Walmart Case Study 2003

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Case Study Analysis Wal-Mart’s Current Strategy and Challenges Executive Summary Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is the largest retail company in the United States. Their corporate strategy is four parts: Dominance in the retail market, expansion in the U.S. and International markets, creation of positive brand and company recognition and branch out into new sectors of retail. We will answer some questions and discuss to better understand Wal-Mart’s strategies. What are the threats and challenges Wal-Mart is facing? What priorities did CEO Lee Scott set in his “Wal-Mart: 21st Century Leadership” address? Discuss initiatives outlined in “Supplemental Benefits Documentation: Board of Directors Retreat FY06”. Was damage done to…show more content…
Mr. Scott wanted to start looking at these issues through a different lens to deal with the issues. He feels they need to be more committed to the issues, and as the leader of retail becoming the most competitive and innovated company in the world, they need be better at attacking the issues mentioned earlier. As Wal-Mart looks at the issues in a different light it will allow them to grow and become a better company. They will be able to push the envelope and force their competitors to do the same. It will reduce their cost and provide them with the ability to expand even more locally and globally. These issues can also help solve the challenges and threats they are experiencing now and what they will experience in the future. Q3 Initiatives outlined in the “Supplemental Benefits Documentation: Board of Directors Retreat FY 06. The initiatives discussed dealt with three of the biggest benefit-related challenges the company is facing, which are growth in benefits, the associates’ satisfaction of benefits and Wal-Mart’s healthcare benefits. They devised a nine limited-risk initiative and five bold steps to deal with the challenges. Limited-risk initiatives is having Wal-Mart to adjust the eligibility requirements for health insurance, minimize the subsidies provided to spouses,
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