Terrific visualization from Nathan at Flowing Data, who updates his Wal-Mart growth vid with the addition of Sam’s Club.

Suggestion: How about a version of Apple Store growth the past decade?

via Flowing Data

Category: Digital Media, Retail

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7 Responses to “Watching the Growth of Walmart + Sam’s Club”

  1. garo says:

    You can find a map of all stores here:
    and a chronology here:

    In fact I’ve got the XML datasheets but need to match up the opening dates and latitude/longitudes. If I can learn to be a flash developer tonight I might just send you a link to an Apple store growth video.

  2. number2son says:

    Should be titled “Metastasis”.

  3. Thank you for sharing. This is a very cool video.

  4. JET55118 says:

    Reminds me of watching bacteria grow.

  5. ashpelham2 says:

    That’s a great comparison number2son. I’d like to compare Wal Mart store growth with US factory closures….That would tell us a lot about the “benefit” wal mart has given to the US.

  6. ZedLoch says:

    hey i saw my hometown walmart go up! right around 1996. neat.

  7. rktbrkr says:

    How about a comparison to Chinese factories opening to supply Walmart