Saturday, February 18, 2006

Wal-Mart in Houston

I did not previously realize this, but the conversion from Discount Stores to Supercenters is very advanced in Houston.

There are currently only 7 Discount Stores within fifty miles of downtown Houston. (The Discount Stores are a dying breed!)

There are 39 Supercenters within fifty miles of downtown Houston.

On a store count basis, 72% of Wal-Mart's core stores (i.e. non-Sam's Club) in Houston are Supercenters.

On a square footage basis, 87% of Wal-Mart's core retail space (i.e. non-Sam's Club) in Houston is Supercenters.

Here is a link to a spreadsheet of Houston area stores.