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Walgreen Company (Walgreens)

With a growth strategy that embraces new technology and acquisitions, Walgreens is firmly positioned to remain a top retailer and is increasing its presence globally. Although the company's workforce includes a huge part-time component, its continued growth means there will still be many employment opportunities with Walgreens for years to come. With shifts in technology and with the integration of companies that are acquired, the question is where these... Read more about Walgreen Company (Walgreens)
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Walmart

Walmart operates stores in 27 countries and employs more than 2 million people. The company services approximately 200 million customers every week. In 2012, the company generated revenues of $444 billion and added 1,160 stores occupying 52.2 million additional square feet. Sam’s Club showed strong growth in 2012, with same store sales growing by 8.4%. The company continues to focus on its goal of "always low prices." The company's revenues are approximately 59.5% from Walmart U.S.... Read more about Walmart
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Weis Markets Inc.

Weis Markets, Inc. is a regional grocery retailer with stores in five states, mostly in the Northeast. The company’s average store footprint is approximately 50,000 square feet and the majority of its stores are over 45,000 square feet. In addition to its store locations, Weis Markets owns two distribution facilities in Pennsylvania, as well as meat and milk processing facilities and an ice cream manufacturing facility. The company’s... Read more about Weis Markets Inc.
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West Marine Products Inc. (West Marine Products)

West Marine Products is a leading specialty retailer serving people who enjoy recreating on or around the water. The company markets a wide variety of boating and water recreation products through stores in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, as well as online. In 2013, West Marine Products employed over 3,700 people and generated approximately $663 million. The company employs a large number of people seasonally. April through August has historically been the company... Read more about West Marine Products Inc. (West Marine Products)
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Whole Foods Market Inc. (Whole Foods Market)

Whole Foods Market is the leading retailer of natural and organic foods. The company was also the first national “Certified Organic” grocer in the U.S. Whole Foods Market’s mission is to promote the vitality and well-being of all individuals by supplying the highest quality, most wholesome foods available. The company has been instrumental in the growth of the nationwide organic food movement. In 2013, Whole Foods... Read more about Whole Foods Market Inc. (Whole Foods Market)
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Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (Wolverine World Wide)

Wolverine World Wide is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a wide variety of casual footwear and apparel, performance outdoor and athletic footwear and apparel, children’s footwear, industrial work boots and apparel, and uniform shoes and boots. The company operates three distinct business units: Lifestyle Group, Performance Group and Heritage Group. In 2013, Wolverine World Wide employed over 7,200 people and generated approximately $2.7 billion in annual revenues. Read more about Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (Wolverine World Wide)
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Yankee Candle Company

Yankee Candle is the most-recognized, best-selling brand in the candle industry. The company offers candle products with more than 440 fragrances, a variety of scented products, and other candle accessories sold through its stores in 46 states. A typical Yankee Candle Store carries about 3,700 stock-keeping units (SKUs) of candle products. The majority of Yankee Candle’s products are made by master candlemakers at the company’s Massachusetts manufacturing facilities. Its... Read more about Yankee Candle Company
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Zale Corporation (Zale)

Zale is one of the top retailers of fine jewelry in the U.S. The company operates retail stores under six different brands and three business units. The company's business units are: Fine Jewelry, Kiosk Jewelry and Other. In 2012, the company generated revenues of over $1.8 billion, with the Fine Jewelry business accounting for approximately $1.6 billion, over 86% of the total revenues.  Zale has over 12,500 employees. Read more about Zale Corporation (Zale)
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Zumiez Inc.

Zumiez is a leading retailer specializing in lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories centered around skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, motocross and bicycle motocross (“BMX”). Consistent with its lifestyle brand strategy, Zumiez has a travelling tour to a dozen cities where it has stores each year called the Couch Tour. Entry to the tour is free and it usually provides entertainment from live bands, professional skateboarding demos, and a competition featuring... Read more about Zumiez Inc.
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