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…show more content…
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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