FAST FIVE: Visualizing Walmart's Domination Of The US Grocery Market
Today, in some communities, Walmart takes in a whopping $19 for every $20 spent on groceries.
Today's map, based on a report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, looks at which places in America are most reliant on Walmart to put food on the table.
Even in Springfield, Missouri – with a regional population of half a million people – the big box retailer still boasts a sizable market share of 66%.
In Arkansas – the home state of the megaretailer – half the population lives in this “highly concentrated” grocery market situation.
low-income areas without easy access to a supermarket).