Wal-Mart’s Growth Is Like Bombs Dropping!

Check out this cool animation pointed out to us on Wal-Mart’s store growth created by FlowingData.

It shows, in an interesting graphic presentation, Wal-Mart’s growth throughout the country since 1964.

We think it kind of looks like bombs dropping. Click on the image below and see what you think.

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6 Responses to “Wal-Mart’s Growth Is Like Bombs Dropping!”


  1. 1 E July 14, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Looks like a NORAD screen from the movies “Fail-Safe” or “Dr. Stangelove” (or the ebola-film “Outbreak” with Dustin Hoffman).

    Sorry the allusions aren’t so flattering for Wal-Mart — two films about nuclear attacks made-in-error and one about a flesh eating virus!

  2. 2 Don July 14, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Like bombs dropping? More like the outbreak of an incurable pandemic disease.The name of the disesse? GREED.

  3. 3 Nancy H July 14, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Unbelievable…looks like a nuclear disaster – one or two bombs explode, then suddenly the mass distruction spreads, and spreads, until no state is left untouched. Cool animation…I had now idea that the Great Walmart Plague was so insidious.

  4. 4 Tom July 15, 2008 at 7:10 am

    Amazing. Talk about a company that appears to be dialed into the price-value relationship. No matter what anyone says, they have hit a cord with the American people and are delivering to the people on their promise of lower prices. The growth rate is phenomenal and it would be neat to see the effect across the globe. However, because of their size and growth, they must continue to evolve in leading the business community in corporate responsibility.

  5. 5 TeenyTiny July 17, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Yep, they’ll probably be the first retailer to the moon. Anyone see a similarity to the new movie Wall-E?

  6. 6 TeenyTiny July 17, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Can’t say I agree with the reader at 7:10am, please, Wal-Mart “leading the business community in corporate responsibility?????”, surely that was a sarcastic comment. But if that is the case, this country really is in trouble.


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