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Walmart’s Reign as America’s Biggest Retailer Is Under Threat

Posted on AllSides May 15th, 2024
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JOE CARROTTA FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

For a decade, Walmart has reigned as the nation’s biggest company by revenue. Its sales last year added up to $648 billion—more than $1.2 million a minute.

That status comes with benefits. It gives Walmart power in negotiations with product manufacturers and in dealing with government officials over policy issues. It’s also a point of pride: Job postings often tout working at the “Fortune 1” company as a perk.

Its reign is looking shaky lately. If current sales trends persist, Amazon is likely to overtake Walmart soon. Amazon reported $575 billion in total revenue last year,...

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