No jewelry specialist made the list of the United States Top 100 retailers in 2011, according to the July issue of STORES Magazine. Signet Jewelers just missed out, being ranked at position 101 with sales of $2.74 billion in 2010.
But while specialist jewelry retailers were not on the list, a number of leading companies features jewelry among their product ranges. These included the perennial number one Wal-Mart, which boasted U.S. sales totaling $307.7 billion in 2010, and Target, which took the number three spot with 2010 sales worth $65.8 billion.
The STORES Top 100 Retailers are listed by U.S. sales, which may include estimates for private or closely-held companies. Retailers included in the Top 100 either have group headquarters located in the United States or are foreign entities with significant operations in the U.S. market. For retailers with group headquarters located overseas, data is presented for North American operations only. Revenues from major non-retailing operating segments are excluded.
Signet Jewelers is the world's largest specialty retail jeweler, and is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. The United States accounts for 81.7 percent of the company’s sales in 2010. It operates 1,317 outlets in the country, trading as Kay Jewelers, Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, JB Robinson Jewelers, Marks & Morgan Jewelers, Belden Jewelers, Osterman Jewelers, Shaw's Jewelers, Weisfield Jewelers, LeRoy's Jewelers, Rogers Jewelers, Goodman Jewelers and Friedlander's Jewelers. Kay Jewelers is the national flagship mall store brand and Jared is the national off-mall superstore brand. Its regional stores are all mall-based.
All of Signet’s U.S. stores of all brands are operated under the subsidiary company Sterling Jewelers, Inc., which is headquartered in Akron, Ohio.