With the merger announcement that Albertson’s & Safeway will become one under a new publicly traded entity, now is a good time to see where they will rank among the world’s largest. These store chains (and others like them) fall into a broader category that includes drug stores and some wholesalers in the food distribution chain.

The combined entity will likely make the top 10 with combined revenues of approximately $59 billion.

Looking at the leaders in the category, we find 2014 revenue as follows:

  • CVS Caremarkat – $139 ($ billion)
  • Kroger- $108
  • Tesco plc – $102
  • Carrefour – $99
  • Metro¬† AG – $85
  • Lidl Stiftung & Co – $83
  • Aldi- $81
  • Walgreen – $76
  • AEON – $64
  • Woolworths – $55