Among the world’s 20 fastest growing retailers, Amazon just ranks at No. 4
USA Today - Wed 15 May 13:28 GMT

Many retailers are struggling and quite a few are even closing up shop — but these 20 retailers are booming in-store and online.

Among the world’s 20 fastest growing retailers, Amazon just ranks at No. 4

  Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage • 2017-2018 sales growth: 10.4% • 2017 revenue: $769.03 million • 2018 revenue: $849.04 million • Headquarters: Lakewood, Colorado • Number of locations: 152 When Margaret and Philip Isely founded Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottages in 1955, the general public did not know much about organic foods.

  Skechers USA • 2017-2018 sales growth: 11.5% • 2017 revenue: $4.16 billion • 2018 revenue: $4.64 billion • Headquarters: Manhattan Beach, California • Number of locations: 3,000 What began as a manufacturer of logger boots in 1992 has grown into an expansive footwear company offering shoes for every gender and age.

  Sprouts Farmers Market • 2017-2018 sales growth: 11.6% • 2017 revenue: $4.66 billion • 2018 revenue: $5.20 billion • Headquarters: Phoenix • Number of locations: 300+ stores in 22 states Launched in 2002, Sprouts Farmers Market quickly became one of the public's preferred organic, natural foods store.

  Casey's General Stores • 2017-2018 sales growth: 11.8% • 2017 revenue: $7.51 billion • 2018 revenue: $8.39 billion • Headquarters: Ankeny, Iowa • Number of locations: 2,000+ From its first store opening in 1968 in Boone, Iowa, Casey's General Stores has exploded into a business that operates 2,123 Midwest-based locations, more than half of which are located in areas with 5,000 or fewer people.

  Ulta Beauty • 2017-2018 sales growth: 14.1% • 2017 revenue: $5.88 billion • 2018 revenue: $6.72 billion • Headquarters: Bolingbrook, Illinois • Number of locations: 1,174 stores In addition to 25,000 beauty products, including its own proprietary label, Ulta Beauty offers the services of a full-service hair and skin care salon on premises.