Wal-Mart Means America [infographic]

December 3, 2011 |  by  |  Business, Retail

Buy in large and bulk retailers seem to be in style these days. Wal-Mart is no exception. I’ve heard stories of protest over one company joining the local economic circle being protested. One of these companies is Wal-Mart.

For support of mom and pop shops, Wal-Mart’s openings have been disputed in many areas. Some feel they are just what the government ordered, while others have praised their opening. When I lived in Louisiana, the opening of a local Wal-Mart meant things were on the up and up. Business was booming and if a Wal-Mart was suggested, it meant that all your economic numbers were on the increase. But over the years and across state borders, this outlook has changed.

Many see the opening of a Wal-Mart as the end of all business. Local family owned industries were looked at as if they were set to be closed and Wal-Mart was the reason to blame. But upon further analysis of the infographic below, it made me wonder whether or not Wal-Mart should be praised or scowled at.

One of America’s own is the leader a major leader in revenue, sales, and manpower. Wal-Mart, in some ways, embodies that American dream better than any other company known to man. Should we hate it or embrace. Share your thoughts. [Via]

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  • http://profiles.google.com/ipull400watts Kyle Kranz

    Where does the $6.50 hour wage at Walmart come from ?!?! Because, well that’s simply not true. 

  • http://twitter.com/prashantkhorana Prashant Khorana

    Amazing infographic. Walmart continues to stay evil, but also delivers what consumers want. 

  • Brian Keith

    Walmart rocks! They do way more for US employment and economy than Obama ever could.

  • Brother John

    Hardly any of this is in the slightest bit relevant. Largest army? What are they trained to do?

    Why compare the Waltons’ charitable giving next to that of Soros, when his is generally aimed at reducing freedom and collapsing currencies?

    Walmart has done more to raise the standard of living of people in the United States than the federal government could ever possibly dream of doing. When a new one is announced, people line up 50 deep to apply for a job.

    35 years ago, the bogeyman was Kmart, for having beaten Sears at its own game. Now they’ve merged. Something will, in time, take WM down a peg.

  • MiddleCLassVoter

    Warren Buffet and Bill Gates haven’t given their money away … yet.

    And there isn’t a small town retailer in the entire world that wouldn’t love to be able to grow like Walmart has. And if those small retailers could put Walmart out of business, they would. Works both ways.