top 10 biggest hypermarket chains

Top 10 Biggest Hypermarket Chains in the World

Shopping preferences can differ. Some people value and prefer having nearby smaller stores “right around the corner” and are willing to accept the limited range of products such shops tend to offer. Others, on the other hand, prefer to take care of their shopping needs in one single store. Hypermarkets represent such “all-in-one” stores.

Hypermarkets are big box stores with selling areas of usually well over 5,000 sq meters / 50,000 sq feet. Like the smaller supermarkets, they offer customers a full range of groceries. However, unlike supermarkets, hypermarket chains additionally offer various non-food items to buy. It provides you with almost anything you need in your household.

The following ranking lists the Top 10 biggest hypermarket chains in the world based on the number of locations each chain has.

Note: Only hypermarket chains are counted for the ranking. Chains of convenience stores, supermarkets, specialty stores, online stores, and other types of retail businesses are not part of the ranking.

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The 10 Biggest Hypermarket Chains in the World

top 10 biggest hypermarket chains

1. Walmart

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2. Target


3. Kaufland


4. Carrefour


5. Costco


6. E. Leclerc


7. Sam’s Club


8. Metro


9. RT-Mart


10. Auchan


The Top 10 Biggest Hypermarket Chains in the World

(as of 2022)

Top 10 Biggest Hypermarket Chains in the World:
1. WALMART
Number of hypermarkets worldwide: ~4,500
2. TARGET
Number of hypermarkets worldwide: ~1,900
3. KAUFLAND
Number of hypermarkets worldwide: ~1,400
4. CARREFOUR
Number of hypermarkets worldwide: ~1,200
5. COSTCO
Number of hypermarkets worldwide: ~830
6. E. LECLERC
Number of hypermarkets worldwide: ~790
7. SAM’S CLUB
Number of hypermarkets worldwide: ~600
8. METRO
Number of hypermarkets worldwide: ~560
9. RT-MART
Number of hypermarkets worldwide: ~490
10. AUCHAN
Number of hypermarkets worldwide: ~460

Top 10 biggest hypermarket chains in the world based on the number of hypermarket store locations a chain has. Only hypermarket chains and hypermarket stores are counted for the ranking. Convenience stores, supermarkets, specialty stores, online stores, and other types of retail businesses are not part of the ranking.


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