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15 fastest-growing retailers in America

Last updated on: July 13, 2012 08:39 IST

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The National Retail Federation in the United States has put together a list of the top 100 fastest-growing retailers in America, topped out by Amazon, which grew by a 42 per cent in sales last year, according to the Business Insider.

Let's take a look at the 15 fastest-growing retailers in the United States.

Source: Business Insider

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Image: Let's take a look at the 15 fastest-growing retailers in the United States.
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Amazon

Sales growth in 2011: 42.5 per cent

Worldwide retail sales in 2011: $47.7 billion

Number of stores: Online only

Headquarters: Seattle, Washington

Rank in the US: 1

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Image: An Amazon warehouse in Scotland.
Photographs: Russell Cheyne/Reuters
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Verizon Wireless

Sales growth in 2011: 37.1 per cent

Worldwide retail sales in 2011: $11 billion

Number of stores: 2,330

Headquarters: Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Rank in the US: 2

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Image: A Verizon Wireless store in New York.
Photographs: Mike Segar/Reuters
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Apple Stores/iTunes

Sales growth in 2011: 36.9 per cent

Worldwide retail sales in 2011: $18.4 billion

Number of stores: 245

Headquarters: Cupertino, California

Rank in the US: 3

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Image: People walk by the Apple Store in the Eaton Centre shopping mall in Toronto.
Photographs: Mark Blinch/Reuters
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AT&T Wireless

Sales growth in 2011: 30 per cent

Worldwide retail sales in 2011: $6.5 billion

Number of stores: 2,300

Headquarters: Dallas, Texas

Rank in the US: 4

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Image: AT&T mobile phones at a RadioShack electronics store in Los Angeles.
Photographs: Danny Moloshok/Reuters
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7-Eleven

Sales growth in 2011: 19.1 per cent

Worldwide retail sales in 2011: $62.7 billion

Number of stores: 7,779

Headquarters: Dallas, Texas

Rank in the US: 5

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Image: A customer at a 7-Eleven convenience store.
Photographs: Yuriko Nakao/Reuters
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Dick's Sporting Goods

Sales growth in 2011: 18.1 per cent

Worldwide retail sales in 2011: $5.2 billion

Number of stores: 561

Headquarters: Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

Rank in the US: 6

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Image: A woman packages footballs in Ada, Ohio.
Photographs: Matt Sullivan/Reuters

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Alimentation Couche-Tard

Sales growth in 2011: 16.6 per cent

Worldwide retail sales in 2011: $6.9 billion

Number of stores: 4,050

Headquarters: Tempe, Arizona

Rank in the US: 7

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Image: People walk past Couche-Tard store in Quebec City, Canada.
Photographs: Mathieu Belanger/Reuters
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Tractor Supply Company

Sales growth in 2011: 16.3 per cent

Worldwide retail sales in 2011: $4.2 billion

Number of stores: 1,085

Headquarters: Brentwood, Tennessee

Rank in the US: 8

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Image: Litto Sanchez sets up rows for the planting of tomatoes in Oneonta, Alabama.
Photographs: Marvin Gentry/Reuters
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Dollar General

Sales growth in 2011: 13.6 per cent

Worldwide retail sales in 2011: $14.8 billion

Number of stores: 9,937

Headquarters: Goodlettsville, Tennessee

Rank in the US: 9

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Image: Dollar General has 9,937 stores.
Photographs: Albert Gea/Reuters

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Chick-fil-A

Sales growth in 2011: 13.1 per cent

Worldwide retail sales in 2011: $4 billion

Number of stores: 1,615

Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

Rank in the US: 10

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Image: A Chick-fil-A in Anderson, South Carolina.
Photographs: Eric Thayer/Reuters
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Nordstrom

Sales growth in 2011: 12.7 per cent

Worldwide retail sales in 2011: $10.5 billion

Number of stores: 225

Headquarters: Seattle, Washington

Rank in the US: 11

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Image: People walk past the Nordstrom Rack store in New York's Union Square.
Photographs: Chip East/Reuters
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Dollar Tree

Sales growth in 2011: 12.5 per cent

Worldwide retail sales in 2011: $6.6 billion

Number of stores: 4,252

Headquarters: Chesapeake, Virgina

Rank in the US: 12

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Image: Shoppers enter a Dollar Tree store in Arvada, Colorado.
Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters
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Whole Foods Market

Sales growth in 2011: 12.1 per cent

Worldwide retail sales in 2011: $10.1 billion

Number of stores: 311

Headquarters: Austin, Texas

Rank in the US: 13

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Image: A Whole Foods Market in La Jolla California.
Photographs: Mike Blake/Reuters
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H-E-B

Sales growth in 2011: 11.9 per cent

Worldwide retail sales in 2011: $18 billion

Number of stores: 308

Headquarters: San Antonio, Texas

Rank in the US: 14

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Image: H-E-B has 308 stores.
Photographs: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

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Wegmans Food Markets

Sales growth in 2011: 10.7 per cent

Worldwide retail sales in 2011: $6.2 billion

Number of stores: 78

Headquarters: Rochester, New York

Rank in the US: 15


Image: Wegmans Food Markets has 78 stores. Photo is for representation purpose only.
Photographs: Jacob Slaton/Reuters

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