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Costco Wholesale Corp. (Costco)

Costco is the largest membership warehouse club in the U.S. In 2012, the company employed over 174,000 people worldwide and generated $97.0 billion in revenues. A typical Costco store averages 143,000 square feet of retail space, and its stores operate seven days a week. Although the company operates stores in seven countries, the majority of its locations are within the U.S. At the end of its 2012 fiscal year, Costco had approximately 67 million...
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Fred’s, Inc. (Fred’s)

Fred's is a retailer of discount general merchandise with stores in 15 states, mostly in the southeastern U.S. The company's typical store carries more than 12,000 products, including national brands and the company's own private label products. Its product lines focus on consumable items consumers purchase often.   In 2012, Fred's employed over 9,500 people and generated revenues of approximately $1.9 billion.
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Meijer, Inc. (Meijer)

Meijer is a leading retailer with stores in five Midwestern states. About half of the company's stores are in Michigan, with additional locations in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. The company is ranked 15th on Forbes list of America’s Largest Companies and is often given credit for creating the modern supercenter concept. In 2012, Meijer employed over 60,000 people and generated revenues of approximately $14.8 billion. 
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Sam’s Club

Sam's Club is a business unit of Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (Walmart). It operates one of the largest chains of membership warehouse clubs in the U.S., with stores in 47 states and Puerto Rico. In 2012, Sam's Club brought in approximately $56.4 billion in revenues, which was roughly 12% of Walmart's total annual revenues. The company has approximately 47 million members. The Sam's Club store footprint averages 133,000 square feet and its...
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Target Corporation (Target)

Target is a major discount retailer, with stores in 49 states, Washington D.C. and Canada. It operates three business units, U.S. Retail, U.S. Credit Card and Canadian. In 2012, Target generated revenues of approximately $73.3 billion and employed over 361,000 employees. In December 2012, Target said the company will open 16 new stores in 2013.
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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....
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