Subsidy Tracker: Industry Summary Page

Major Industry: 
retailing
Subsidy Total: 
$6,349,629,787
Number of Awards: 
6,464
Time Period: 

Earliest year of data: 1989. Availability of data for earlier years varies greatly from program to program. The majority of the listings for this industry are for the period since 2010.

Notes: 

The dollar total above adjusts for the fact that there is an overlap between the amounts in one or more Megadeal entries and those of one or more of the other entries. The total includes only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. Dollar totals do not include awards for which no subsidy value is disclosed.


Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Subsidy $Number of Awards
Amazon.com$2,400,136,208168
Sears$572,269,11141
Bass Pro$392,697,18261
Lowe's$236,217,561206
CVS Health$233,970,390161
Walmart$213,659,134402
Fresh Direct$184,364,16420
Target$171,233,350184
Wakefern Food$131,898,8005
eBay$125,286,42638


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Company Parent Location Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Valuesort icon Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
Amazon.com Amazon.com Virginia state 2019 $750,000,000 megadeal
Sears Holdings Corp Sears Illinois multiple 2011 $275,000,000 MEGADEAL
Amazon.com Amazon.com Texas state 2012 $269,000,000 MEGADEAL
Sears Roebuck Sears Illinois multiple 1989 $242,000,000 MEGADEAL
Vadata Amazon.com Oregon local 2017 $176,000,000 MEGADEAL
VAdata Amazon.com Oregon state 2018 $176,000,000 MEGADEAL
Fresh Direct Holdings, Inc. Fresh Direct New York multiple 2013 $171,139,843 MEGADEAL
Cabela's Bass Pro West Virginia multiple 2003 $127,500,000 MEGADEAL
Cabela's Bass Pro Texas multiple 2004 $113,800,000 MEGADEAL
RadioShack RadioShack Texas multiple 2002 $96,000,000 MEGADEAL
Vadata Inc Amazon.com Ohio multiple 2014 $93,700,000 MEGADEAL
Kohl's Kohl's Wisconsin multiple 2012 $87,500,000 MEGADEAL
Amazon Amazon.com Illinois multiple 2017 $83,125,187 MEGADEAL
Amazon Amazon.com Missouri multiple 2018 $78,600,000 MEGADEAL
Amazon Amazon.com Kentucky multiple 2017 $75,000,000 MEGADEAL
Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. Kohl's Wisconsin state 2012 $62,500,000 tax credit/rebate
Amazon.com Amazon.com South Carolina state 2011 $61,000,000 MEGADEAL
Best Buy Co. Inc. Best Buy Minnesota local 2000 $59,923,127 tax credit/rebate and grant
Wakefern Food Corp. Wakefern Food New Jersey state 2010 $58,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Bass Pro Bass Pro Iowa local 2008 $56,000,000 MEGADEAL
Amazon.com Amazon.com Alabama multiple 2018 $54,600,000 megadeal
Bass Pro Bass Pro Louisiana local 2007 $50,000,000 MEGADEAL
Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation Burlington Stores New Jersey state 2012 $40,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Audible.com Amazon.com New Jersey state 2015 $39,375,000 tax credit/rebate
Wakefern Food Corp. Wakefern Food New Jersey state 2017 $39,270,000 tax credit/rebate
eBay eBay Utah state 2012 $38,156,092 tax credit/rebate
Aldi, Inc. C/O (Florida South Division LLC) Aldi Florida local 2015 $37,343,414 tax credit/rebate
Aldi, Inc. C/O (Florida South Division LLC) Aldi Florida local 2016 $37,343,414 tax credit/rebate
Amazon Amazon.com Maryland state 2013 $35,300,000 enterprise zone
Ahold eCommerce Sales Company LLC Ahold Delhaize New Jersey state 2012 $34,561,347 tax credit/rebate
Ascena Retail Group and Dress Barn Inc. Ascena Retail Group New Jersey state 2012 $32,400,000 tax credit/rebate
Amazon Amazon.com Missouri local 2017 $32,000,000 property tax abatement
Wakefern Food Corp. Wakefern Food New Jersey state 2010 $29,250,000 tax credit/rebate
eBay eBay Utah state 2008 $27,277,000 tax credit/rebate
Advance Stores Company, Incorporated Advance Auto Parts North Carolina state 2014 $23,210,000 grant
Lowe's Companies, Inc. Lowe's North Carolina state 2015 $22,015,034 tax credit/rebate
Sears Holdings Management Corporation Sears Illinois state 2016 $20,013,310 tax credit/rebate
Lowe's Home Centers Inc. Lowe's Connecticut state 2005 $20,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Dollar Tree Distribution, Inc. Dollar Tree Connecticut state 2012 $20,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Amazon Amazon.com Connecticut state 2017 $20,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Ikea Holding US, Inc. Ikea New York state 2007 $19,850,834 tax credit/rebate
CVS Pharmacy, Inc. CVS Health Rhode Island state 2015 $19,056,146 tax credit/rebate
Amazon.com.kydc, LLC Amazon.com Kentucky state 2000 $19,037,500 tax credit/rebate
Fresh Direct Holdings, Inc Fresh Direct New York state 2015 $18,930,228 tax credit/rebate
Bloomfield Development (Trustmark Park/Bass Pro) Bass Pro Mississippi state 2004 $18,906,655 tax credit/rebate
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH, INC. ET. AL. Abercrombie & Fitch Ohio state 1999 $18,327,910 enterprise zone
Amazon Amazon.com New York state 2017 $18,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Family Dollar Services, Inc. Dollar Tree Kentucky state 2000 $17,800,000 tax credit/rebate
Amazon.com.dedc, LLC Amazon.com Ohio state 2015 $17,543,000 tax credit/rebate
Amazon Amazon.com Wisconsin local 2013 $17,000,000 tax increment financing
CVS Pharmacy Inc. CVS Health Rhode Island state 2010 $16,740,235 tax credit/rebate
CVS Pharmacy, Inc CVS Health Rhode Island state 2012 $15,446,563 tax credit/rebate
Sears Holdings Management Corporation Sears Illinois state 2017 $15,329,353 tax credit/rebate
Lowe's Home Centers, Inc. Lowe's New York local 2009 $15,154,500 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
CARMAX AUTO SUPERSTORES CarMax Illinois local 1997 $15,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Amazon Amazon.com Pennsylvania state 2016 $15,000,000 tax credit/rebate
CVS Pharmacy, Inc CVS Health Rhode Island state 2013 $14,450,002 tax credit/rebate
CVS Pharmacy Inc. CVS Health Rhode Island state 2008 $13,877,240 tax credit/rebate
Amazon Amazon.com Michigan local 2017 $13,500,000 grant
CVS Pharmacy, Inc CVS Health Rhode Island state 2011 $13,438,700 tax credit/rebate
eBay, Inc. eBay Nevada state 2016 $12,880,000 tax credit/rebate
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION Costco Washington state 2016 $12,178,735 tax credit/rebate
Best Buy Stores, L.P. Best Buy Kentucky state 2007 $12,000,000 tax credit/rebate
GPSDC (New York), Inc. Gap Inc. New York state 2015 $12,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Lowe's Companies, Inc. Lowe's North Carolina state 2008 $11,984,511 tax credit/rebate
VADATA (Lewis & Clark Dr Site) Amazon.com Oregon state 2018 $11,961,390 property tax abatement
WALMART Walmart Illinois local 2009 $11,951,972 tax credit/rebate
CVS Pharmacy Inc. CVS Health Rhode Island state 2009 $11,430,917 tax credit/rebate
eBay, Inc. eBay Nevada state 2016 $11,102,000 tax credit/rebate
Nordstrom, Inc. Nordstrom California state 2016 $11,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Amazon Amazon.com Texas local 2015 $11,000,000 property tax abatement
Lowe's Companies, Inc. Lowe's North Carolina state 2012 $10,612,916 tax credit/rebate
Sutter Street Manufacturing, Inc. Williams-Sonoma North Carolina state 2008 $10,537,000 grant
Sears Roebuck and Co Sears Illinois local 2000 $10,500,000 tax increment financing
CVS Pharmacy, Inc. CVS Health Rhode Island state 2016 $10,489,478 tax credit/rebate
Amazon.com Amazon.com Wisconsin state 2013 $10,300,000 tax credit/rebate
Amazon Amazon.com Florida local 2016 $10,000,000 grant
Amazon Amazon.com Michigan local 2017 $10,000,000 Tax Increment Financing
Omnicare Headquarters, LLC #2 CVS Health Kentucky state 2004 $9,622,045 tax credit/rebate
Amazon Amazon.com Oregon local 2017 $9,600,000 property tax abatement
VADATA (Lewis & Clark Dr. Site) Amazon.com Oregon state 2017 $9,514,028 property tax abatement
Cabela's Retail, Inc. Bass Pro Pennsylvania state $9,300,000 grant
GSI Commerce Solutions, Inc. eBay Kentucky state 2001 $9,285,675 tax credit/rebate
Amazon Studios LLC Amazon.com California state 2018 $9,204,000 tax credit/rebate
VADATA (Rippee Rd Site) Amazon.com Oregon state 2018 $9,172,294 property tax abatement
Lowe's Companies, Inc. Lowe's North Carolina state 2016 $8,872,343 tax credit/rebate
QVC, Inc. Qurate Retail Pennsylvania state 2016 $8,699,502 tax credit/rebate
QVC, Inc. Qurate Retail Pennsylvania state $8,623,082 tax credit/rebate
QVC, Inc. Qurate Retail Pennsylvania state $8,554,404 tax credit/rebate
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and Subsidiaries Bed Bath & Beyond New Jersey state 2011 $8,541,650 grant
Amazon.com.kydc, LLC Amazon.com Kentucky state 2000 $8,500,000 tax credit/rebate
Home Depot Home Depot Texas state 2004 $8,500,000 grant
Walgreen Company Walgreens Boots Alliance Illinois state 2017 $8,117,315 tax credit/rebate
FRY'S ELECTRONICS INC Fry's Electronics Illinois local 2001 $8,000,000 tax credit/rebate
WALMART Walmart Illinois local 2010 $8,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Ulta, Inc. Ulta Beauty California state 2016 $8,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Amazon Amazon.com Massachusetts local 2015 $7,808,850 Tax Increment Financing
Amazon Amazon.com Ohio state 2017 $7,800,000 tax credit/rebate
Lowe's Companies, Inc. Lowe's North Carolina state 2013 $7,767,253 tax credit/rebate
Macy's Inc. Macy's New York state 2015 $7,570,705 tax credit/rebate
Hy-Vee, Inc. Hy-Vee Iowa state 2015 $7,502,750 tax credit/rebate
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