This One Slide From Wal-Mart Basically Says It All...

The below chart was presented at Wal-Mart’s big investor day yesterday.

Basically says it all, no? (Note: GV = Great Value, Wal-Mart’s private label brand)

Photo: Wal-Mart

It’s one symptom of a broader economic malaise.

For more on the decline of the lower classes, and the yawning gap between rich and poor, see these key charts.

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