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Top 50 retailers in the United States in 2016

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: PRNewsFoto / Good Neighbor Pharmacy

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

47. Hy-Vee

Headquarters: West Des Moines, Iowa 2016 retail sales:
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Tim Boyle

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

42. Burger King Worldwide

Headquarters: Miami 2016 retail sales: $10.702 billion 2016
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar

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

37. JCPenney

Headquarters: Plano, Texas 2016 retail sales: $12.471 billion
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: AP / Tony Gutierrez

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

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