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The Best American Superstores 

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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.
list ordered by
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AutoZone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Superstores
Retail
Sells: Auto Parts
2
Barnes & Noble is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Superstores
Retail, Bookstore, Hobby
3
Bass Pro Shops is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Superstores
Retail
Business: Hunting/Fishing/Camping
4
Bed Bath & Beyond is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Superstores
Retail, Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
Sells: Furniture, Housewares
5
Books-A-Million is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Superstores
Retail, Bookstore, Hobby
Sells: Books, Music, Videos
6
CarMax is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Superstores
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
Sells: Used Cars
7
Dick's Sporting Goods is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Superstores
Retail, Bookstore, Hobby
Sells: Sporting Goods
8
f.y.e. Superstores is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Superstores
f.y.e. Superstores
Sells: Music, Videos
9
Fry's is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Superstores
Fry's
Sells: Electronics, General Merchandise
10
Gander Mountain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Superstores
Retail, Bookstore, Hobby
Sells: Hunting/Fishing/Camping
11
Kohl's is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Superstores
Department store, Retail
Business: Clothing
12
Kroger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Superstores
Supermarket, Retail
Sells: Groceries, General Merchandise
13
Meijer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Superstores
Supermarket
Sells: Groceries, General Merchandise
14
Office Depot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Superstores
Retail, Bookstore, Hobby
Business: Office Supplies
15
OfficeMax is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Superstores
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers, Office supplies, Retail
Business: Office Supplies
16
Safeway is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Superstores
Retail
Sells: Groceries
17
Sears Holdings is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Superstores
Department store, Retail
18
Staples Inc. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Superstores
Retail, Bookstore, Hobby
Business: Office Supplies
19
SuperValu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Superstores
Retail, Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
20
Target is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Superstores
Sells: Groceries, General Merchandise
21
The Home Depot is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Superstores
The Home Depot
Sells: Hardware
22
Toys "R" Us is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Superstores
Retail
Sells: Toys & Games
23
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Superstores
Department store, Retail, Variety Stores
Sells: Groceries, General Merchandise
24
Whole Foods Market is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Superstores
Supermarket
Sells: Groceries, emphasizing "natural" and organic products