Sunday, December 18, 2011 – 12:01 p.m.

Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day.

  • This works out to $25,000 in revenue every minute!
  • Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.
  • Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target + Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.
  • Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world’s largest private employer, and most speak English.
  • Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world.
  • Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only fifteen years.
  • During this same period, 31 big supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.
  • Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.
  • 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 five years ago.
  • This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at Wal-Mart stores. (Earth’s population is approximately 6.8 Billion.)
  • 90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart.

You may think that I am complaining, but I am really laying the ground work for suggesting that MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to fix the economy.