Wal-Mart Chief Rates Chain a 6 Out of 10
According to a page one story in Monday’s Women’s Wear Daily (WWD Monday, June 3, 2002), Lee Scott, president and chief executive officer, Wal-Mart, only gives the retailing giant a six rating out of ten on the performance scale.
WWD followed up on Wal-Mart’s humble self-assessment by asking analysts to rate other specialty, discount and department store retailers. Here is how they graded out.
|Abercrombie & Fitch||4.3|
|American Eagle Outfitters||4.0|
Moderator Comment: Who are your top 10 retailers (all channels) based on a rating scale of one to 10?
Here’s our highly subjective top 12 (we couldn’t get it down to ten).
- Target (mass operation only)
- Amazon.com and Kohl’s (tie)
- Trader Joe’s and Starbucks (tie)
- Casey’s General Stores
Honorable mentions: Ukrop’s, Thornton Oil, BJ’s Wholesale Clubs, Schnuck’s, Marsh Supermarkets, Zabar’s, BP/Amoco, Land’s End, Whole Foods, Men’s Wearhouse, Dean & Deluca, Heinen’s, Publix, Lowe’s (DIY), Dorothy Lane Markets, Best Buy, L.L. Bean, Exxon/Mobil. [George Anderson – Moderator]