The world’s 10 best retail brands

1. Walmart

Walmart

Walmart is one of the world’s largest retail brands and tops the list. The report states that the company serves its customers and club members more than 200 million times per week at more than 8,000 retail units under 53 different banners in 15 countries. Brand value: $38,320 million Brand rating: AA Enterprise value: $155,189 million Market capital: 24.7%

2. Amazon

Amazon.com

The e-commerce giant, Amazon is recognized as the world’s number one online retailer. The report states that the company sells three times as much as its nearest rivals, has the wide strange of products as well as the fastest delivery times and often charges the lowest price. Brand value: $28,665 million Brand rating: AA+ Enterprise value: $94,398 million Market capital: 30.4%

3. Tesco

Tesco

 UK-based grocery and general merchandising retail chain, Tesco is listed in the fourth spot. The report states that with operations in 14countries, employing over492,000 people and serving millions of customers every week. Brand value: $20,051 million Brand rating: AAA-Enterprise value: $65,520millionMarket capital: 33.1%

4. The Home Depot

The Home Depot

The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer and is at number three. The report states that the store inventory consists of up to 40,000 different kinds of building materials, home improvement supplies, appliances and lawn and garden products. Brand value: $20,902 million Brand rating: AA-Enterprise value: $62,521millionMarket capital: 32.4%

5. Target

Target

 Target is a popular discount chain in the United States and is ranked at number five. The report states that Target operates nearly 1,750 stores in 49 states, including more than 240 Super Target stores that include an upscale grocery shopping experience. Brand value: $15,267 million Brand rating: AA Enterprise value: $52,484 million Market capital: 29.1%

6. IKEA

IKEA

 The home furnishing company, IKEA is a fully integrated supply chain and follows at number six. The report states that since its foundation in 1943, the IKEA Group has grown into a global retail brand with 127,000 co-workers in 41 countries generating annual sales of more than 23.1 billion Euros and serving 626 million visitors in2010.Brand value: $15,211 million Brand rating: AA-

7. Walgreens

Walgreens

 Walgreens, the largest drug store chain in the United States service offerings include retail, mail and online pharmacy, in-store take-care clinics. The report states that the company has 244,000employees and 8,046 locations as of 2010.Brand value: $11,564 million Brand rating: AA-Enterprise value: $31,447 million Market capital: 36.8%

8. Sam’s Club

CVS

Sam’s Club is a leading retail store which treats its customers with superior products and services. The report states that the company has 47 million members, employs around 100,000 people and operates around 600 retail locations, where members save an average of 30% over traditional retailers. Brand value: $11,517 million Brand rating: AA-Enterprise value: $31,014 million Market capital: 37.1%

9. CVS

CVS

 CVS pharmacy is one of the leading retail brands in the world which is known for its innovative features and deals with over-the-counter drugs, vitamins and supplements, among other products. Brand value: $9,421 million Brand rating: AA-Enterprise value: $50,587millionMarket capital: 18.6%

10. ASDA

 ASDA is a British supermarket chain offering food, clothing, general merchandise, toys and financial services. The report states that the company has been named Britain’s Favourite Supermarket of the year at The Grocer Gold Awards the Oscars of the food and drink industry as well as being crowned Best Priced Supermarket for the 14thyear running. Brand value: $9,406 million Brand rating: AA-Enterprise value: $23,278 million Market capital: 40.4%

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