Wal-Mart

(redirected from Wal-Mart Stores)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

Wal-Mart

A very large discount retail store chain. Wal-Mart is one of the largest corporations in the world. The first Wal-Mart was established in 1962. It was one of the first companies to practice the just-in-time supply chain management system in order to reduce costs to a minimum. Wal-Mart's founder, Sam Walton, was one of the first retailers to always buy from the lowest priced wholesaler; this drove sales higher, which allowed Wal-Mart to negotiate still lower prices from wholesalers. This practice, while controversial, became a staple of Wal-Mart. It is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.
References in periodicals archive ?
With the addition of these new locations our chain has grown to 19 outlets, 18 of which are co-located in Wal-Mart Stores, Wal-Mart Supercentres, and Sam's Clubs in Canada, and our new free standing location in The Villages, Florida.
The proposed Wal-Mart store will be located on two levels and will be one of the first Wal-Mart stores in the nation to feature multiple levels and deck parking.
Supercenters combine general merchandise Wal-Mart stores with grocery stores.
Customers will be able to receive funds at 261 Wal-Mart stores in Mexico as well as MoneyGram locations throughout the world.
At the global level it also includes peer group benchmarking analysis for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
The Company currently owns and operates 16 clinics co-located in a Wal-Mart Stores and Sam's Clubs in Canada, and one U.
Other expansions currently under construction by NRDC include the 75,000 s/f expansion of two Wal-Mart stores into supercenters at Northampton Crossings in Easton, PA and Wal-Mart Plaza in Jamestown, NY.
She also does not believe the Wal-Mart corporation will be willing to continue to run two Wal-Mart stores in Palmdale.
While the company will continue co-location programs within the traditional Wal-Mart Stores as well as the Wal-Mart Super Centers, the new portable, prefabricated clinic model designed for Sam's, will allow HearAtLast to expand to new locations with relative ease.
Also under construction are expansions of existing Wal-Mart stores in NRDC's portfolio to supercenters.
Both shopping centers are expected to be anchored by ``super'' Wal-Mart stores, each housing its own grocery store.