Retail sales in the United States fell 2.8 % in October, which is the largest drop on record and another sign that consumers are cutting down in the faltering economy.

This was larger that the declines since October 2001, after the 9/11 tragedy.

The only company that went against the trend was Wal-Mart who had an increase in sales of 2.4% for October on 2007.

The giant retailer, has shown remarkable resilience to go against the trend, which is one more reason that they are the world's largest retailers.