General merchandise stores are defined as retail stores that sell a number of lines, such as dry goods, apparel and accessories, furniture and home furnishings, small wares, hardware, and food. General merchandise stores are subdivided into three major groupings: department stores, variety stores, and miscellaneous general merchandise stores.
This U.S. industry comprises establishments known as department stores that have central customer checkout areas, generally in the front of the store, and that may have additional cash registers located in one or more individual departments
Walmart is by far the biggest in the sector with the highest Market Cap (184.83B)
The discount sector has a Market Cap of 239.9B so Walmart makes up about 77% of the total.
Walmart’s growth rate is not as high as the others when looking at the revenue percentage growth.
Walmart is the highest with 21.13% ROE
HH Index Discount Deparment Store Market Cap (Billions) % Market Cap HH Index Wal-Mart Stores Inc. 184.83 0.77 5933.89 Target Corp. 23.49 0.10 95.84 Costco Wholesale Corp. 19.51 0.08 66.12 Family Dollar Stores Inc. 3.89 0.02 2.63 Dollar Tree Inc. 3.87 0.02 2.60 HH = 6101.08