WALMART• American multinational retail corporation.• Worlds third largest public corporation.• Founded by Sam walton in 1962.• Biggest private employer.• Largest retailer in the world.• Family-owned business.• 10,700 stores in 27 countries.
• Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.• Current sales approx US $ 446 billion.• Contributed US $ 958.9 MILLION in cash and in-kind contributions around the world.
OPERATING DIVISIONS• Walmart store US.• Sam’s club• Walmart international• Vudu• Private label brands• Entertainment
WALMART STORES US• Its consists of five retail formats:-1. Walmart discount stores.2. Walmart Supercentre3. Walmart market.4. Supermercado de Walmart.5. Walmart express.
WALMART IN INDIA• Entered into a joint venture with Bharti enterprises.• Provides wholesale cash and carry facility.• Stands between 50,000-100,000 square feet.• Current president and CEO of Walmart India is Raj Jain.• String conditions waiting.
SWOT ANALYSIS• Strenghts• Low prices• Buying power• Weaknesses• Rigid conditions for suppliers• Quality questioning by consumers.• Opportunities• Still a number of countries are untapped.• E-commerce.• Threats• Government policies• Competition.