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Friday, August 24, 2007

What Percentage of Worldwide DVD Purchases Take Place at Wal-Mart?

We all know Wal-Mart is a powerful retailer in every category, with 7000 stores worldwide.

But who'd have thought Mr. Price-Slashing Smiley Face is responsible for about 40 percent of all DVD sales?

That tidbit appears in a Wall Street Journal story today, about an exec who's leaving Wal-Mart to join DreamWorks Animation.

When it comes to CDs, Wal-Mart is only responsible for 16 percent of worldwide sales.

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