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Feel like going shopping without spending an arm and a leg? This list of American superstores, including big-box stores and other similar retailers such as supercenters and megastores, can help. Superstores are generally much larger than normal retail establishments allowing the superstores to provide much more merchandise for sale throughout their floorspace. This list includes big box retailers that specialize in specific types of merchandise as well as those that sell general goods.

Superstores have often found themselves mired in controversy as they are largely considered "category killers" that render smaller retailers obsolete. Unions also dislike superstores as the employees are usually non-unionized. Despite these situations, superstores continue to spread and, at times, are even considered a benefit to their communities. So what is a superstore? A place like Walmart, Barnes and Noble and Target would all be considered a superstore or big-box outlet.

What are the best American super stores? Take a look here and see for yourself.
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AutoZone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Superstores
AutoZone Retail - Sells: Auto Parts

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Barnes & Noble is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Superstores
Barnes and Noble Retail, Bookstore, Hobby

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Bass Pro Shops is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Superstores
Bass Pro Shops Retail - Business: Hunting/Fishing/Camping

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Bed Bath & Beyond is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Superstores
Bed Bath & Beyond Retail, Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores - Sells: Furniture, Housewares

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Books-A-Million is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Superstores
Books-A-Million Retail, Bookstore, Hobby - Sells: Books, Music, Videos

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CarMax is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Superstores
CarMax Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers - Sells: Used Cars

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Dick's Sporting Goods is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Superstores
Dick's Sporting Goods Retail, Bookstore, Hobby - Sells: Sporting Goods

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f.y.e. Superstores is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Superstores
f.y.e. Superstores Sells: Music, Videos

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Fry's is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Superstores
Fry's Sells: Electronics, General Merchandise

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Gander Mountain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Superstores
Gander Mountain Retail, Bookstore, Hobby - Sells: Hunting/Fishing/Camping

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Kohl's is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Superstores
Kohl's Department store, Retail - Business: Clothing

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Kroger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Superstores
Kroger Supermarket, Retail - Sells: Groceries, General Merchandise

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Meijer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Superstores
Meijer Supermarket - Sells: Groceries, General Merchandise

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Office Depot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Superstores
Office Depot Retail, Bookstore, Hobby - Business: Office Supplies

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OfficeMax is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Superstores
OfficeMax Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers, Office supplies, Retail - Business: Office Supplies

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Safeway is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Superstores
Safeway Retail - Sells: Groceries

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Sears Holdings is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Superstores
Sears Holdings Department store, Retail

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Staples Inc. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Superstores
Staples Inc. Retail, Bookstore, Hobby - Business: Office Supplies

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SuperValu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Superstores
SuperValu Retail, Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers

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Target is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Superstores
Target Sells: Groceries, General Merchandise

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The Home Depot is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Superstores
The Home Depot Sells: Hardware

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Toys
Toys "R" Us Retail - Sells: Toys & Games

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Walmart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Superstores
Walmart Department store, Retail, Variety Stores - Sells: Groceries, General Merchandise

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Whole Foods Market is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Superstores
Whole Foods Market Supermarket - Sells: Groceries, emphasizing "natural" and organic products