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Here's The Difference Between Wal-Mart America And Whole Foods America

















ANDY KIERSZ

APR. 23, 2014, 10:57 AM 








Wal-Mart country and Whole Foods country are very different places.






Morgan Stanley is out with a retail "atlas" that breaks down retail stores by geography. 



Based on its data, we made the following maps showing the number of Wal-Marts and Whole Foods per 1 million people in each state.






Here's Wal-Mart: You can see it dominates in the center of the country. 


Arkansas, where Wal-Mart was born, has the most per capita with Oklahoma a close second. Wal-Mart is much less popular on the coasts.









Business Insider/Andy Kiersz, data from Morgan Stanley














Here's Whole Foods: It's not that big in the center of the country, but it's huge on the coasts. Colorado is also huge.







Business Insider/Andy Kiersz, data from Morgan Stanley











There are, of course, far more Wal-Marts than Whole Foods in each state overall, but it's fun to see where the stores are more and less concentrated.






 Bottom line: Whole Foods America is much more coastal, while Wal-Mart America is much more central.






Here are tables showing the number and the population-adjusted number of Wal-Marts and Whole Foods stores in each state:





Business Insider/Andy Kiersz, data from Morgan Stanley









Business Insider/Andy Kiersz, data from Morgan Stanley



















Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/states-where-walmart-and-whole-foods-are-dominant-2014-4#ixzz2zlsvwsBf







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