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  • Wal Mart Stores, Inc.

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    Sam Walton was born in 1918 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Sam opened the first Walmart in 1962 at the age of 44 in Rogers, Arkansas. The company was officially incorporated as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in 1969 and sold its first stock in 1970 for $16.50 per share. By 1972 Walmart had 51 stores and recorded sales of $78 million dollars. The company continued to broaden and in 1980 they opened the first Sam’s Club and the first Walmart Supercenter. They united supermarkets with merchandise, making everything

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    Using a retailer of your choice critically evaluate the retail strategy. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (hence: Walmart) is a retailer that truly sums up the American capitalist spirit; having started as a single store in a small Arkansas town, the company is now a corporate empire with over 11,000 stores, trading under 71 different banners, in 27 countries (Walmart, 2014). As a result, it boasts a number of titles: it is not only the world’s largest retailer but also the world’s largest company by revenue

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    1. The organization chosen for this study is Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Wal-Mart is an American multinational company that operates a chain of warehouse stores and departmental stores. The organization is headquartered in Arkansas from which operations of 11,000 stores are spread in over 27 countries. Sam Walton formed the company in 1962. The purpose of the company was if they could lower the cost of living for everyone it would give the world the opportunity to have a better life by saving money. After

  • Wal Mart Stores Inc.

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    single discount store and the idea of selling more for less, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has grown into the largest retailer in the world and employs just over 2.2 million associates worldwide. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is the largest private employer in the United States with just over 1.4 million individuals employed domestically. Millions of customers visit more than 11,500 stores in over 28 countries, as well as e-commerce sites in 11 countries each week. After 50 years in business, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. continues

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    I have worked for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. at many of their facilities. In between all periods that I was working for the company, I have been very busy helping run and operate my grandparents ' farm, as well as attending college courses. I am an honor student, having graduated from Eastern Oklahoma State College with a degree in general studies, and as a member of Phi Theta Kappa. I am currently a student, attending classes at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. As my grandfather passed away

  • Wal Mart Stores, Inc.

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    The company was incorporated as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. on October 31, 1969. In 1970, it opened its home office and first distribution center in Bentonville, Arkansas. It had 38 stores operating with 1,500 employees and sales of $44.2 million. It began trading stock as a publicly held company on October 1, 1970, and was soon listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The first stock split occurred in May 1971 at a price of $47 (equivalent to $275.00 in 2015). By this time, Walmart was operating in five

  • Wal Mart Stores Inc. Essay

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    Overview Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (Walmart) is engaged in the operation of retail stores, wholesale, and other various formats across the world (MintGlobal, 2016). Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansa, Sam Walton founded Walmart in 1962 and the company was incorporated in 1969 (Reuters, 2016). Being the largest retailer in the world with over 2.3 million employees (MarketLine, 2016), Walmart is a multinational company with operations in over 27 countries (Reuters, 2016). Every week, Walmart gets approximately

  • Wal Mart Stores, Inc. Essay

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    Financials Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., doing business as Wal-Mart, which is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores and grocery stores. Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, the company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962 and incorporated on October 31, 1969. In accounting, there is much to be learned, about the financial aspects of a business. In the past five weeks, this writer has learned the importance of financial reports and

  • Wal Mart Stores, Inc. Essay

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    Company Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. also referred to as Walmart is the company that I am going to research for my proposal. The company website is www.walmart.com and the corporate website is www.corporate.walmart.com. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., (2016) stated that Sam Walton opened the first Walmart Discount City in 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas. Before Wal-Mart Discount City; Sam and James Walton, brothers opened up a variety store franchise in 1945 (Wal-Mart Stores Inc., 2015) Sam Walton had retail experience

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    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the largest corporation in the world that specializes in selling goods at the lowest possible price. Having low prices attracts more customers and results in an increase in total profits even though, the markup per product is at bare minimum (Press 2004). Walmart’s products include food, beverages, home products, personal care products, toys, clothing, electronics, and much more (Walmart 2016). Walmart’s stock of such a large variety of products makes it one of most useful