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46 THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE MAY 26.2014 JOC TOP 100 IMPORTERS IN 2013 U.S. FOREIGN TRADE VIA OCEAN CONTAINER TRANSPORT HEADQUARTERS WEBSITE RANK JOC TOP 100 IMPORTERS TEUS IN 2013 SECTOR NOTES 1 WAL-MART STORES 731,500 Bentonville, Ark. Retail 2 TARGET 511,600 Minneapolis Retail 3 HOME DEPOT 325,200 Atlanta Retail 4 LOWE'S 236,500 Mooresville, N.C. Retail 5 DOLE FOOD 211,200 Westlake Village, Calif. Diversified 6 SEARS HOLDING 207,700 Hoffman Estates, Ill. Retail 7 CHIQUITA BRANDS 162,600 Charlotte, N.C.. INTERNATIONAL Fresh Fruit and Vegetables 8 HEINEKEN USA 149,300 White Plains, N.Y. Beverages 9 SAMSUNG AMERICA 135,400 Ridgefield Park, N.J. Conglomerate 10 PHILIPS ELECTRONICS 128,600 Andover, Mass. NORTH AMERICA Electronics 11 LG GROUP 127,200 Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Conglomerate 12 IKEA INTERNATIONAL 115,100 Conshohocken, Pa. Retail 13 NIKE 94,500 Beaverton, Ore. Footwear & Apparel 14 J.C. PENNEY 92,687 Plano, Texas Retail 15 JARDEN 90,000 Rye, N.Y. Outdoor & Home Goods 16 COSTCO WHOLESALE 88,700 Issaquah, Wash. Retail 17 GENERAL ELECTRIC 79,100 Fairfield, Conn. Conglomerate 18 ASHLEY FURNITURE INDUSTRIES 77,900 Arcadia, Wis. Furniture 19 RED BULL NORTH AMERICA 76,300 Santa Monica, Calif. Beverages 20 FAMILY DOLLAR STORES 68,600 Matthews, N.C. Retail Held a U.S. Manufacturing Summit in August 2013 with 500 suppliers. Committed to spend additional $50 billion over 10 years for more U.S. products. Has 1,789 stores and 37 distribution centers in the U.S. There are 127 stores and three distribution centers in Canada. Operates 2,263 retail stores. including 1,977 in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. Canada has 180 stores and Mexico 106. Lowe's has more than 1,830 home improvement and hardware stores serving 15 million customers a week in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. One of the largest global producers and marketers of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. The packaged foods and Asia fresh businesses were sold to Itochu in April 2013. Operating parent of Kmart and Sears since 2005. Operates 2,400 stores in the U.S. and Canada. Among its brands are Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard, Lands' End, Kardashian Kollection, Joe Boxer and Sandra by Sandra Lee. Operates Great White Fleet liner services. Will move its port call from Gulfport, Mississippi, to New Orleans by the first quarter of 2015 after a nearly 40-year hiatus. In over 70 countries and operates more than 165 breweries. Offers more than 200 specialty beers and ciders, including Heineken, Amstel and Fosters. Member of Samsung Group of Korea. Global flagship unit is electronics. U.S. divisions include electronics, enterprise, telecommunications and semiconductors. Subsidiary of Dutch company Royal Phillips Electronics. Operates three divisions: health care, lighting and consumer lifestyle electronics. South Korea industrial group. Major business units are chemicals, electronics/home appliances and telecommunications. Made the first radio in Korea in 1959. Formerly known as Lucky Goldstar. Owned by the Stichting INGKA Foundation, the group has 298 stores in 26 countries plus 40 stores in 15 countries franchised outside of the group. Has 1,084 suppliers in 53 countries. Sells footwear, apparel, equipment and accessory products worldwide. Brands include Converse, Hurley International and Nike Golf. Umbro and Cole Haan have been divested. Has 1,100 apparel and home furnishings stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. There are now 476 Sephora shops in the stores. Supplies penny blanks to the U.S. Mint. Brands include Ball Jars, Yankee Candle, First Alert, Mr. Coffee, Sunbeam, Oster, Crock-Pot, Pine Mountain Fire Logs and Coleman. Operates 652 warehouses, including 463 in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, 87 in Canada, 33 in Mexico, 25 in the U.K., 19 in Japan, 10 in Taiwan, 10 in South Korea and five in Australia. Diversified global infrastructure and finance company. More than half of its revenue is generated outside the United States. Private manufacturer and distributor to licensed Ashley Furniture Home Stores and dealers. Private Austrian company with high-caffeine energy drink. Owns U.S. Red Bull soccer team and Newark, New Jersey, soccer stadium. Operates 7,900 stores in 46 states with sales exceeding $10 billion.

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