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Wal-Mart: Dangerously Big; Much too Much Power

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HOW BIG IS Wal-Mart?

1 . At Wal-Mart,
Americans spend $36,000,000 every hour
Of every day.

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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).

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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 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 approximately
6.5 billion.)

12. 90% of all Americans live
Within 15 miles of a Wal-Mart

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