Thursday, September 13, 2007

Boxers or Briefs?

Good Morning America did a really interesting story this morning on What Wal-Mart Knows About You based what you buy at their stores. This type of product tracking then determines the type of merchandise they stock. Makes sense, right? Here is what they know about us:

*90 percent of Americans visit Wal-Mart at some point.

*People in the northeast buy bagels for breakfast, while those in Texas prefer donuts.

*What is the number 1 item Wal-Mart sells in its stores? Bananas!! Yes, they sell 390,000 miles worth of bananas.

*"While Boston may have had its tea party, when it comes to a tea lover's state, Pennsylvania wins hands down. Its residents drink five times more tea than anyone else."

*"The second most popular shopping day of the year is Dec. 23 followed closely by Dec. 22."

*"Five years ago, the top-selling television at Wal-Mart was a 25-inch analog TV. Today, it's all about the 32-inch flat screen. Ohio buys the most TVs overall."

*"The average female shopper at Wal-Mart is a size 14 who wears a size 8½ shoe."

*Boxers or briefs? "It turns out that after years of briefs being in the lead, boxers and briefs are tied. There are regional differences, though. Southern men, for example, prefer boxers."

*"Thirty percent of boys and girls age 9 to 12 are shopping in the men's and women's departments, according to Wal-Mart. "

You can read the entire story here.

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