Wal-Mart Case Study 2010 to 2011

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Background
Beginning of Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was first established and founded by Sam Walton at Rogers, Arkansas in 1962. The business growth of the retail store was momentous that within a span of seventeen years in operation. Wal-Mart had already topped annual sales at one billions. By end of January in 2002, Wal-Mart has been recognized as the largest retailer in the world a sales record of US $218 billion. With this huge and continuous development, the retail store was eventually able to operate at the global level. The global operation of Wal-Mart was marked by the establishment of its first international store in 1991 at Mexico City.
Through its international reach, an estimate of one hundred million customers are
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Wal-Mart stores earned 51% of their revenue from grocery sales in 2010, with sales of entertainment, electronics, and toys a distant second at 13% of Wal-Mart stores ' revenue. The company plans to open 145-160 new stores in 2011.

Q4 2011 (ended January 31, 2011)
Wal-Mart 's fourth quarter net income increased 27% to $6.06 billion. The increase comes largely from increases in international sales and cost cutting measures, and doesn 't reflect a continuing lack of growth in the US market. * Net sales for the fourth quarter increased 2.5% to $115.6 billion. Growth was primarily due to an 8.9% increase in international sales. Same-store sales for US Wal-Mart stores fell by 1.8%, the 7th straight quarter of declines. Same-store sales at Sam 's Club stores increased 2.7%.
Sam’s Club (11.5% of Revenue)

At the end of 2010, the company operated 596 Sam’s Club locations nationwide, which generated $46 billion in total sales. Sales at Sam 's Club stores fell 0.4% in 2010 due to a 1.4% decline in comparable store sales. Sam 's Club stores earn revenue through the sale of bulk brand name merchandise including grocery items, electronics, and furniture, but also sell private-label merchandise under the Member 's Mark, Bakers & Chefs, and Sam 's club brands. In 2011, Wal-Mart plans to open 5-10 new Sam 's Club locations nationwide.
INTERNATIONAL REVENUE
Wal-Mart operates international

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