 3

2. The Kroger Co., including Kroger

Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio 2016 retail sales: $110.215 billion
(Credit: AP / Paul Sancya)

Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio
2016 retail sales: $110.215 billion
2016 stores: 3,825
2015 ranking: 2

1. Walmart Stores Inc.

Headquarters: Bentonville, Ark. 2016 retail sales: $362.815 billion
(Credit: AP / Tony Gutierrez)

Headquarters: Bentonville, Ark.
2016 retail sales: $362.815 billion
2016 stores: 5,284
2015 ranking: 1

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