By revenue, Walmart is the world’s largest company. It turned over approximately $480 billion in 2016 according to the Fortune Global 500 list.
Take this for a mind-blowing stat – if Walmart were a country, it would be the 26th largest economy in the world.That would put it above countries such as Austria, Hong Kong and Singapore (and of course hundreds more).
It’s no wonder the store is doing so well financially, it’s always filled with bargains that many eager shoppers are happy to search for.
In a typical Walmart Neighbourhood Store, you can expect to find around 29,000 items up for grabs. If you go to a bigger Supercentre though, you have the luxury of even greater choice – these stores stock up to 142,000 items. WOW.
The shops are massive with a seemingly endless supply of goods.
Hawaii is the only state not to have one of Walmart’s ‘supercentres’. The biggest of these can be found in Crossgates Commons, New York. This humungous store is 260,000 square feet (24,000 square meters), spread over two floors.
Wise isn’t everything though, as the busiest store is a smaller one. In 2006, the busiest in the world was the one in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Have a guess at what the store’s biggest selling item was in 2014…