Ceos and executive speakers at the WWD CEO Summit shared insights and information during their presentations on more than 430 slides and in a dozen videos. From sales and earnings growth to the number of employers and economic trends, the data presented covered a lot of ground. Here are some of the highlights:

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  • Number of shoppers who walk through the doors of Wal-Mart each week: 260 million.
  • Total number of employees at Wal-Mart: 2.7 millionSeptember’s year-over-year retail sales growth (excluding autos and gasoline): +4.8%
  • September’s retail small business year-over-year sales growth (excluding autos and gasoline): +7.3% Year-over-year sales growth at small business family apparel retailers: +19.2%
  • Number of consecutive months small business retailers outpaced total retail sales growth: 20
  • Leading Retail Sectors (year-over-year growth): Restaurant: +10.3% Furniture: +6.5% Grocery: +4.6%
  • Lagging Retail Sectors (year-over-year declines): Luxury: -12.8% Electronics: -4.5% Department Stores: -3.5%
  • Number of U.S. consumers who visited a fashion Web site or app in August of 2015: 1 out of 3 Number of people, globally, who are on Facebook each month: 1.49 billion
  • Percent of Facebook users on a mobile device: 88
  • Number of sales associates at J.C. Penney Co. Inc.: 104,000
  • J.C. Penney’s 2014 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization: $323 million
  • J.C. Penney’s 2015 EBITDA (estimated): $620 million
  • J.C. Penney’s projected 2017 EBITDA: $1.2 billion
  • Number of Jimmy Choo stores in China: 18
  • Number of cities where Jimmy Choo is located in China: 11
  • Number of cities in China that represent one-half of the country’s gross domestic product: 20
  • Number of daytime workers in lower Manhattan: 454,000
  • Square feet of the Westfield World Trade Center: 365,000
  • Percent of consumers who bought an item online after browsing it in-store: 72
  • Percent of retail sales that are influenced by digital: 50
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