And though Wal-Mart might not have invented site-to-store free shipping, its adoption of the concept forced rivals like Target (NYSE: TGT ) and Macy's (NYSE: M ) to eventually offer the service to their customers, too.
WAL-MART STORES INC' earnings per share from the most recent quarter came in slightly below the year earlier quarter. The company has suffered a declining pattern of earnings per share over the past year.
The size and dominance of Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT ) is simply mind-boggling. The company has over 11,000 locations worldwide, and employs more folks than any other publicly traded company in existence: 2.2 million people.