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    Walmart History: Beginning to Today Wal-Mart is a general merchandise discount retailer, which was incorporated in 1962. Wal-Mart’s history is based on one man, Sam Walton, who changed the course of retailing forever. Sam Walton first entered retailing when he was a management trainee at J.C. Penny Co. in 1940 in Des Moines, Iowa. After serving in the Army in World War II, Walton acquired a Ben Franklin variety store franchise with his brother James Walton in Newport Arkansas, until they

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    In 1945, Sam Walton opened his first variety store and in 1962, he opened his first Wal-Mart Discount City in Rogers, Arkansas. Now, Wal-Mart is expected to exceed “$200 billion a year in sales by 2002 (with current figures of) more than 100 million shoppers a week…(and as of 1999) it became the first (private-sector) company in the world to have more than one million employees.” Why? One reason is that Wal-Mart has continued “to lead the way in adopting cutting-edge technology to track how people

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    scale Weaknesses- • The weakness is that their overhead is expensive to run store facilities all over the world. • Hierarchical corporate structure may impair decision-making. • In an attempt to succeed by means of low prices, may possibly portray Walmart as a cheap store. • Market maturing • Concentration in a low margin industry • • Zoning issues are the store real estate problems. Just because a company has the ability to build a huge store anywhere it wants to, it does not necessarily mean that

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    Overview When Sam Walton founded the first Wal-Mart in 1962, the idea of bringing in a discount-shopping store into rural America was almost unheard of, except for the local five and dime stores. When Walton noticed that he had a lot of competition from regional discount chains, him and his wife Helen traveled the country to study other new retailing concepts, and were convinced that it was the wave of the future. With Walton's vision, Wal-Mart grew to be a multi-billion dollar, international company

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    Walmart Case Definition of Main Problem: There can be no argument that Wal*Mart has revolutionized the discount retailing industry. Furthermore, CEO Glass and COO Soderquist have stepped in at the helm of this company and continued to take it in the right direction by quadrupling sales and profits from 1987 to 1993. The main problem they now face is how to sustain their phenomenal performance, and becoming number one has magnified this issue. No longer can they just sneak into small towns

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    Walmart is a highly successful discount store based in whole on its founders beliefs and convictions. Sam Walton wanted to make a difference amongst the retail dynasty. A great foundation was implemented for his customers, associates, and community. These beliefs are what today still keeps the store sky rocketing to successful measures. Walmart first department stores opened in a small lower income town called Rogers, Arkansas on July 2, 1962. Sam Walton had a vision of providing inexpensive goods

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    Introduction Walmart is one the biggest companies in the world. In 2012, Walmart regained the No. 1 spot for fortune magazine’s list of 500 American companies’ ranked by revenue. This is no small feat with sales being over 400 billion dollars in 2012 alone. The United States in 2012 only accounted for 62% of the net profits of Walmart making a multinational enterprise. In the business world there are multiple types of performance measures that can be applied to Walmart showing how large this

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    1 2 10 15 16 17 18 24 25. 1 Walmart was found in 1962 by Sam Walton when he opened the first store in Arkansas. His main goal was to provide products to consumers at the lowest prices possible. This strategy was embedded in the company’s mission statement “we save people money so they can live better. Walmart operates using this strategy. Over the years, it has worked to their advantage. Walmart’s strategy of locating themselves in small towns than in condensed urban areas was one of the first ways

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    lawsuits filed against Wal-Mart representing 150,000 women. The most recent one is a reformulated lawsuit after the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a larger case against Wal-Mart for sexual discrimination that represented women who worked at 3,400 Walmart stores. A U. S. District Judge recently denied the motion again. This has created another obstacle for the women to have their day in court. (Reuters, 2013) Wal-Mart's low wages have led to full-time employees needing to seek public assistance.

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    The first Walmart was located in Rogers, Arkansas, it was founded in 1962, by Sam Walton, he called it simply “Walton’s”. At first it started as a small town mom & pop store, and then it grew, the original store is actually now the location for The Walmart Museum. Strengths Walmart is a global retail store, since March 2016 there have been a reported 11,539 Walmart stores, this number does include the 654 Sam’s Club stores. Sam’s Club is owned by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, which is the retail corporation

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