The Environmental Forces Of Walmart

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There are many environmental forces that can affect an organizations. One particular organization that has been affected by these environmental forces is Walmart. Some organizations such as Walmart believe in saving people money so they can live better. Walmart first store open in 1962 in Arkansas and now fifty three years later operates all over the world, deals with over 245 million customers, has 11,000 stores in 28 countries, and employee’s 2.2 million employees worldwide. Walmart believes in being innovative and demonstrate leadership through the service they offer customers and communities. Walmart is best known for their low prices and is considered by most the one stop shopping experience. In the following paragraphs we will look…show more content…
With that said, Walmart realizes that taking factors into consideration such as age, gender and income to name a few can have an impact on the organization. If a society is mostly comprised of elderly individuals with limited income the demand for products decreases, therefore, sales decreases. In contrast, if a society comprised of individuals with higher incomes are more likely to have greater purchasing power. With the first Walmart to open its doors in 1962 in Arkansas, that was just the beginning of building an empire. The placement of Walmart stores plays an important role in the success of the business. Walmart seeks to place its stores in location that they feel would be profitable. Some factors that are taken into account are the size and density of the population, as well as, the income and age of the society (Basker, 2007). These factors can determine whether or not the individual store itself will be successful. Creative business strategies has allowed Walmart to build in locations around the world, thus providing the opportunity to operate in twenty seven countries, employ 2.2 million associates, and serve over 200 hundred million customers a week. The main forces that affect Walmart in the political and legal realm is accusations and lawsuits. Walmart has had both accusations and lawsuits filed against them for for eviormental violations, child labor laws, employing immigrants as well as poor working
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