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Top 50 Report The Big Movers

December 2002


When the going got tough, these in-plants boosted their sales anyway.

From free-falling consumer confidence to scandalized captains of industry, it's been a rough year for the U.S. economy. Likewise, many in-plants have reported a drop in revenue, including 19 of those in the Top 50.

But 26 other Top 50 in-plants not only survived the crunch, they flourished in it. They have increased sales, expanded their services and now rest on a foundation more solid than it was before the economy turned sour.

How did they do it? Basically by keeping their eyes open for new opportunities—and not just printing opportunities.

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Sales Growth





Here are the top 20 in-plants according to sales growth compared with 2001 figures:



Rank



In-plant



Sales Growth



1



Best Buy



77.05%



2



University of Oklahoma



22.09%



3



State of Oregon



19.49%



4



California OSP



15.46%



5



University of Illinois



14.89%



6



Iowa State University



13.53%



7



Spartan Stores



13.45%



8



Ace Hardware



10.59%



9



Louisiana State University



8.39%



10



Papa John's



8.11%



11



Washington State University



7.84%



12



Blue Cross-Blue Shield, MN



6.82%



13



Briggs & Stratton



6.25%



14



Commonwealth of Kentucky


 

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