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These Maps Show How Walmart Took Over America

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These amazing time-lapse maps by Flowing Data show how Walmart took over the USA in 40 years. 

Sam Walton opened his first two stores in Arkansas by 1965: 

walmart map

 Ten years later, the retailer had expanded to 104 stores in Middle America:

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 By the eighties, Walmart had expanded north and east with 741 stores: 

walmart

 And by the 90's almost everywhere had one with more than 2000 locations: 

walmart map

 By 2006, domination was complete, with 3045 locations. 

walmart map

Here's the video version:  

Rapid Growth of Walmart from Nathan Yau on Vimeo.

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