Wal-Mart... How Big? Dangerously Big!

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Sat, 12/20/2008 - 5:32am.

Wal-Mart is HUGE but... Sam Walton had a huge dream of selling only products and goods made in America.  Since his death, 'Made in America' products are now only a fond memory.  Sam Walton's Wal-Mart has been taken over by cheaply made goods from China... all part of the plan... globalism. ~ S.I.A.

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. Most employees 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 (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 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

13. Let Wal-Mart bail out Wall Street!

14. Let Wal-Mart sell GM cars!

Joan Brunwasser - December 10, 2008 - source OpedNews

Still plan on shopping at Wal-Mart?  By shopping elsewhere, your money has a better chance of staying here at home.  Do your best to purchase goods made in the United States. ~ S.I.A. 

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yobe | Sat, 12/20/2008 - 11:47am

http://wakeupwalmart.com/ Wal-Mart buys much of its merchandise from China * Wal-Mart reported that it purchased $18 billion of goods from China in 2004. * Wal-Mart was responsible for about 1/10th of the U.S. trade deficit with China in 2005. ["U.S. Stock Investors Wary of Analyst `Yuan Plays': Taking Stock, Bloomberg, 7/1/05] * If Wal-Mart were an individual economy, it would rank as China's eighth-biggest trading partner, ahead of Russia, Australia and Canada. [China Business Weekly, 12/02/2004] Many of Wal-Mart's "American Suppliers" actually manufacture most or all of their products in China * An example of an "American Supplier" is Hasbro, headquartered in Rhode Island. Today, Wal-Mart is the largest purchaser of Hasbro products—accounting for 21 percent of all Hasbro goods or more than $600 million in sales. But Hasbro reports, "We source production of substantially all of our toy products and certain of our game products through unrelated manufacturers in various Far East countries, principally China." Hasbro specifies that "the substantial majority of our toy products are manufactured in China." [2004 Hasbro 10-K filed with the SEC]