"Amazon.com Inc. will supplant Walmart Inc. as the biggest U.S. retailer by 2025, according to a new report, suggesting the e-commerce giant has too much momentum for Walmart to stop despite big investments in its own e-commerce offerings.
"By 2025, U.S. shoppers will buy $632 billion worth of products at Amazon and retail affiliates including Whole Foods Market, surpassing Walmart’s $523 billion, according to the report by Edge by Ascential, which measured the value of all goods sold by each company online and in stores with the exception of gasoline."
- KC's View:
Amazon has been on this trajectory for a long time, although the timing isn't exactly a a sure thing - after all, Walmart also is continuing to grow its marketplace business.
But Amazon also continues to grow, and it is hard to know exactly how big its total business will be, especially as it opens its new bricks-and-mortar stores.