What's your favorite retailer? I mean, I could spend a day in Costco or Target, let's be real. Neither of them are considered "the world's best" though. Costco was named ONE of the best, but not THE best - it came in fifth actually.

To put it into perspective for you, Costco's total company revenue was $234-billion, while the number one retailer is triple that!

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This is actually the second year in a row that this retailer was crowned the world's best. Yes, not just the best in Minnesota. Not the best in the US. The best globally. This blew my mind, not going to lie.

So, what does it take to be named the world's best retailer?

According to the report, shoppers repeatedly said in 2023 that they needed more convenience from retailers, and the brands that focused on convenience were successful.

Let's take a peek at the top 10 and the stores home country:

10. Ikea (Netherlands)
9. The Home Depot (USA)
8. Seven & I (Japan)
7. Carrefour (France)
6. Ahold Delhaize (Netherlands)
5. Costco (USA)
4. Aldi (Germany)
3. Schwarz Group (Germany)
2. Amazon.com (USA)

Talk about representation for the U-S-of-A taking 4 of the top 10 spots.

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Now that you know all of those, do you think you know the number one best retailer in the world? Sorry, it's too much fun to have you guess.

If you guessed Walmart, you nailed it! Say what you want about Walmart, they're obviously crushing it with a total company revenue of $628.6-BILLION! WOW!

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Continuing its reign as the world’s largest retailer, Walmart maintained its top ranking with a robust online marketplace and a range of new financial resources for shoppers, according to NRF. Additionally, the retailer’s Walmart+ media platform continues to expand outside the U.S.

Also See: If you Hear Code Brown at a Minnesota Walmart, Leave Immediately.

These new tools, which have been particularly effective in Mexico and Chile, make online shopping accessible for lower-income shoppers and offer them new ways to manage their budgets.

Way to go, Walmart. I'm impressed!

Also, back to my title. Can you believe that there are 68 Walmart locations in Minnesota?! Other than Blaine, Rochester is the only city with two. Click here to see Walmart's Minnesota Store Directory. 

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