Wal-Mart Report Released
Dec 9, 2005
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Research and Markets released a business profile of retailer Wal-Mart. The research firms says Wal-Mart Stores is the world's largest retailer as measured by total revenues, operating stores in various formats around the world. Wal-Mart says its strategy is to offer "a broad assortment of quality merchandise and services at everyday low prices (EDLP)."

During the fiscal year ended January 31, 2005, Wal-Mart had net sales of U.S. $285.2 billion. As of October 31, 2005, the company's had, in the U.S.:

  • 1,233 Wal-Mart stores
  • 1,914 Supercenters
  • 556 Sam's Clubs
  • 96 Neighborhood Markets

    Wal-Mart operated units around the world include:
  • Argentina, 11 stores
  • Brazil, 153
  • Canada, 261
  • China, 49
  • Germany, 88
  • South Korea, 16
  • Mexico, 748
  • Puerto Rico, 54
  • United Kingdom, 303

    As of January 31, 2005, Wal-Mart had approximately 1.7 million employees worldwide, with approximately 1.3 million employees in the United States and approximately 410,000 in foreign countries.

    Topics covered in the research report include:

    1.0 Industry Overview/Trends
    2.0 Company Overview
    3.0 Corporate Strategy
    4.0 Internet Activities
    5.0 Company Executives
    6.0 Financial and Statistical Information
    7.0 Lines of Business
    8.0 Sources

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