Monday, April 02, 2007

JUST HOW BIG IS WAL-MART? Posted by Robert Paisola

I was blown away by these mind-boggling statistics on Wal-Mart!

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.

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 world.

10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of
which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had 5 years

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 Americans live within 15 miles of a Wal-Mart.

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