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Walmart: The Giant

August 20, 2015

Walmart Stores, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas. From humble beginnings the retail store chain has become a global giant. As the company states, on a weekly basis, over 245 million customers and members visit Walmart’s around 11,000 stores under 65 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. The company employs a staggering 2.2 million associates all over the world. It had net annual sales of $482.2 billion.

The store operates through three segments: Walmart US, Walmart International, and Sams Club. It operates discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, restaurants, apparel stores, drug stores, and convenience stores, as well as retail Websites, such as walmart.com, and samsclub.com.

The stores offer meat, produce, deli, bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, as well as health and beauty products, baby products, pet supplies, electronics, cameras and supplies, video games, movies, music, cellular phones, cellular service plan contract, hardware, apparel; just about anything you want.

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