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    -Americans spend $36,000,000 at Walmart every hour of every day. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!
    -Walmart is the largest private employer in the world and the richest company in the world.
    -5000 stores worldwide in 10 countries. 256 stores across Canada employing over 60,000 employees.
    -Walmart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.
    -Walmart's highest paid executive earns more money in one day than a Walmart cashier earns in 4 years.
    -Walmart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target + Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.
    -Walmart employs 1.6 million people and is the largest private employer and most can't speak English.
    -Last year Walmart sold more bananas than any other item.
    -Walmart is the largest company in the history of the world.
    -Walmart now sells more food than Kroger & Safeway combined, keep in mind they did this in only 15 years. During this same period, 31 Supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.
    -Walmart now sells more food than any other store in the world.
    -Walmart has approx. 3,900 stores in the US of which 1,906 are Super Centers. This is 1,000 more than it had 5 years ago.
    -Walmart is the largest overall employer in the USA, and the biggest employer in 25 states.
    -This year, 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur At a Walmart store.
    -90% of all Americans live within 15 miles of a Walmart.
    -In 2000, Walmart was sued 4,851 times - about once every 2 hours.
    -The value of product for Walmart 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... one way - that's how Walmart gets it's stuff.
    -Of the 1.6 million employees, only 1.2% make a living above the poverty level.
    -Walmart's head office is located and centralised in Bentonville. Due to this fact, there are more millionaires per square mile there than any place on Earth.
    -5 of the richest 13 people in the world are members of the Walton family.
    -28 hours a week is considered fulltime work at Walmart.
    -The official US Government position is that Walmart'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 (CPI).
    -92% of everything Walmart sells comes from China. Another 4% comes from Chinese owned companies in the US or in third world Countries.
    -2/3 of Walmart's workers cannot participate in its health insurance plan because of its high cost and huge deductibles.
    -Walmart and MOST large companies, take out life insurance on its employees, without their knowing. If an employee dies, ALL the insurance moneys go to the companies. IE. 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.
    -Walmart now averages a 'profit' (not sales) of $25 billion per year.

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    You forgot to add that Walmart also attracts the fattest, weirdly dressed customers on the planet.
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    • #3
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      Coincidentally, I was JUST thinking of running out to Walmart to pick up a few things.....maybe I'll go somewhere else......


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        I am curious: Where did these statistics coome from?


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          i found them while looking tru an australian web site. it could be changed next week when other people email him with more fact.s or change some... and as every body know.s every thing on the internet is real and always true true true