Three dollar stores, led by Dollar General, showed impressive growth on a list of the top 100 retailers compiled by Stores Magazine and Kantar Retail, a research firm. Dollar General climbed seven spaces on the list to become the 28th largest retailer in the United States. Family Dollar rose nine spaces to reach the 45th position. And Dollar Tree jumped 15 spaces to become the 61st largest retailer.
The top five companies on the list, from the biggest down, were Wal-Mart, Kroger, Target, Walgreen, and Home Depot. The companies were ranked by sales volume.