Top 10 Share of Top 50 on the Increase

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NEW YORK—Sales for the 10 largest retailers on the VM Top 50 list for 2013 jumped 31 percent from an estimated $6,785.1 million in 2012 to an estimated $8,875.1 million in 2013, substantially boosted by an additional $1,969.0 million in revenue from Vision Source’s entry into the chart, increasing the Top 10’s share of the Top 50 from 84.1 percent in 2012 to 85.5 percent in 2013. The mass merchants’ share of the Top 50’s estimated optical U.S. sales dropped from 31.6 percent in 2012 to 25.7 percent in 2013, while their total estimated 2013 sales increased 4.5 percent from an estimated $2,551.4 million in 2012 to an estimated $2,665.7 million in 2013. ■