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How Walmart Stacks Up Against Amazon

Walmart’s recent acquisition of a majority stake in Flipkart made one thing clear: The retail giant is serious about taking on Amazon worldwide.

So how well matched are the two companies? On sheer scale of retail sales, Walmart is a much bigger company—$496 billion compared to Amazon’s $160 billion (excluding Amazon Web Services). Amazon is dominant in online retail, with an estimated 40% of the market—but online makes up only 9.5% of total sales. And Walmart is doing its best to catch up, aggressively rolling out same-day deliveries for online grocery orders to keep up with Amazon’s moves in the same direction. To give a better sense of how the two companies stack up in various industries, we’ve put together the chart below.

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