I was born and raised in Arkansas. I went to basketball games inside the University of Arkansas’ Bud Walton Arena and attended classes inside the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Walmart isn’t just a store for most Arkansans, it’s something that put the state on the map for something other than a bad football team or President Bill Clinton.
Walmart is truly a fascinating business and it is even more fascinating when it analyzes its own data to see what its customers are buying. The company recently reviewed data from Walmart.com and shared the top-selling items in every state with
Business Insider. Per the usual, the results are interesting and somewhat revealing.
ALABAMA: Cake mixes
ALASKA: Bathroom decor
ARKANSAS: Baby products
Cake mixes? What are y’all celebrating all the time in Alabama? And what in the world is happening to your toasters in Arizona? I don’t even want to ask about Alaska and all the bathroom decor. Too easy.
COLORADO: Apple juice
DELAWARE: Vitamins and medicine
FLORIDA: Connected homes
People in Connecticut can’t get Netflix?
ILLINOIS: Puzzle storage
Illinois, are you kidding me? Not just storage, but storage specifically designed for puzzles?
INDIANA: Hand sanitizer
KANSAS: Shampoo and conditioner
MASSACHUSETTS: Tennis balls
MARYLAND: Certificate holders
Maryland, I feel you. When you’re proud, you’re proud. Put it on display!
MAINE: Peanut butter and jelly
MICHIGAN: Life jackets
Safety first, safety last and safety in the middle.
MINNESOTA: Folding chairs
Just invest in some real chairs and you won’t have to buy so many folding chairs.
MISSOURI: Disposable washcloths
MISSISSIPPI: Cran-energy juice
Well, sure, Mississippi.
MONTANA: Laundry detergent
NORTH CAROLINA: Electric knives
NORTH DAKOTA: Drink mixes
NEBRASKA: Drink tumblers
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Nasal spray
NEW JERSEY: Dumbbells
Jersey shore, anyone?
NEW MEXICO: Golf balls
NEVADA: Canned pumpkin
NEW YORK: Connected homes
I can’t even with you, Ohio.
OREGON: Chex mix
RHODE ISLAND: Jell-O
SOUTH CAROLINA: Garage door openers
SOUTH DAKOTA: Lemon cake
TENNESSEE: Traffic safety cones
TEXAS: Wedding invitations
VIRGINIA: Baby puffs cereal
VERMONT: Luggage racks
You and Ohio are made for each other, Wisconsin.
WEST VIRGINIA: Ramen noodles
WYOMING: Freezer packs