The 10 Fastest-Growing Major Retail Chains in the 2014 Top 500

The web sales of the 159 store chains ranked in the 2014 Top 500 Guide® grew 16.7% last year, roughly equal to the growth of all e-commerce in the U.S. And while that growth rate was topped by the 21% growth of the 197 web-only merchants in the Top 500 Guide®, a closer look at individual e-retailers shows how major chains implementing aggressive web strategies are growing faster than the overall market and even faster than the pure-plays.

Company (Major* Retail Chain) 2014 Top 500 Rank Growth Rate
1. Dick's Sporting Goods 72

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2. AutoZone Inc. 108

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3. The Home Depot Inc. 16

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4. Costco Wholesale Corp. 14

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5. Lowe's Cos. Inc. 36

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6. Ascena Retail Group 89

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7. LuLuLemon Athletica Inc. 112

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8. Macy's Inc.  8

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9. Walmart.com  4

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10. Nordstrom Inc.  24

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Source: Internet Retailer 2014 Top 500 Guide® | *Major Retail Chain = Online sales in 2013 exceeding $250 million.

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Top 500 Facts
16.9%

Growth rate in 2013 U.S. e-commerce sales

17.1%

How much the Top 500 grew in 2013

250%

2013 e-commerce growth rate for NoMoreRack.com

20.3%

Amazon’s 2013 growth rate

Key Features

  • Sales Figures2013 web sales of the 500 largest U.S. e-retailers

  • Thorough Analysis263 total metrics per profiled e-retailer: financial, operations, performance and others

  • Comprehensive ScopeFeature articles spotlight all Top 500 trends

  • Industry Contacts2,272 online retailing executives

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