Wow, Wal-Mart is almost as Big as my Johnson!

by J. Money on Thursday, March 12, 2009

Guest postToo much? Sorry, feeling a bit feisty today ;) You know how us guys are. Seriously though, Wal-Mart is HUGE!!!! I just got this email forwarded over to me by my father who LOVES sending over this sorta stuff (do you find that yours does the same?) and I thought it was pretty interesting if it’s indeed true. It not be *accurate* but it’s still awesome.

Regardless, companies like Wal-Mart and the like interest me like crazy. The logistics to run such a place is insane! I can barely run myself, and that’s on a good day ;) And to bring in SO MUCH freakin’ money every single day? Whew – that’s one helluva juggernaut. Business-wise I think they’re pretty incredible.

But I’ll still continue to do my shopping at Target (or Tarjay as we like to call it). I think Wal-Mart has some incredible offers & sales going on, but I always prefer to shop in cleanliness & at a place where everyone smiles and actually seems like they WANT to help you. I’d happily pay a few extra dollars to shop in a visually appealing, stress-free, atmosphere any day. $hit, sometimes I run into Target for something simple & end up enjoying myself for an extra 30-40 minutes! But I digress…

So here we go – 12 fun “facts” on the size of 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. WalMart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.
  4. WalMart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target + Sears + Costco +K-Mart combined.
  5. WalMart employs 1.6 million people and is the largest private employer. And many can’t speak English.
  6. WalMart is the largest company in the history of the world.
  7. WalMart 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. WalMart now sells more food than any other store in the world
  10. WalMart 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 a go.
  11. This year, 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at a WalMart store. (Earth’s population is approximately 6.5 billion.)
  12. 90% of all Americans live within 15 miles of a WalMart.

Apparently Wal-Mart can bail out Wall Street! Jeesh. So there you have it, Wal-Mart is almost as big as my hooh-ha. I wonder how long they can keep this title? I bet Google or Apple will catch up to them one day. Soon everything will be digital (even you and me) and we’ll be a pile of walking facebooks & tweeterers blogging our way through society…(what?) I dunno, i’m starting to not make sense again, that’s my cue to go! Later haters.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Gerard June 13, 2012 at 6:53 am

It all sounds great, but I do have one concern. How many of those 1.6 million employed at Walmart actually make more than minimum wage and how many make enough to eek out a comfortable living?


2 J. Money June 14, 2012 at 9:48 am

Not a bad question at all, my friend. Another one would be if they’re happy!


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