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  • Wal Mart

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    What, historically, has been Wal-Marts key source of competitive advantage in discount retailing? WalMart’s competitive advantage is a result of several key strategic choices. • First, WalMart’s choice of geographic location in rural/small town locations that were not being served by competitors allowed it to establish itself as the sole discount retailer in these areas. • WalMart’s inventory management strategy. From the onset, WalMart has been a leader in implementing new and cost effective

  • Wal-Mart

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    INTRODUCTION Wal-Mart is a company based in North America but has become the largest retailer and is larger than any other retail chain in the world. It is clear that Wal-Mart is growing and gaining international power at an alarming rate. Wal-Mart journey from humble beginnings in the 1960s as a folksy discount retailer in the boondocks of Arkansas to a global retailing juggernaut in 2008 was unprecedented among the company of the world: Sales were expected to exceed $400 billion in fiscal 2009. Wal-Mart

  • The Success Of Wal Mart

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    Mission Wal-Mart Stores have been around for more than 50 years, opening the first store in Rogers, Arkansas in 1962. After an early success of a small dime store Mr. Sam Walton wanted to expand on his business knowledge and liked the idea of living in a small town where he and his wife could enjoy a small town living. Through the success of Wal-Mart Stores create lower cost and great service to its customers, Mr. Walton opened the Sam’s Club franchise and even making some of the Wal-Mart stores

  • Wal-Mart Positive

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    May 2011 Wal-Mart’s Positive Effect on a Community         When it comes to shopping for clothes, groceries, and other belongings; there is one question customers must ask themselves. Do you shop with your head or your heart? Shopping with you head refers to looking for discounts and saving as much money as you can while, shopping with your heart is going to a local store and paying extra to support a family owned business. Most respond with saving money and getting discounts. Wal-Mart is one of

  • Wal-Mart Phenomenon

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    The Wal-Mart Phenomenon Michael Hancock SOC200: Introduction to Sociology Gary Mayhew September 18, 2005 The Wal-Mart Phenomenon At Wal-Mart, "everyday low prices" is the motto. This slogan has helped create the largest business in world history with over $245 billion in revenues. It is actually three times the size of the No. 2 retailer in the world, France's Carrefour. Nearly 138 million shoppers visit one of the 4,750 Wal-Mart retail stores in the United States each week. This trade giant

  • Wal-Mart Background

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    Company background Wal-Mart is the world's largest retailer by annual sales and number of employees, tracing its history back to 1962 when it was first opened in US (guardian.co.uk). Wal-Mart operates in 27 countries worldwide under 69 different names including the acquisition of ASDA in the UK. Wal-Mart has reached $1bn in sales in 1980 and reached $414bn in 2012 and is currently employing 2.2 million employees worldwide. Wal-Marts stores offer merchandise such as housewares, electronics, small

  • Wal Mart Vs. K Mart

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    Wal-Mart vs. K-Mart Introduction of the Wal-Mart Company “A megacorporation with sales that consistently rank it as the number-one or number-two publicly traded company in the United States and in the world, Wal-Mart has impacted wage rates, prices, and economies on a local, national, and global scale. It is arguably the world 's most important privately controlled economic institution. It not only has no rivals, it actually influences the prices set by its suppliers and has often seemed impervious

  • The Case Of Wal Mart

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    When we hear someone say they need to go to the grocery store, what is the first place that comes to mind? For most of us, it is Wal Mart. From its market end, to its home and beauty supply, all the way to its lawn and garden department, Wal Mart has been ordained one of the most profitable companies in the entire world. But it did not start out that way. With a dream, determination, leadership, and some sweat, Sam Walton, made a small mom and pop store into the multibillion dollar company it is

  • WAL-MART Essays

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    Wal-Mart Is Wal-Mart good for communities, or is Wal-Mart a wolf in sheep's clothing? With a gross annual sales of over $67 billion and more than 2,000 stores, Wal-Mart is one of the biggest corporations in the United States. Wal-Mart opens a new store once every two days in small communities and cities across the United States, however, are these stores good for these communities, or are they wrecking havok? When you look down at the fine print Wal-Mart doesn't earn it's money it steals it money

  • Introduction to Wal Mart

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    Wal-Mart Story Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is an American public corporation that runs a chain of large, discount department stores. It is the world's largest public corporation by revenue and is founded by Sam Walton in 1962. It is the largest private employer in the world and the fourth largest utility or commercial employer. Wal-Mart is the largest grocery retailer in the United States, with an estimated 20% of the retail grocery and consumables business, as well as the largest toy seller in the