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21. H.E. Butt Grocery
H.E. Butt Grocery
2007 revenue: $13.5 billion
Fiscal year end: Oct. 31
2007 Employees: 65,000
Industry: Food and drug stores
CEO: Charles C. Butt
Location: San Antonio, Texas

H.E. Butt Grocery started more than 100 years ago with a small family shop in Texas. It's now one of the nation's largest independently owned retailers, serving customers in more than 300 locations throughout Texas and Mexico.

Correction: An earlier version of this gallery incorrectly stated that H.E. Butt Grocery had 60,000 employees and more than 150 locations throughout Texas and Mexico. The company has 65,000 employees and more than 300 locations. The earlier version of this gallery also stated that H.E. Butt Grocery was taken private in 2007 by an investor group led by Joseph Neubauer, Chairman and CEO of Aramark, and investment funds managed by GS Capital Partners, CCMP Capital Advisors and J.P. Morgan Partners, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Warburg Pincus. That information was incorrect. H.E. Butt Grocery has been privately held since 1905.

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Last updated May 28 2008: 12:40 PM ET
Revenue is based on a Fortune estimate.