Just how big is Wal-Mart ? Something To Think About? 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 ).