Top 10 U.S. Retailers

The Top 10 U.S. Retailers – a surprising list

Eric Garland DataLab

This chart of the Top 10 U.S. retailers is surprising, depending on where you live. Wal-Mart is obvious; Kroger is not, depending on your address. Wal-Mart’s position here shows that it likely obeys no tradition rules when it comes to strategy. They are in fact unique, perhaps without a peer in history. Check out the company’s recent acquisition of Chinese …

sales of office supplies

Sales of office supplies in the U.S. slowly dwindling

Eric Garland DataLab

Similar to the consolidation of the beer industry, the office supply business is also undergoing massive consolidation with the takeover of Office Depot by Staples. The Federal Trade Commission has yet to approve the deal, concerned by the potential creation of a monopoly in the industry. Still, Staples’ CEO Ronald Sargent expects the deal to be closed by the end …