Shaquille O’Neal holds the record for biggest total purchase in Walmart history. Shaq spent $70,000 in one stop at Walmart in 2008.
Two Walmart employees fell in love and got married in the same store where they worked in. “We didn’t know where we wanted to get married, and we didn’t have a lot of money to do anything big. Everybody we know works at Walmart …all our friends are here.”
A Montana State University Professor sued Walmart because they put his occupation as “Toilet Cleaner” on his fishing license.
Walmart makes over $13 billion in sales from food stamps, but because of its employees’ low wages, also likely has the most employees currently receiving food stamps.
Walmart permits RV parking on their store lots as they are able and the price is free for overnight parking. In some states Walmart puts up clearance bars so people can’t pull their rv’s or tractor/trailers into the parking lot. In FL, there is an increase in no overnight parking signs at Walmart as well as tow trucks present circling the lot. It’s because people start setting up like they are living there long term and taking up a majority of the parking lot while not purchasing anything from Walmart.
WalMart and McDonalds are the 3rd and 4th largest employers in the world; only the armies of the United States and China employ more people.
In 2000, a meat department at a Walmart in Texas became the first store to unionize. Within two weeks Walmart eliminated all meat department positions and switched to pre-packaged meats.
Norway stopped investing money into Walmart after determining that the company is guilty of “serious violations of fundamental ethical norms.”
In 2011, a man killed his wife inside the Walmart she was working at. Rather than close the store, they chose to just rope off the gore-splattered area while police investigated.
Walmart profits $17.20 billion a year. Their employees receive $2.66 billion in government help each year.