Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wal-Mart: Mega Giant

Saw this in an email. Thought it was worth sharing.


1. At Wal-Mart, Americans spend $36,000,000 every hour of
every day.

2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!

3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St.
Patrick's Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.

4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target +
Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.

5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people and is the largest
private employer. Most can't speak English

6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the

7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger & Safeway
combined and keep in mind they did this in only 15 years.

8. During this same period, 31 Supermarket chains sought
bankruptcy (including Winn-Dixie).

9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the

10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA . 1906 are
SuperCenters; this is 1,000 more than it had 5 years ago.

11. This year, 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences
will occur at a Wal-Mart store.
(Earth's population is approximately 6.5 billion.)

12. 90% of all Americans live within 15 miles of a Wal-Mart

If you are interested in more current information, visit the Wal-mart site. I found my visit well worth the time.

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