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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.
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  • 1

    AutoZone

    Retail
    Sells: Auto Parts
  • 2

    Barnes and Noble

    Retail, Bookstore
  • 3
    Business: Hunting/Fishing/Camping
  • 4

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Retail, Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
    Sells: Furniture, Housewares
  • 5

    Books-A-Million

    Retail, Bookstore
    Sells: Books, Music, Videos
  • 6

    CarMax

    Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
    Sells: Used Cars
  • 7

    Dick's Sporting Goods

    Retail, Bookstore
    Sells: Sporting Goods
  • 8

    f.y.e. Superstores

    Sells: Music, Videos
  • 9

    Fry's

    Sells: Electronics, General Merchandise
  • 10

    Gander Mountain

    Retail, Bookstore
    Sells: Hunting/Fishing/Camping
  • 11

    Kohl's

    Department store, Retail
    Business: Clothing
  • 12

    Kroger

    Supermarket, Retail
    Sells: Groceries, General Merchandise
  • 13

    Meijer

    Supermarket
    Sells: Groceries, General Merchandise
  • 14

    Office Depot

    Retail, Bookstore
    Business: Office Supplies
  • 15

    OfficeMax

    Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers, Office supplies
    Business: Office Supplies
  • 16

    Safeway

    Retail
    Sells: Groceries
  • 17

    Sears Holdings

    Department store, Retail
  • 18

    Staples Inc.

    Retail, Bookstore
    Business: Office Supplies
  • 19

    SuperValu

    Retail, Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
  • 20
    Sells: Groceries, General Merchandise
  • 21

    The Home Depot

    Sells: Hardware
  • 22
    Sells: Toys & Games
  • 23

    Walmart

    Department store, Retail
    Sells: Groceries, General Merchandise
  • 24
    Sells: Groceries, emphasizing "natural" and organic products