Today Interbrand released their Best Retail Brands list which reports on the top 50 North American brands by brand value. This year, we saw familiar names and even saw brands from last year’s list fall off the chart completely. Walmart, which held the #1 spot last year, remains in 1st place this year – not only as the best retail brand in North America, but the most valuable retail brand in the world with a brand value of $131,877 billion. Radioshack and Guess, which were on Interbrand’s list last year, fell off the chart completely.

So what do all of the best retail brands have in common? “The world’s best retail brands understand the complex and challenging relationships between analog and digital and have been quick to address changing shopper behaviours. By integrating the physical and virtual, making purchasing easier, enhancing service, and using storytelling, these leading brands are reimagining their offers, and creating unique experiences for consumers that convert browsers into buyers,” said Dirk Defenbaugh, managing director of Interbrand Design Forum.

See the full list of the best retail brands below. Notable Canadian retail brands mentioned include Shoppers Drug Mart, Canadian Tire, and Lululemon Athletica.

Rank Brand Country of Origin 2014 BRAND VALUE (USD $million) % CHANGE (BRAND VALUE)
1  Walmart  USA 131,877 -6%
2  Target  USA 27,123 8%
3  The Home Depot  USA 25,696 12%
4  Amazon  USA 23,620 27%
5  CVS/pharmacy  USA 17,779 12%
6  Walgreens  USA 15,519 8%
7  Sam’s Club  USA 13,543 0%
8  eBay  USA 13,162 20%
9  Coach  USA 11,588 -21%
10  Publix  USA 10,157 2%
11  Lowe’s  USA 9,634 9%
12  Nordstrom  USA 8,957 -12%
13  Costco  USA 8,286 13%
14  Dollar General  USA 7,711 8%
15  Victoria’s Secret  USA 6,249 2%
16  Macy’s  USA 6,084 383%
17  Kohl’s  USA 5,825 3%
18  Tiffany & Co.  USA 5,440 5%
19  Staples  USA 4,931 -11%
20  Best Buy  USA 4,793 -41%
21  AutoZone  USA 4,669 7%
22  Avon  USA 4,610 -11%
23  Whole Foods Market  USA 4,166 173%
24  Gap  USA 3,920 5%
25  Bed Bath & Beyond  USA 3,860 6%
26  Old Navy  USA 3,214 15%
27  Sherwin-Williams  USA 3,118 15%
28  Shoppers Drug Mart  Canada 3,111 -5%
29  Lululemon Athletica  Canada 3,087 -13%
30  Ross Dress for Less  USA 2,444 16%
31  GameStop  USA 2,336 -8%
32  T.J.Maxx  USA 2,123 22%
33  Michaels  USA 2,035 4%
34  Marshalls  USA 2,028 19%
35  J.Crew  USA 1,868 3%
36  PetSmart  USA 1,812 10%
37  Banana Republic  USA 1,795 2%
38  Canadian Tire  Canada 1,760 -3%
39  Dick’s Sporting Goods  USA 1,528 7%
40  Dollar Tree  USA 1,496 14%
41  Tractor Supply Co.  USA 1,492 16%
42  Bath & Body Works  USA 1,421 7%
43  American Eagle Outfitters  USA 1,294 8%
44  Family Dollar  USA 1,183 17%
45  Urban Outfitters  USA 1,122 -5%
46  Advance Auto Parts  USA 1,109 NEW
47  Buckle  USA 1,082 6%
48  Cabela’s  USA 1,066 27%
49  Express  USA 983 15%
50  Chico’s  USA 932 NEW

Are you surprised at any of the brands on Interbrand’s Best Retail Brands of 2014 list?