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50. Metro
Rank: 50 (Previous rank: 56)
CEO: Eckhard Cordes
Employees: 254,457
Address: Schlüterstrasse 1
Dsseldorf,   40235
Country: Germany
Website: www.metrogroup.de
  $ millions % change from 2007
Revenues 101,216.7 12.1
Profits 589.9 -47.8
Assets 47,016.8
Stockholders' equity 8,089.8
Profits as % of  
Revenues 0.6
Assets 1.3
Rank Company Global 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Carrefour 25 129,133.9
2 Metro 50 101,216.7
3 Tesco 56 94,300.4
4 CVS Caremark 63 87,471.9
5 Kroger 82 76,000.0
6 Walgreen 122 59,034.0
7 Groupe Auchan 126 57,792.1
8 Seven & I Holdings 129 56,107.1
9 AEON 140 51,944.6
10 Supervalu 169 44,564.0
11 Safeway 173 44,104.0
12 Woolworths 180 42,195.7
13 Royal Ahold 187 40,116.7
14 George Weston 254 32,360.6
15 J. Sainsbury 261 31,876.4
16 Wesfarmers 287 30,050.0
17 Alliance Boots 301 28,983.9
18 Delhaize Group 321 27,874.4
19 Rite Aid 337 26,289.5
20 William Morrison Supermarkets 344 25,908.7
21 Publix Super Markets 373 24,109.6
22 Migros 379 23,795.1
From the July 20, 2009 issue
Figures prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards.
Includes revenues from discontinued operations.
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Rank # of Global 500 Companies
U.S. 140
Japan 68
France 40
Company 2008 Number of Employees
Wal-Mart Stores 2,100,000
China National Petroleum 1,618,393
State Grid 1,537,000
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Gazprom $29,864
Royal Dutch Shell $26,277
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