Black Friday by the numbers: Wal-Mart (WMT) says over 22M customers have been served since the...

|About: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)|By:, SA News Editor

Black Friday by the numbers: Wal-Mart (WMT) says over 22M customers have been served since the retailer opened its stores last night in a somewhat controversial decision to cut short the Thanksgiving holiday for employees. The company notes it's already knocked out 10M register transactions and hit an astounding pace of 5K items per seconds at peak time. The bigger question: Did Wal-Mart pull sales forward or take market share from rivals with its decision to launch Black Friday shopping earlier?