Convenience Retailers Among Forbes Top 50 Private Companies

Pilot Flying J, Love’s, Cumberland Farms top ranked in the industry

Pilot Flying J, Love’s, Cumberland Farms top ranked in the industry

NEW YORK -- The latest edition of Forbes Top 50 Private Companies shows most of the convenience store retailers on the list dropping a notch or two as computer-maker Dell jumped from nowhere on the list into the No. 3 position and H.J. Heinz debuted on the list at No. 26. The list order is based on estimated revenue for the past year.

Among c-store retailers on the list, embattled Pilot Flying J continues to rank the highest, coming in at No. 7 on the list, down from No. 6 in 2012, with $30.4 billion in revenue for the year.

Among the notable retailers on the list are:

COMPANY 2013 RANK 2012 RANK 2013 REVENUE
Pilot Flying J 7 6 $30.4 billion
Publix Super Markets 8 8 $27.5 billion
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores 9 9 $26.1 billion
HE Butt Grocery Co. 14 12 $20.0 billion
Cumberland Farms 18 30 $15.0 billion
Meijer 19 15 $15.0 billion
QuikTrip 30 26 $11.2 billion
Giant Eagle 33 29 $9.9 billion
Bi-Lo Holdings 35 33 $9.7 billion
RaceTrac Petroleum 39 36 $9.1 billion
Wawa 40 40 $9.0 billion
Mansfield Oil 41 54 $8.0 billion
Sinclair Oil 45 43 $7.7 billion
Hy-Vee 46 49 $7.6 billion