Walmart Department Stores In Review

By | August 9, 2015

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Walmart is the world’s largest company by revenue, according to the Fortune Global 500 list in 2014, as well as the biggest private employer in the world with 2.2 million employees. It is a family-owned business, as the company is controlled by the Walton family.

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  1. Walmart
    Retail company
  2. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., d.b.a. Walmart /ˈwɒlmɑrt/ is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of discount department stores and warehouse stores. Wikipedia
  3. Stock price: WMT (NYSE) $71.24 -1.54 (-2.12%)
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  4. Founded: July 2, 1962, Rogers, AR

Sam Walton’s heirs own over 50 percent of Walmart through their holding company, Walton Enterprises, and through their individual holdings.  It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies by market value and is also the largest grocery retailer in the U.S. In 2009, it generated 51 percent of its US$258 billion (equivalent to $284 billion in 2015) sales in the U.S. from its grocery business.

Walmart’s operations are organized into three divisions: Walmart U.S., Sam’s Club, and Walmart International. The company offers nine retail formats: supercenters, food and drugs, general merchandise stores, bodegas (small markets), cash and carry stores, membership warehouse clubs, apparel stores, soft discount stores and restaurants.


 Walmart Invasion

A panoramic photo of a remodeled Walmart Supercenter in Laurel, Maryland.

Many critics worry about its effect on local communities, particularly small towns with many “mom and pop” stores. There have been several studies on the economic impact of the stores on small towns and local businesses, jobs, and taxpayers.

In one, Kenneth Stone, a Professor of Economics at Iowa State University, found that some small towns can lose almost half of their retail trade within ten years of a store opening.  However, in another study, he compared the changes to what small town shops had faced in the past

Like with the development of the railroads, the advent of the Sears Roebuck catalog, as well as the arrival of shopping malls – and concluded that shop owners who adapt to changes in the retail market can thrive after Walmart arrives.  A later study in collaboration with Mississippi State University showed that there are “both positive and negative impacts on existing stores in the area where the new supercenter locates.”


All the stores cannot be given a review overall.  Simply because of a store demographics. Below are the links to what all Walmart Stores should offer:  Free Shipping on $35.oo or more orders

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