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Walmart And Target Geographic Growth, Animated

Interesting animations of Walmart & Target geographic expansion:

Random thoughts:

  • Good data visualizations are rare.
  • Both firms have been expanding for over 40 years.
  • Walmart grew methodically by region. Target bounced around.
  • Walmart is everywhere. Not news, but still mind-boggling.
  • All those leases to cover!

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Hat tip: Paul Kedrosky

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  • Alan Rimm-Kaufman
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    4 Responses to “Walmart And Target Geographic Growth, Animated”
    1. Jim Novo says:

      * Walmart grew methodically by region. Target bounced around.

      Walmart is a distribution efficiency play, geos matter
      Target is a merchandising play, demos matter

      Wonder where they got the data?

    2. Alan, these visualizations are all too rare, and fun.

      One small correction: Both Wal-Mart and Target own their stories and these days the land under them as well. So, I believe, do Sears & Kmart.

      Big investment, but it means no lease payments.

      Thanks for reading.

      Charles Fishman
      Author, “The Wal-Mart Effect”