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The RL 100

The RL100 is Retail Leader's look at the world's most significant companies operating in the retail industry based on their annual revenues.

Target's BIG Bet

Target Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell knows how to make hard choices. He joined the retailer in August 2014 and by January 2015 Target said it would exit Canada and book a $5.4 billion loss. Six months later, Cornell sold Target's pharmacy business for $1.9 billion to CVS Health.

Photography by Vito Palmisano

The Borden Dairy Co. had to make a decision. It was expanding its drinkable yogurt distribution far beyond the initial sales region of Southern California.

Clockwise from top left: Safeway; Kroger's Turkey Hill Market; Walmart Neighborhood Market; Harris Teeter; CVS Minute Clinic; Wal

Photography by Vito Palmisano John Compton, the CEO of PepsiCo Americas Foods & Global Snacks Group, knows where PepsiCo's power comes from: 19 product lines each producing more than $1 billion in retail sales annually. Each brand in itself is a powerhouse – Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Quaker, T

Walmart U.S.

Photography by Vito Palmisano

We've devoted our cover feature to honor four executives–from three banners–who we feel exemplify the best of the best, retail's top CEOs. At Kroger, David Dillon has leveraged a focus on customer-centered innovation to industry-leading growth.

Hy-Vee's Edeker: Outstanding Outreach As only the fourth chairman/CEO in Hy-Vee's history, Randy Edeker is maintaining and improving the chain's customer outreach programs. CEO OF THE YEAR
Randy Edeker

Top-notch foodservice options are one of the ways Bristol Farms distinguishes itself. Bristol Farms prides itself on moving quickly—but just quickly enough. It finds and develops new products with aplomb, but only as lo

Photography by Vito Palmisano

As the economy stumbles out of recession, CPG retailers are trying to make sense of new opportunities–and pitfalls. • Which consumer behaviors are likely to persist beyond the recession? How are retailers betting on the future with market moves?

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