Wal-Mart knows a lot about Americans, courtesy of the 208 million US consumers who shop there every year. ABC News takes a look at the superstore's sales figures and finds a portrait of the nation's changing face and taste. Some highlights: Boxers are tied with briefs; Ohio buys the most TVs; and the top-selling Wal-Mart item? Bananas.
The Wal-Mart shopper is really everybody in America," says a company executive, offering a look into everybody's shopping cart. Americans love frozen foods and Pop-Tarts. Sales of acne products skyrocket at back-to-school time. People spend big bucks on their pets. And—no surprise here—the day after Thanksgiving is the busiest shopping day of the year.