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Content Guy's Note:  Today, we turn our "Eye Opener" over to Scott Moses, who is a partner and Head of the Grocery, Pharmacy & Restaurants Investment Banking practice at Solomon Partners.  Scott - who has facilitated  some of the largest and most significant grocery and pharmacy M&A transactions of the past two decades and is a familiar presence to the MNB community - has crafted an infographic that illustrates the power of Walmart through five facts that you may not know about the company, and that together add up to a competitor that only gets stronger and tougher.

KC's View:

This strikes me as the kind of graphic that Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen and Albertsons CEO Vivek Sankaran will just forward to Lina Khan, chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with a seven-word message:

"THIS is why we need to merge."