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Bass Pro Shops ranks second on the Hot 100 Retailers list published by the National Retail Federation.
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Bass Pro Shops ranks second on the Hot 100 Retailers list published by the National Retail Federation.

Bass Pro, O’Reilly Auto named on top retailers list

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Bass Pro Shops and O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (Nasdaq: ORLY) ranked on a list of the top 100 retailers by U.S. sales growth.

Published in the National Retail Federation’s Stores magazine, the Hot 100 Retailers list ranked Bass Pro No. 2 and O’Reilly Automotive No. 90.

Bass Pro recorded 94 percent growth in U.S. sales between 2016 and 2017, according to the NRF. The retail group estimates the company produced $7.8 billion in worldwide sales last year.

“This recognition is a tribute to all of our remarkable and passionate outfitters who work hard every day to make sure every customer experience is a positive one,” Bass Pro founder Johnny Morris said in a statement.

For O’Reilly Automotive, the NRF reported a roughly 5 percent increase in 2016-17 U.S. sales. The company’s worldwide retail sales in 2017, according to the NRF, were about $9 billion.

Topping the NRF’s Hot 100 Retailers list was Dublin, Ireland-based clothing retailer Primark. The company’s U.S. sales growth was 103 percent 2016-17, according to the NRF, which reported Primark’s 2017 worldwide retail sales at $9.9 billion.

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