Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Just how big is Walmart?

 Read the yellow highlights at the end...OMG.. this should really boggle   
 your mind..                                                               
 the joke about the sign on the moon saying 'Walmart's coming soon" could  
 well be true!!!                                                            
 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, 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, keep in  
 mind they did this in only 15 years.                                      
 8. During this same period, 31 Supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.      
 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.  The value of product for Wal-Mart passing through the port of San    
 Diego each year is a larger sum than 93% of ALL countries Gross National   
 Product  (GNP)  ... and that is only ONE port way that¹s how       
 Wal-Mart gets it's stuff.                                                 
 14.  Of the 1.6 million employees, only 1.2% make a living above the      
 poverty  level.                                                           
 15. Wal-Mart's head office is  located and centralized in Bentonville. Due to this fact, there are more millionaires per  square mile there than any 
 place on  Earth.                                                          
 16. The official U.S. Government position is that Wal-Mart's prices are no
 lower than anyone else's when compared to a typical  families weekly      
 purchases. That's the view of the statisticians at the Bureau Of Labor    
 Statistics (BLS) responsible for calculating the Consumer Price Index     
 17.  92% of everything Wal-Mart sells, comes from China .  Another 4%     
 comes from Chineseowned companies in the U.S. Or in  3rd world Countries. 
 18. Wal-Mart and  MOST large companies, take out life insurance on it's   
 employees, without their knowing.  If  an employee dies,  ALL the         
 insurance moneys go to the companies. I.e. An employee making $18,000 per year, dies, and the company might  make as much as $1 million. Most  often
 these moneys, coming from what is commonly  referred to as "Dead Peasant  
 Life Insurance Policies", is paid out to executives as bonuses.  (A common
 practice, unknown by the average consumer).                                
 19.  Wal-Mart now averages a "profit" (not sales) of  $36 billion per     
 20.  Let  Wal-Mart bail out Wall Street.  If not, consider shopping       
 someplace else.                                                           
 If we closed all the Wal-mart stores would China go bankrupt?????????     

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