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3. Nash-Finch
Nash-Finch
Fortune 500 rank: 492
2008 revenue: $4.7 billion
2008 total shareholder return: 29.6%

The second-largest food wholesaler in the nation, which distributes to supermarkets and other outlets, reaped the rewards of people eating in more. Nash-Finch's sales rose 3.8% last year and shares jumped almost 30%.The company also serves as one of the distributors to the U.S. military and operates Midwest chains Sun Mart Foods and Econofoods.

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