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Old 03-04-2007, 10:46 AM   #1
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HOW BIG IS WAL-MART?

I was blown away by these mind-boggling statistics on Wal-Mart!

1. At Wal-Mart, Americans spend $36,000,000 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.

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 Americans live within 15 miles of a Wal-Mart
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Old 03-04-2007, 10:46 AM   #2
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HOW BIG IS WAL-MART?

I was blown away by these mind-boggling statistics on Wal-Mart!

1. At Wal-Mart, Americans spend $36,000,000 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.

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 Americans live within 15 miles of a Wal-Mart
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:05 AM   #3
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Fascinating, as Mr. Spock would say.
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I guess that would make it bigger than a bread box.
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Old 03-05-2007, 08:25 AM   #5
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And they are in the process of buying the largest retailer in China. Something like Value Mart over there.
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:09 AM   #6
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I'm always amused by the fact that whenever Walmart wants to build a new store, nobody wants it, but when they open, everyone goes there. It's happening now in a town near me--HUGE protests by local "union" people (i.e. special interests) but the building is near complete, so it will open anyway and do huge business.
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Old 03-05-2007, 07:19 PM   #7
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I also find it funny that here on the left coast politicians want big business to lower prices so the people who least afford to purchase medications, clothing etc, can have a place to shop. But when Wal-Mart wants to move in they attempt to stop them? In Inglewood, CA there were HUGE protests by the local Politicians, Residence, Union and Special Interest Groups about Wal-Mart opening in their area.

When Wal-Mart did open they had 15,000 applicants for 400 positions. Go Figure.
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Old 03-05-2007, 07:47 PM   #8
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gary the Wombat:
I'm always amused by the fact that whenever Walmart wants to build a new store, nobody wants it, but when they open, everyone goes there. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
The latest protest over Wal*Mart expansion is in Chico, CA. They want to replace the existing store with 2 super-centers at different ends of town. WOW! The protesters are up in arms, but the majority of the Chicoans would like to see Wal*Mart expand... me too, and I have to drive 85 miles to shop in Chico!
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:18 AM   #9
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Paul Heuvelhorst:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gary the Wombat:
I'm always amused by the fact that whenever Walmart wants to build a new store, nobody wants it, but when they open, everyone goes there. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
The latest protest over Wal*Mart expansion is in Chico, CA. They want to replace the existing store with 2 super-centers at different ends of town. WOW! The protesters are up in arms, but the majority of the Chicoans would like to see Wal*Mart expand... me too, and I have to drive 85 miles to shop in Chico! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Where I live we have plenty of Walmarts and most are cramped, disorganized and not very clean. They are the last resort when you have a need and no other choice but to try them.

They just bought out an RV/Mobile Home Park and were heartless enough to put up a construction fence that makes it seem more like a concentration camp before the full time residents have moved out.

Some of the residents are from industries that were forced by Walmart to dump there US based workforce and move overseas. Many are retired and I fear won't be able to afford to stay in town unless they go back to work, most likely for Walmart.

Some may be able to blind themselves to the Walmart created tragedies that are happening every day in our communities. It is sad to see how little thought is given to the humanity negatively affected by this and other companies poor business practices.

Companies that don't dump their ethics and follow the Walmart model, for the most part, can't compete with them and are dropping like flies.

People protest as the tragedy is happening but their memory is too short and they soon forget or sweep things aside.

It would be interesting to see how many newly homeless people in this country can be linked to Walmart.
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IMHO we all have too much junk and don't need to buy more (myself included). We have so much junk, people can't fit it in their houses so they have to rent off site storage units. People used to try and sell the excess junk at yard sales but now there too many yard sales and not enough buyers. I include myself in this need for too much stuff. More Walmarts, K-Marts, Targets, etc. means more junk to buy.
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I stopped at walmart in Calhoun GA for the night on monday night and was the only RVer in the parking lot and when I woke up the next morning it looked like a camp ground.
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I fail to see how Walmart "forced" other industries overseas?

Lots of industries have moved overseas because of competition in a global economy.
I am not happy about it but quite frankly, union demands and high health costs have helped the move overseas

As far as Walmart buying he RV park, why is Walmart heartless and the owner of the RV Park
not? Walmart couldn't have bought the park without the owner selling it to them with full
knowledge that residents would be required to move.

Sorry, but I think your statment, It would be interesting to see how many newly homeless people in this country can be linked to Walmart. is a little "over the top".
And seems to based on this one experience


QUOTE]Originally posted by NeilV:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Paul Heuvelhorst:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gary the Wombat:
I'm always amused by the fact that whenever Walmart wants to build a new store, nobody wants it, but when they open, everyone goes there. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
The latest protest over Wal*Mart expansion is in Chico, CA. They want to replace the existing store with 2 super-centers at different ends of town. WOW! The protesters are up in arms, but the majority of the Chicoans would like to see Wal*Mart expand... me too, and I have to drive 85 miles to shop in Chico! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Where I live we have plenty of Walmarts and most are cramped, disorganized and not very clean. They are the last resort when you have a need and no other choice but to try them.

They just bought out an RV/Mobile Home Park and were heartless enough to put up a construction fence that makes it seem more like a concentration camp before the full time residents have moved out.

Some of the residents are from industries that were forced by Walmart to dump there US based workforce and move overseas. Many are retired and I fear won't be able to afford to stay in town unless they go back to work, most likely for Walmart.

Some may be able to blind themselves to the Walmart created tragedies that are happening every day in our communities. It is sad to see how little thought is given to the humanity negatively affected by this and other companies poor business practices.

Companies that don't dump their ethics and follow the Walmart model, for the most part, can't compete with them and are dropping like flies.

People protest as the tragedy is happening but their memory is too short and they soon forget or sweep things aside.

It would be interesting to see how many newly homeless people in this country can be linked to Walmart.[/QUOTE]
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by apackof2:
I fail to see how Walmart "forced" other industries overseas?

Sorry, but I think your statment, It would be interesting to see how many newly homeless people in this country can be linked to Walmart. is a little "over the top".
And seems to based on this one experience

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

This has been very well documented in a few PBS special reports about Walmart and their strong arm tactic of telling their suppliers that if they wanted to continue doing business with Walmart they had to move offshore or use a certain offshore supply chain etc and how they had to get rid of their local workforce etc. Walmart came off as some kind of a bully without any ethics in the matter. They would get a small company to overextend themselves to meet the request for the products and then when the could not afford to refuse started making stipulations on where they had to manufacture, who to subcontract with and where they had to purchase their supplies.

While the RV Park owners did give in to the carrot of the dollars Walmart dangled, to get the quick buck, Walmart did not have to esconce the people in what now looks like a surreal concentration camp by putting up a chainlink construction fence around their homes before the residents had moved out. This was heartless and demoralizing to the poor souls who are now stuck with very few good choices.

Walmart is following a bussiness model that is lawful however their methods come accross as highly unethical and lacking in consideration for the humanity that they effect.

Just because this type of bussiness model is very profitable doesn't make it right. As far as being over top about people loosing their domiciles, well this was one of the topics of the two separate studies I saw broadcast within the past few years and not of my own invention. I still think it would be interesting and possibly disheartening to see today the scope of what has been reported over the past few years as to the effects of Walmarts bussiness practices on these poor people.
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