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Wal Mart

Introduction: WAL-MART is the largest revenue earning public corporation and a regularly featured organization on fortune 500 list. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. or Wal-Mart is an American public corporation that runs a chain of large, discount department stores. It is the world's largest public corporation by revenue, Founded by Sam Walton in 1962, it was incorporated on October 31, 1969, and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1972. It is the largest private employer in the world and the fourth...

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What, historically, has been Wal-Marts key source of competitive advantage in discount retailing? WalMart’s competitive advantage is a result of several key strategic choices. • First, WalMart’s choice of geographic location in rural/small town locations that were not being served by competitors allowed it to establish itself as the sole discount retailer in these areas. • WalMart’s inventory management strategy. From the onset, WalMart has been a leader in implementing new and cost effective...

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Written Analysis of Case – Wal*Mart Stores, Inc 1. To what extent can Wal-Mart’s performance be explained in terms of industry structure, and to what extent in terms of its competitive position? In assessing industry structure I have focussed primarily on Wal*Mart’s core business of the US discount store industry. Relevant aspects of Wal*Mart’s diversification into wholesale clubs and supercentres are also considered – although it could be argued that the dynamics of both (particularly the...

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rtWal-Mart 2) Wal-Mart does very well when the economy turns sour. How can it protect itself when the economy is on the rise? Explain. Wal-Mart can protect itself through a few strategies. First of all, they can start by building a wider product portfolio. Wal-Mart can try to bring in more products and add more variety to its offerings. The more products that are offered, the more customer base that can be captured. With the existing products, Wal-Mart can add on more varieties for their customers...

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (“Wal-Mart,” the “Company” or “we”) operates retail stores in various formats around the world and is committed to saving eople money so they can live better. EDLP is our pricing philosophy under which we price items at a low price every day. Comparable store sales is a measure which indicates the performance of existing stores by measuring the growth in sales for such stores for a particular period over the corresponding period in the prior year. As shown on a slide the...

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Wal-Mart Q1-What is the organization? Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (frequently branded as Wal-Mart) is an American public corporation that runs a chain of large, discount department stores. It is the world's largest public corporation by revenue, according to the 2008 Fortune Global 500. The company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962, incorporated on October 31, 1969, and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1972. Wal-Mart is the largest private employer and the largest grocery retailer in the United...

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INTRODUCTION Wal-Mart is a company based in North America but has become the largest retailer and is larger than any other retail chain in the world. It is clear that Wal-Mart is growing and gaining international power at an alarming rate. Wal-Mart journey from humble beginnings in the 1960s as a folksy discount retailer in the boondocks of Arkansas to a global retailing juggernaut in 2008 was unprecedented among the company of the world: Sales were expected to exceed $400 billion in fiscal 2009. Wal-Mart...

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Assignment for Wal-Mart   1. How was Wal-Mart successful early on? What were its sources of competitive advantage? Sam Walton had been an owner of several Ben Franklin franchises for many years. When his idea for opening up stores in small towns was turned down by the Ben Franklin organization, he and his brother Bud decided they would do it on their own. In 1962 Sam and Bud opened their first Wal-Mart Discount city store. By 1970, Walton had grown his chain to 30 discount stores in rural Arkansas...

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Wal-Mart Case study analysis Submitted by: Sarfaraj Heranja Roll No.: 33 Submitted to: Prof. Karan Shashtri VRIO framework of Wal-Mart Capabilities Valuable? Rare? Hard to Imitate? Support by organisation? IT investments and systems Y N N Y Economies of scale Y N N Y Relationship with suppliers Y Y Y Y Distribution system Y Y Y Y Low price offerings Y Y Y Y Culture Y Y Y Y Core competencies: Relationship with suppliers: WalMart known for their...

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 CASE #1 WALMART, 2005 BYRG GRATUS MGMT 642: BUSINESS POLICY FEB. 20, 2014 1. What is the Wal-Mart Brand image? Walmart has the brand image of a mega-retailer, which: offers everyday low prices on a ‘broad’ product assortment; provides the best possible shopping experience - online, through mobile and in stores; and offers a one-stop, round-the-clock family shopping destination, where families can procure everything from groceries, to household tools, to electronics; ...

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