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8. Aldi Einkauf GmbH & Co.

Country of Origin: Germany
Countries of operation: 18
2009 Revenue: $67.70
2009 Profit Margin: n/a

Hard discounter Aldi was one of only three retailers to make the top-10 list that also managed to outpace the top 250's 1.3 percent composite growth rate. The German retailer had 3.8 percent sales growth.

Source: Deloitte's Global Powers of Retailing

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