We can easily say that it’s been a busy year for America’s biggest big-box retailer – Walmart. I’m from California and I enjoy shopping at Walmart. According to the latest statistics, Walmart reported a spike in overall sales of 10 percent, while its online sales—largely driven by COVID-19-related lockdown measures—rose a staggering 74 percent.
Walmart is one of the few retailers positioned to successfully navigate a global pandemic, reporting a surge in quarterly sales as consumers turned to its giant stores to stock up on food and household goods. Ladies and gentlemen, Walmart has sold a lot of household goods—including face masks, hand soaps, and toilet paper rolls — their number-one-selling item may surprise you: It’s…
Bananas have been the top-selling item at Walmart for years. “Customers love bananas because they’re an easy, healthy food to pack and eat and very affordable,” company spokesman Brooke Buchanan said.
The rise of banana sales at Walmart is yet another sign of just how much has changed for the retailer since the coronavirus pandemic began. In 2019, the store’s list of top-selling items didn’t feature any foods at all. Rather, it included items such as slow cookers, flushable wipes, paper towels, TVs, and disposable washcloths.
Meanwhile, experts are estimating that Walmart has experienced 300 percent increase in grocery sales in the first quarter of this year versus the previous quarter. And if you can’t get enough Walmart news, make sure you’re aware of the key section in stores the retailer is thinking of ditching forever.
Dorn Wenninger, vice president of produce and floral for Walmart US, told that the company sold over 1.5 billion pounds of bananas last year. That’s really impressive, right? So, ladies and gentlemen – how often do you buy bananas at Walmart?