Wednesday, December 16, 2009

consumerism at Wal-mart

Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart every hour of every day. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute.

Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people and is the nation’s largest private employer. It is also the largest company in the history of the world.

Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and did this in only 15 years. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.

Wal-Mart has approx. 3,900 stores in the U.S. (1,906 are Super Centers, a 1,000 increase since 2004).

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

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