What Walmart Can Tell Us About Ourselves

Walmart knows more about us than we do, according to ABC News.

They know that people in the Northeast eat bagels for breakfast and prefer brown eggs to white. They know that people in Austin, TX eat a lot of doughnuts.

They know what Americans buy.

John Fleming, Wal-Mart’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, said it should be no surprise that Wal-Mart reflects who we are as a nation.

“The Wal-Mart shopper is really everybody in America. We have 138 million customers who shop in our store every week,” Fleming said.

Wal-Mart says frozen pizza sales have increased 12 times in the past 10 years. But frozen food no longer has to mean bad for you.

America is a nation that’s increasingly health conscious, and that’s reflected in the products lining the frozen food aisles in Wal-Mart stores across the nation.

Sales of steamable vegetables and readymade, low-fat meals are on the rise. When it comes to fruit and vegetables, we prefer ours fresh.

The No. 1 selling item in the entire store may surprise you — bananas!

Ew, we hate bananas, but we love tea—which means we belong in Pennsylvania. PA drinks 5 times more tea than any other state.

What Wal-Mart Knows About You [ABC News]
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