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Table 1 Summary of the world’s largest supermarkets based on data sourced from Global Powers of Retailing [53]

From: Global supermarkets’ corporate social responsibility commitments to public health: a content analysis

FY2016 Retail revenue rank Name of company Dominant retail format Country of origin FY2016 Retail revenue (US$M)a Number of countries Number of supermarkets Main supermarket chain(s) Participate in the GRI Sustainability Disclosure Databaseb Type of report (as per GRI database) Fortune 500 company Title of reviewed report (year), and website link for non-GRI reports
1 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Hypermarket/ Supercentre/ Superstore US 485,873 29 11,700 Walmart, Sam’s, Club Massmart, Asda Yes GRI-G4 #1 Global responsibility report (2017)
3 The Kroger Co. Supermarket US 115,337 1 2796 Kroger, Ralphs, Dillons, Smith’s Yes Non-GRI #18 Sustainability report (2017)
8 Aldi Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG Discount Store Germany 84,923 17 10,132 Aldi Yes North: Non-GRI; South: GRI-G4 Aldi North Group: Sustainability report (2015), Aldi South Group: International corporate responsibility report (2015)
9 Carrefour S.A. Hypermarket/ Supercentre/ Superstore France 84,131 34 11,935 Carrefour, Champion Yes GRI-G4 Annual activity and responsible commitment report (2016)
11 Tesco PLC Hypermarket/ Supercentre/ Superstore UK 72,390 8 6809 Tesco Yes Non-GRI Annual report and financial statements (2017), Little Helps Plan (2017)
14 Ahold Delhaize Supermarket Netherlands 68,950 11 6556 Delhaize, Albert Heijn Food Lion, Hannaford Yes GRI-G4 Supplementary report on sustainable retailing performance (2016), Annual report (2016)
17 Albertson’s Companies, Inc. Supermarket US 59,678 1 2300 Albertsons, Safeway Tom Thumb No #49 Sustainability update (2016) https://www.albertsons.com/our-company/social-responsibility/
18 Auchan Holding SA Hypermarket/ Supercentre/ Superstore France 57,219 14 3778 Auchan, Jumbo Alcampo, Simply, Market Yes Non-GRI CSR section of the 2016 management report (2016)
21 Wesfarmers Limited Supermarket Australia 47,690 4 801 Coles Yes GRI-G4 Sustainability report (2017)
22 Rewe Group Supermarket Germany 44,641 11 14,728 Rewe, Penny, Adeg Yes GRI-G4 Sustainability report (2015/16)
23 Woolworths Limited Supermarket Australia 40,773 3 1179 Woolworths, Countdown Yes GRI-G4 Corporate responsibility strategy 2020 (2017), Annual report (2017), Corporate social responsibility report (2017)
24 Casino Guichard-Perrachon S.A. Hypermarket/ Supercentre/ Superstore France 39,856 27 12,969 Casino, Franprix Leader Price, Libertad Pão de Açúcar No Annual and corporate social responsibility performance report (2016) https://www.groupe-casino.fr/en/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/06/RA-2016-GB.pdf
29 Publix Super Markets, Inc. Supermarket US 34,274 1 1182 Publix Yes Non-GRI #85 Sustainability report (2017)
30 Loblaw Companies Limited Hypermarket/ Supercentre/ Superstore Canada 34,235 6 2300 Loblaws, Zehrs, Provigo Yes Non-GRI Corporate social responsibility report (2016)
31 J Sainsbury plc Supermarket UK 34,048 2 1200 Sainsbury’s Yes Non-GRI 20 × 20 sustainability plan (2014), Annual report and financial statements (2017)
39 Migros-Genossenschafts Bund Hypermarket/ Supercentre/ Superstore Switzerland 24,152 3 685 Migros Yes GRI-G4 Annual report (2016)
40 Lotte Shopping Co., Ltd. Hypermarket/ Supercentre/ Superstore South Korea 23,991 6 886 Lotte Mart Yes GRI-G4 Annual report (2016), Sustainability report (2014)
43 Coop Group Supermarket Switzerland 28,744 7 2295 Coop, Sapori d’Italia The Karma, shop Yes Cites GRI Sustainability progress report (2016)
47 Mercadona, S.A. Supermarket Spain 21,905 2 1574 Mercadona No Satisfying “The Boss” Annual report (2015) https://info.mercadona.es/en/who-we-are/press-hall/annual-reports
48 Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC Supermarket UK 21,744 1 491 Morrisons Yes Non-GRI Corporate responsibility report (2016/17)
53 Empire Company Limited Supermarket Canada 18,065 1 1500 Sobeys No Annual report (2016) https://www.empireco.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Empire-AR-2016_ENG-FINAL-SEDAR.pdf
59 Whole Foods Market, Inc. Supermarket US 15,724 3 481 Whole Foods, Market Yes Non-GRI #176 Green mission report (2012)
64 Cencosud S.A. Supermarket Chile 14,525 5 384 Jumbo, Gbarbosa Santa Isabel, Wong, Metro Yes Non-GRI Annual memory (2016)
67 Marks and Spencer Group plc Department store/ Supermarket UK 13,837 50 1025 Marks and, Spencer Yes GRI-G4 Plan A report (2017), Plan A 2025 commitments (2017)
70 John Lewis Partnership plc Department store/ Supermarket UK 13,361 6 352 Waitrose Yes Non-GRI Sustainability report (2016), Annual report and accounts (2017)
78 Conad Consorzio Nazionale, Dettaglianti Soc. Coop. a.r.l. Supermarket Italy 12,345 2 2673 Conad, Margherita, Todis, Sapori &, Dintorni No Annual report (2015) https://en.calameo.com/read/001456897077b0490e97a
80 ICA Gruppen AB Supermarket Sweden 11,824 5 1300 ICA, Rimi Yes GRI-G4 Sustainability report: Jan-March, Apr-June, Jul-Sept (2017), Annual report (2017)
85 Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited Supermarket Hong Kong 11,201 11 6548 Wellcome, Yonghui, Cold Storage, Jasons, Marketplace Giant No Annual report (2016) https://www.dairyfarmgroup.com/en-US/Investors/Financial-Reports
88 S Group Supermarket Finland 10,835 5 1633 S Market, Prisma, Alepa, Sale Yes GRI-G4 Responsibility report (2016)
94 Shoprite Holdings Ltd. Supermarket South Africa 10,340 15 2689 Shoprite, Usave, Checkers Yes Non-GRI Integrated report (2017)
99 Hy-Vee, Inc. Supermarket US 9800 1 245 Hy-Vee No Corporate citizenship report (2017) https://www.hy-vee.com/corporate/our-company/corporate-citizenship-report