Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Remarkable Wal-Mart trivia

Thanks to my bff Theresa for sending me this remarkable bit of Wal-Mart trivia:
  1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart 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. And most can't speak English.

  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 USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; 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.

  13. Let Wal-Mart bail out Wall Street. Better yet... let them run the darn government.
I'm not sure about that. Wal-Mart is famous for the exceptionally poor treatment of its employees, such as withholding critical health insurance. If you think of this retail giant as a blight upon humanity, you'll love the following graphic. Beward of the Wal-Mart pandemic spreading across the continent!

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I work at Wal-Mart in Canada and we are treated quite fairly.
An interesting fact,,, In Canada Wal-Mart assocciates get a 10% discount on our total purchase including fresh food. USA associates do not get the discount on their fresh food purchases.