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I just got this email and had to share. There are some pretty amazing facts about Wal-Mart (WMT) here (assuming all are true).

1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart every hour of every day.

2. This works out to $20,928 in profit every minute!

3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1st to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) than Target (TGT) sells all year.

4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot (HD) + Kroger (KR) + Target + Sears (SHLD) + Costco (COST) + K-Mart combined.

5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people and is the largest private Employer, and most 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 (SWY) 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. Some 90% of all Americans live within 15 miles of a Wal-Mart. (..except in Los Angeles!!)

(H/T: Ken)

Source: 12 Incredible Wal-Mart Stats