Friday, August 05, 2016

You Walmart Haters Are Going To Hate This Blog Posting So You May Want To Stop Reading It Before You Start Reading It

If you Walmart Haters have read this far, let me give you something to think about...

Could It Be That A Store Which Is Shopped At By 78% Of Your Fellow Americans Just Might Not Be As Evil As You Think It Is?

Something to think about...

Ø Walmart now averages a profit of $1.8 million every hour.

Ø More than 260 million people shop at Walmart every week.

Ø There are still only five stores in Vermont because Vermont does not want the retail chain but that hasn’t stopped it from growing. In total, Walmart operates more than 11,530 stores in 28 countries around the world. (I think there is a good chance that many Vermonters who live near the state line make the trip to an adjoining state to shop and pay that state’s sales tax.)

Ø Walmart has more than 2.3 million employees. The only organization that comes close is the Chinese Army which has 2.29 million active members.

Ø Combined, the world’s Walmart parking lots alone take up an area roughly the size of Tampa, Florida.

Ø With so many items being sold, what is the most purchased? Apparently it’s bananas.

Ø Walmart is reportedly the top solar customer in the U.S., having already installed 260 solar projects on store rooftops -- which can provide as much as 30% of the power used by that facility. Walmart says it has already saved more than $5 million on its energy bill.

Ø While staff are expected to have excellent customer service at all times, the company has a 10-Foot Rule implemented by Sam Walton. Apparently he said, “I want you to promise that whenever you come within 10 feet of a customer, you will look him in the eye, greet him, and ask him if you can help him.” (Personally, I do not think this rule is still in effect.)

Ø While other companies might have failed to make profit in challenging economic times, Walmart continues to grow. In the last five years it’s experienced a $60 billion revenue growth.

Ø Walmart’s 2015 revenue was a whopping $482 billion. Those kind of profits make the company richer than many countries, including: South Africa at $317.3 billion, United Arab Emirates at $339.1 billion, Norway at $397.6 billion, Belgium at $458.7 billion and Sweden at $483.7 billion.


This is the Bottom so here is the Bottom Line...

People who need to or like to save money shop at Walmart. Isn’t it nice they have a store to go to where they can do just that?


Would I kid u?