Only Home Depot and Lowe’s amongst the top 50 retailers


Amongst the top 50 global retailers there are only two pure DIY store operators: Home Depot and Lowe's, the number one and number two in the USA and the world. In the ranking of figures forecasted for 2017, which has been drawn up by the management consultant company Kantar, Home Depot (forecasted annual sales: USD 97.662 bn) lands at position eight, Lowe's stands at rang 17 (USD 68.491 bn). Unchallenged at the top of the ranking is Wal-Mart with forecasted global retail sales to the amount of USD 511.366 bn. That is more than three and a half times as much made by Amazon in second place.