Just How Big Is Wal-Mart?

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    Just how big is Wal-Mart ?



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

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

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

    3.. Wal-Mart will sell more by 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 World.

    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 United States of which 1,906 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 only 6.5 billion ).
     
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    Do I hear the sound of the South rising again? Remember, it all started in Bentonville, AR. And that ain't Arizona.
     
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    This is why the Left hates Walmart: they are a prime example of the success of capitalism. And oh, by the way, that's 1.6 million jobs created by Walmart.
     
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    Well... I live in Nevada. :poke:
     
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    I had a lot of critizism of Wal Mart during Christmas, but other than that, I have none. More power to them.

    I shop there, mainly because 90% of the time they're the cheapest. Sometimes they're not, but it's rare.
     
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    i thought walmart/sams owned Home Depot?
     
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    I taped a 60 minutes programme awhile back about the Chinese economy. The reporter said that 5% of ALL products made in China went to Walmart. I rewound the tape to double check what he said, and that is exactly what he said. No exceptions. Dunno how true it is, but thought it was an incredible stat...
     
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    It doesn't matter what dirt anyone has on wal-mart, I'll still shop there. Until "private, family owned businesses" have prices cheaper than wal-mart, I'll shop there.
     
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    No... people dislike Wal-Mart because they destroy the character of the communities they go into and their employees end up using government health care to supplement what Wal-Mart doesn't give them.
     

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