Walmart Project Report

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Company Overview

Wal-Mart originated in 1969 under the leadership of Sam Walton. Wal-Mart is the largest superstore chain in the United States. Wal-Mart operates 8,000 stores across three business segments of retail stores worldwide that offer a wide array of general merchandise including groceries, apparel, electronics, and small appliances. In addition, the company is the world's largest retailer and grocery chain by sales and just over half of the company's sales comes from grocery items. The company focuses on offering the lowest prices across its business segments.

The Company operates in three business segments: Walmart U.S., International and Sam's Club. During the fiscal year ended January 31, 2010 (fiscal 2010), • The Walmart U.S. segment accounted for 63.8% of its net sales, and operated retail stores in different formats in the United States, as well as Walmart's online retail operations, walmart.com. • The International segment consists of retail operations in 14 countries and Puerto Rico. During fiscal 2010, the segment generated 24.7% of the Company's net sales. The International segment includes different formats of retail stores and restaurants, including discount stores, supercenters and Sam's Clubs that operate outside the United States. • The Sam's Club segment consists of membership warehouse clubs in the United States and the segment's online retail operations, samsclub.com. During fiscal 2010, Sam's Club accounted for 11.5% of its net sales. Wal Mart v/s Competitors Market cap Wal Mart Stores Inc $196.1B Target Corp $39.5B \ Costco Wholesale Corp $27.8B Dollar General Corp $9.8B

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