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46 THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE U.S. FOREIGN TRADE VIA OCEAN CONTAINER TRANSPORT JUNE 1.2015 JOC TOP 100 IMPORTERS IN 2014 IMPORTERS HEADQUARTERS WEBSITE RANK JOC TOP 100 IMPORTERS TEUS IN 2014 SECTOR NOTES 1 WAL-MART STORES 775,400 Bentonville, Ark. Retail 2 TARGET 521,300 Minneapolis Retail 3 HOME DEPOT 342,400 Atlanta Retail 4 LOWE'S 249,000 Mooresville, N.C. Retail 5 DOLE FOOD 199,600 Westlake Village, Calif. Diversified 6 SEARS HOLDING 179,000 Hoffman Estates, Ill. Retail-Consumer Goods 7 CHIQUITA BRANDS 171,000 Charlotte, N.C.. INTERNATIONAL Fresh Fruit and Vegetables 8 HEINEKEN USA 149,700 White Plains, N.Y. Beverages 9 SAMSUNG AMERICA 147,400 Ridgefield Park, N.J. Conglomerate 10 FAMILY DOLLAR STORES/ 135,100 Matthews, N.C., Chesapeake, Va. DOLLAR TREE Retail 11 IKEA INTERNATIONAL 132,700 Conshohocken, Pa. Retail 12 PHILIPS ELECTRONICS 127,300 Andover, Mass. NORTH AMERICA Electronics 13 LG GROUP 127,200 Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Conglomerate 14 COSTCO WHOLESALE 118,300 Issaquah, Wash. Retail 15 NIKE 103,700 Beaverton, Ore. Footwear & Apparel 16 JARDEN 101,400 Boca Raton, Fla. Outdoor & Home Goods 17 J.C. PENNEY 95,900 Plano, Texas Retail 18 GENERAL ELECTRIC 84,000 Fairfield, Conn. Conglomerate 19 ASHLEY FURNITURE INDUSTRIES 77,900 Arcadia, Wis. Furniture 20 RED BULL NORTH AMERICA 76,300 Santa Monica, Calif. Beverages Held a U.S. Manufacturing Summit in August 2013 with 500 suppliers. Committed to spend additional $50 billion for more U.S. products over 10 years. Has 1,795 stores in the U.S. and 38 distribution centers. Operates 2,269 retail stores, including 1,977 in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, Canada and Mexico. Lowe's has more than 1,840 home improvement and hardware stores serving 15 million customers a week in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Global producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and vegetables in April 2013 sold Itochu worldwide packaged foods and certain fresh businesses in Asia while retaining a smaller fresh fruit and vegetable portfolio. Operating parent of Kmart and Sears since 2005. Operates 1,700 stores in U.S. and Canada and closed 234 underperforming stores in 2014. Spun off Land's End in 2014, but kept its shops in Sears stores. Among its brands are Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard, Kardashian Kollection, Joe Boxer and Sandra by Sandra Lee. Operates Great White Fleet liner services. Moved port call from Gulfport, Mississippi, to New Orleans after nearly a 40-year hiatus. Operates in more than 70 countries. 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. After 10 months, the $8.5 billion acquisition by Dollar Tree of the Family Dollar chain should close by June. The duo operates 13,000 discount variety retail stores in the U.S. and Canada under their names and also Deal$, Dollar Tree Deal$, Dollar Giant and Dollar Bills. Owned by the Stichting INGKA Foundation, the group has 315 stores in 27 countries, including 51 in North America. Has 1,002 suppliers in 51 countries. Subsidiary of Dutch company Royal Phillips Electronics. 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. 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. Sells footwear, apparel, equipment and accessory products worldwide. Supplies penny blanks to U.S. Mint. Brands include Ball Jars, Yankee Candle, First Alert, Mr. Coffee, Sunbeam, Oster, Crock-Pot, Pine Mountain Fire Logs and Coleman. $8.3 billion in 2014 net sales. Has 1,020 apparel and home furnishings stores in U.S. and Puerto Rico. Adding more Sephora shops in stores. Diversified global infrastructure and finance firm. More than half of its revenue has been generated outside the United States. Private manufacturer and distributor to licensed Ashley Furniture Home Stores and to dealers. Private Austrian company with high-caffeine energy drink Owns U.S. Red Bull soccer team and Newark, New Jersey, soccer stadium.

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