Yeah, Walmart isn't a super market.
The topic is if the US is "a solitary example compared to other liberal democracies. " Nothing to do with how many many or how often.
You can buy guns at Asda?
Walmart's in my area do not sell guns anyways, they sell ammo but not guns.
The guy who lives over seas is going to tell us how our stores are defined... You are far from an expert on anything dealing with the US.
Oh yeah? Which Kroger stores are you talking about? I checked out their website and it doesn't appear that they sell guns.
Why not just go to a list of supermarkets.
Walmart, Kmart and Target are on the list.
Larger supermarkets in North America and in Europe typically sell a great number of items among many brands, sizes and varieties, including:
Alcoholic beverages (as state, provincial or local laws allow)
Baby foods and baby-care products such as disposable diapers
Breads and bakery products (many stores may have a bakery on site that offers specialty and dessert items)
Books, newspapers, and magazines, including supermarket tabloids
Bulk dried foods such as legumes, flour, rice, etc. (typically available for self-service)
Canned goods and dried cereals
CDs, audio cassettes, DVDs, and videos (including video rentals)
Cigarettes and other tobacco products (as country, state, provincial or local laws allow)
Confections and candies
Dairy products and eggs
Delicatessen foods (ready-to-eat)
Electrical products such as light bulbs, extension cords, etc.
Feminine hygiene products
Financial services and products such as mortgages, credit cards, savings accounts, wire transfers, etc. (typically offered in-store by a partnering bank or other financial institution)
Frozen foods and crushed ice
Fresh produce, fruits and vegetables
Housewares, dishware and cooking utensils (typically limited)
Laundry products such as detergents and fabric softeners
Lottery tickets (where operational and legal)
Luggage items (typically limited)
Meats, fish and seafoods (some stores may offer live fish and seafood items from aquarium tanks)
Medicines and first aid items (primarily over-the-counter drugs, although many supermarkets also have an on-site pharmacy) (as laws allow)
Nonalcoholic beverages such as soft drinks, juices, and bottled water (some stores may have a juice bar that prepares ready-to-drink freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, etc.)
Personal hygiene and grooming products
Pet foods and products
Seasonal items and decorations
Tea and coffee (some stores may have a commercial-style grinder, typically available for self-service, or a staffed coffee bar that prepares ready-to-drink coffee and tea beverages)
Toys and novelties
The 7/11 on the corner also sells groceries. I should inform them that they are a super market according to some British twit. Target sells groceries now. Are they now a supermarket?
and some stores sell a much wider range of non-food products: DVDs, sporting equipment, board games, and seasonal items (e.g., Christmas wrapping paper in December).