Wal-Mart Essay Topics

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

Wal-Mart Is Bad for America

Starting out with a single store in Bentonville, Arkansas, Wal-Mart has not stopped expanding. The First Wal-Mart store was opened in 1962 by a Mr. Sam Walton. He opened the store with one intention: sell products people need at the lowest price available. Wal-Mart has since blown up into a globally known and used corporation…. View Article

Walmart and Employee Relations

The organization that I chose for this project is Walmart where I am employed as a cashier. The focus of the project is employee relations. Walmart is an American public multinational corporation that has a large chain of discount department stores and warehouses. In 2010, the company was the worlds largest public corporation by revenue…. View Article

Wal-Mart Internal/External Factors

Sam Walton opened the first Wal-Mart store in Arkansas on July 2, 1962, (Carson, 1999-2013). The vision of Sam Walton for his store Wal-Mart was to provide lower prices and to reflect on the values of the community and the customer. Consumers remember Wal-Mart for its motto “customer satisfaction” and “guaranteed lower prices.” Wal-Mart offers… View Article

Walmart and Its Associates Efficient Operator

Wal-Mart had been criticized for its worst CSR practices which includes low wages for the employees (Karen, 2004). Immoral activity of paying low for more and the overtime works had been held (Karen, 2004).The quantitative records of designations in the company showed that Wal-Mart had sexual discrimination in its organization (The Economist, 2004). Lastly, severely… View Article

Wal-Mart Value Wedge

The value wedges illustrated above depict differences between willingness to pay and costs amongst Wal-Mart and its major competitors, K-Mart and Target. One product was observed with three different prices from the companies in order to grasp a better understanding and comparison of the different value wedges. An actual comparison of Colgate Cavity Protection Twin… View Article

Walmart: Customer Service Issues

According to a report from Bloomberg in 2008, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. ranked lowest among U. S. discounters and department store chains in an annual survey of customer satisfaction. Shoppers said they found less value in Walmart’s prices. The first issue encountered by Walmart is rude services provided by its employees. This can be seen in… View Article

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (Wal-Mart) is one of the world’s largest retailers with chains of discount department stores across numerous countries worldwide. Wal-Mart has been highly regarded as the third largest public corporation and employs approximately 200,000 employees, which has cemented Wal-Mart’s status as the largest private employer in the world. With 8,500 stores in 15… View Article

Rfid in Walmart

In June 2003 Wal-Mart first announced its plan to implement RFID technology in its supply chain by January 2005; this caught many of the suppliers unawares. Though the plans envisaged compliance from the top 100 suppliers, around 129 suppliers jumped into the fray, afraid of being left behind in the race. RFID technology was invented… View Article

Labouring the Walmart Way

1 Always low prices. Always. This is the slogan of the world’s largest corporation, a U.S.-based retailer whose big-box stores offer a one-stop shop, from groceries to garments to garden hoses. The secret of Walmart’s success is to give consumers the lowest prices-14 percent lower than its competitors (Greenhouse, 2003)-by increasing the efficiency of the… View Article


This business analysis will compare the financial strength and wellness of Wal-Mart, Target, and Sears. The income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow reports for Wal-Mart, Target, and Sears have been researched to complete this analysis. The analysis will cover the period from 2008 to 2011. Some reports were unavailable because the final quarter of… View Article

Contrast of Carrefour and Wal-Mart

Since the American entrepreneur, Clarence Saunders, opens his first Piggly Wiggly store in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1916, the concept of self-service store has swept the globe. With the largest population in the world, China is expected to be the world’s biggest retail market which is now already the world’s fastest-growing market. ( Anon, 2011:1) As… View Article

Wal-Mart Beauty or Beast

Suppose Wal-Mart has announced plans to seek approval from the planning commission of a small town to build a new store. Develop a list of the main arguments, pro and con, that could be presented at a public hearing on the matter by members of each of these two groups: 1. Owners of small businesses… View Article


With the economy in the dumps and people losing their jobs left and right, Wal-Mart may seem like a good buy. But is the discount megastore really good for America? Wal-Mart’s slogan “Save Money, Live Better” gives people a positive view of Wal-Mart. Its everyday low prices benefit millions of Americans. However, there is a… View Article

CEO’s Letter A content Analysis

A company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO); is the company’s highest ranking corporate officer. CEO’s letter to the shareholders and associates are used enormously in the decision making process by investors. In a way it provides working and the ideology of a company. However, according to the facts, these CEO letters are not audited and don’t… View Article

Company Analysis: Wal-Mart

Wal-mart Stores Inc is a United States based company started in 1962 in Arkansas. The company has grown exponentially to open branches in many parts of the world. It operates in three formats: United States based segment, abroad/international segment, and Sam’s Club. Through the three segments, the company owns and runs stores (retail and discount),… View Article


At the same time, it continued to look for retailing opportunities elsewhere, particularly in developing nations where it lacked strong local competitors, where it could gradually alter the shopping culture to its advantage, and where its low price strategy was appealing. Recently, the centerpiece of its international expansion efforts has been China. Wal-Mart opened its… View Article