FACT SHEET: Basic Facts about Walmart

Walmart is the largest retailer in the United States.

  • Walmart is the largest retailer in the United States, and the largest employer of African Americans, Hispanics, seniors and women nationwide.
  • Walmart’s standards are lower than the rest of the retail business.
  • Health care coverage and retirement plans are not within reach for many Walmart workers.
  • Walmart enriches those at the top. Six members of the Walton family—which own just under 50 percent of the company—are worth an estimated $100 billion.
  • Changing Walmart will alter the retail sector.

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