Walmart’s most surprising top-selling items in every state

Walmart gathers more data than any other US retailer on what Americans are buying, thanks to its sheer size.

The company recently analyzed Walmart.com data to find out which items are the most popular in every state, and shared the results with Business Insider.

There were some products that were popular across the board, including mulch, microwave ovens, Mainstays pillows, and vacuums.

Other products had a surprising level of popularity by state, such as Zyrtec in California, traffic cones in Tennessee, puzzle storage in Illinois, and lemon cake in South Dakota.

Here are some of the most surprising top-selling items in every state, according to Walmart.


ALABAMA: Cake mixes

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ALASKA: Bathroom decor

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ARKANSAS: Baby products

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ARIZONA: Toasters

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CALIFORNIA: Zyrtec

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COLORADO: Apple juice

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CONNECTICUT: Movies

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DELAWARE: Vitamins and medicine

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FLORIDA: Connected homes

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GEORGIA: Humidifiers

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HAWAII: Fabric

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IOWA: Diapers

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IDAHO: Gatorade

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ILLINOIS: Puzzle storage

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INDIANA: Hand sanitizer

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KANSAS: Shampoo and conditioner

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KENTUCKY: Legos

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LOUISIANA: Raisins

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MASSACHUSETTS: Tennis balls

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MARYLAND: Certificate holders

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MAINE: Peanut butter and jelly

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MICHIGAN: Life jackets

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MINNESOTA: Folding chairs

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MISSOURI: Disposable washcloths

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MISSISSIPPI: Cran-energy juice

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MONTANA: Laundry detergent

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NORTH CAROLINA: Electric knifes

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NORTH DAKOTA: Drink mixes

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NEBRASKA: Drink tumblers

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Nasal spray

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NEW JERSEY: Dumbbells

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NEW MEXICO: Golf balls

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NEVADA: Canned pumpkin

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NEW YORK: Connected homes

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OHIO: Hatchanimals

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OKLAHOMA: Tools

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OREGON: Chex mix

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PENNSYLVANIA: Legos

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RHODE ISLAND: Jell-O

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Garage door openers

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Lemon cake

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TENNESSEE: Traffic safety cones

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TEXAS: Wedding invitations

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UTAH: Chocolate

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VIRGINIA: Baby puffs cereal

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VERMONT: Luggage racks

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WASHINGTON: Starbursts

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WISCONSIN: Shopkins

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WEST VIRGINIA: Ramen noodles

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WYOMING: Freezer packs

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