Two Idaho retailers rank in nation's Top 100

I just stumbled across this list of 100 retail "power players" in the U.S., put together by a National Retail Federation magazine.

Two companies headquartered in Boise made the list.

WinCo Foods is No. 78. According to the list, WinCo had $4.6 billion in U.S. sales last year, 6.1 percent growth over its 2010 sales; and 80 stores nationwide, or 2.6 percent more than in 2010.

Albertsons is No. 82 on the list. It had $4.1 billion in U.S. sales last year, a 5 percent decline over 2010; and 211 stores, or 4.5 percent fewer than in 2010.

Only 1 of 2

Afraid Albertsons is no longer an Idaho company. It was bought by SuperValu (Minnesota) in 2006, which is why the number of Albertsons employees in Boise has declined to about half the numbers since the purchase.

Supervalu is on there, too

Albertsons LLC is a separate business that continues to operate Albertsons stores — in states that don't include Idaho.

Might want to check your numbers

One store would do well over $4 MILLION in sales per year.

Yep

Thanks, changing.

CARL SAGAN IN REVERSE

Millions and millions...

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You fry wants with that?

Millions $(000)

Someone missed the $(000) part of the sales figure description. I also think it is kind of strange that they list Albertsons separately from SUPERVALU and as a Boise company. Good for Winco. Up to $4.6 billion in sales.

Thanks for noticing that

Albertsons LLC is a separate company from Supervalu. It doesn't operate the Albertsons stores in Idaho but has Albertsons in other states.

Just a guess...

This is probably Albertsons, LLC, the company that took the stores Supervalu didn't want (mostly DFW, No. Cal. and FL). The number of stores is about right.

Ah ha, that explains it ...

I know someone in FL who says Albertson's prices are competitive with other stores. I couldn't figure out why they're so expensive here, but if they have different ownership, I guess that would explain that.