Wal-Mart Essay Topics

Wal-Mart Stores

Optimistic and energetic, Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart Stores Incorporated was a great businessman. He was born in Kingfish, Oklahoma on March 29, 1918. He was raised in Missouri where he worked in his father’s store while attending school. Sam was a multimillionaire, but by working hard he achieved his dreams. He opened the… View Article

The Wal-Mart

Currently, Kroger is the country’s largest traditional supermarket chain. Kroger sells over $60 billion a year, and operates over 2500 supermarkets across the country. But even Kroger is still in competition with Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart’s philosophy and culture does not appear to value consumer or company ethics. They compete with more than food prices. Many supercenters… View Article

Wal-Mart Core Competencies

With a market in 69 different banners and in 27 countries, Wal-Mart is one of the biggest corporations of our time. All of Wal-Mart’s success has been received by the core competencies that the corporation holds within them. Wal-Mart has become one of our world’s largest and cheapest retailers all over the world, which is… View Article

Transactions: Its Impact on Business and Technology especially on Wal-Mart

Abstract This paper gives a brief description about the impact and the use of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Technology in one of the largest retail giants Wal-Mart. Some of Wal-Mart’s experiences in the area have been discussed. The advantages and disadvantages of using the RFID technology have also been looked into. The future of Wal-Mart… View Article

Policies and Practices at Wal-Mart

Think about Wal-Mart and think about the biggest and most successful chain of department stores in the United States. Think about Wal-Mart and think about a multi-billion dollar company which just continues to expand. Now think about working for this company. Initially you might think about the great opportunity and promise to work for a… View Article

Introduction to Business: Walmart

1. Unethical Business Ethics is defined as beliefs about what is right and wrong or good and bad in actions that affect others.( Therefore, unethical behaviour is behaviour that is believed to be bad or wrong actions or decisions. Other definition about ethics is ‘the activity of examining the moral standards of a society, and asking… View Article


Wal-Mart’s first foray outside the United States was in Mexico in 1991. Although Wal-Market executives had no previous foreign experience, they recognized that there were substantial income and cultural differences in Mexico. Accordingly, the American retail giant established a 50/50 join venture with Cifra SA, Mexico’s largest retailer. Despite havig a partner, the company made… View Article

Compensation: The Increase in Turnover Rates and De-motivated due to Low Compensation

Compensation is a form of pay and rewards received by employees on the basis of their performance. Compensation divides into two parts: direct and indirect compensation. Direct compensation includes employee wages and salaries, incentives, bonuses, and commission. Indirect compensation includes employee recognition programs, rewarding jobs, organizational support, work environment and flexible work hours to accommodate… View Article

Wal-Mart Case Analysis

Wal-Mart is the largest retail store in the United States today and it has remained that way for several decades now. In order to stay ahead of the competition Wal-Mart employs different kinds of strategies and campaigns. One of its strategies is to dominate the retail market through its philosophy – “Everyday Low Prices. ”… View Article


The answer to this issue requires qualification. I agree with the John L. Campbell’s statement that corporations are less likely to act in socially responsible behavior if there is too little competition. In monopolistic enterprises where corporations do not have any competitor, there is indeed no reason for companies to engage in socially responsible behavior…. View Article

Wal-Mart Goes South

Wal-Mart, founded in 1962 in Benton Arkansas by Sam Walton has grown from a small mom and pop store to an international juggernaut of a corporation today. Wal-Mart now, “serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week. We serve them in the ways they want to be served – in retail outlets,… View Article

Wal-Mart Current Market Conditions

Market trends in the retail market are not difficult to track. “Any major initiative Wal-Mart undertakes has enormous supply chain implications worldwide” (ThomasNet News, 2010). The analysis for this paper is to look at the approach of Wal-Mart in a very competitive industry and examine how Wal-Mart is so successful. Some of the areas that… View Article

Costco Case Study

Jim Sinegal and Jeff Brotman in Seattle Washington founded Costco Wholesale in 1993. Costco merged with Price Club, and doubled their market share in the wholesale industry. They became an immediate leader in the industry. Costco’s sales model is to sell a wide variety of products for low prices at a high volume. These brand-name… View Article

Wal-Mart Case Study

Wal-Mart is an American multinational retailer store that runs largest chain of discount department stores and warehouses. Wal-Mart was found in 1962 by Sam Walton in America. After its great success in America and other countries Wal-Mart decided to introduce itself in Germany by 1997. Wal-Mart failed to do business in Germany because the strategies… View Article

Wal Mart’s Foreign Expansion

1. Do you think Wal-Mart could translate its merchandising strategy wholesale to another country and succeed? If not, why not? Wal-Mart cannot translate its merchandising strategy wholesale to just any country. It has to be willing to adapt its strategy to the local culture and the local buying patterns, etc. For example, where Wal-Mart was… View Article