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7 interesting facts about Walmart

Walmart is an American multinational retail corporation that was founded in 1962. Since then it has changed economics of many countries. By the way, do you know that Walmart has different names in different places? Keep on reading to learn more amazing facts about Walmart.


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69 Comments
Ellen Sheehan
I certainly hope that Walmart is never considered a beacon of “American cultural values”. Wiping out small local businesses, locking people in stores overnight to work mandatory overtime, no overtime pay, substandard wages, no medical insurance coverage. Those are some of the other historical and current aspects of Walmart. You did not include them in your facts about Walmart. You might mention some facts about the massive wealth of the Walton family forged penny-by-penny on the backs of slave-wages pay of foreign workers and underpaid American workers. To top it off, other billionaires give at least a decent portion to charity. Walton’s are believed to give about 0.07% to charity. Mind you, no one is required to be charitable, but with all they get, one would expect them to give back.
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Apr 4, 2020 5:55PM
Linda Madison Leckey
Thank God not in Australia.
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Apr 4, 2020 6:30AM
Jim Adams
Walmart, the only company in America still allowed to pay slave wages to its employees.
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Apr 3, 2020 6:53PM
Linalinda Eichin
Not in Australia
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Apr 4, 2020 3:46AM
Linda Drayer
Like Walmart? Hell NO! I worked there for 8 Hellish YEARS!
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Apr 3, 2020 10:31PM
Linda Drayer
Most of the people were on Welfare. They didn’t get a living wage.
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Oct 15, 2021 1:36PM
Linda Drayer
I worked for Walmart in California. They treated me badly. Slave wages, etc. When my Mother died I got Two whole days off!
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Oct 15, 2021 1:33PM
Mary Coyne Wessling
Walmart, the culprit in many the demise locally owned stores in towns and cities across America. I have nothing but contempt for this corporation. Seems they left a few important (and no less fascinating) facts out. #8 Walmart advises their employee to apply for food stamps and Medicaid to supplement their pitiful wages that come with no benefits because the company is known to keep people working at just below the number of hours that would qualify them for some benefits. #9 The Germans aren't the only people who don't like Walmart.
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Oct 11, 2021 11:21AM
Linda Drayer
Worst place that l ever worked !!!
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Oct 6, 2021 12:00PM
Janette Will
Linda Madison Leckey, I agree. The Industrial laws in Australia would not allow such treatment of workers.
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Oct 4, 2021 12:55AM
Frank McCormick
No longer in the UK.left there a year or two ago... couldn't get what they wanted with asda so they split.
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Oct 1, 2021 2:40AM
vasily tchaikovsky
Walmart is expensive store at NYC, Kew Food store is good
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Aug 6, 2021 5:56PM
Roy Tinis
Don't really like Walmart Canada...BUT, when you're on a fixed income, you have to swallow your pride and do a little shopping there for some stuff. Especially since they've squeezed most of the competition out...even in big cities.
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Mar 7, 2021 11:37AM
michael d engels
Timely that we are discussing that Walmart supplies its own electric energy in Texas, given the deregulated market there. We all know how that's turning out, in real time now (February 2021)
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Feb 25, 2021 8:31AM
lmoores
I've shopped at Walmart twice in my life. They are not cheap like they claim.
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Dec 28, 2020 5:57AM
lmoores
Kelly Hall, there are none at all in Australia
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Dec 28, 2020 5:54AM
lmoores
Jim Adams, Amazon as well.
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Dec 28, 2020 5:51AM
douglaspollard
Ellen summed it up quite well I think. We are in Mexico where Walmart is still called Walmart and in a small community where Walmart offers the only choice for many things so yes we go there reluctantly sometimes. Luckily it seems that all the small individually owned businesses continue to thrive. Our alternate bi box is Costco, an hour or so away. Costco has an opposite reputation for product quality and employee treatment One fact tat I expected to see is that Walmart apparently has its own fleet of super fast ships that do nothing but go back and forth to China. Ellen I believe one other billionaire, Jeff Bezzos of Amazon fame is equally miserly and miserable to employees and is even richer than the Waltons as a result.
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Dec 18, 2020 10:46AM
renateleppert
Don Markusic, I was born in Germany,and Walmart in Canada is where I shop occasionally .However I can't agree with how little they pay their employees,nor how little they donate to good causes.Seems to me like a lot of greed !!
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Dec 16, 2020 1:14PM
Connie Beach Maltin
Cherie Duprez, if there are only self checkouts open at any store, I leave my cart and walk out if they wont open a lane with a checker. But I dont ever go to Walmart anyway.
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Nov 18, 2020 5:20PM

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