It should come as no surprise that this retailing metropolis tops the list of not only U.S. retailers, but global retailers. This retailer routinely undercuts the competitor with deals on everything from sweatpants to electronics to over the counter medications. It of course pays for all of its bargains with some ethical corner cutting, and has been protested multiple times by unhappy workers who feel disdain for Walmart’s anti-union stance. The chain has also come under fire for bribery allegations and a recent scandal involving fox meat being sold as donkey in China.
In recent years, the retailer has actually fared much better in markets outside of the U.S. according to CNN Money. Still, with annual sales topping $400 billion and with 90 percent of people in the U.S. living within 15 minutes of a Wal-Mart, this purveyor of low cost goods has created a love affair with consumers needing low cost goods in a high priced economy. But the company isn’t content to stop there. It recently purchased a recipe start-up as part of its plan to move into the grocery delivery business as well. They won’t stop until they’ve taken over the world.