Wal-Mart

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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.
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Holley served in various roles in Wal-Mart International from 1994 through 2002.
Ramnik Narsey, then a senior vice-president at Wal-Mart International, was appointed interim CEO.
Now, as the director of Wal-Mart International for ConAgra foods, Lazenby travels a lot.
In a statement, Doug McMillon, president and chief executive of Wal-Mart International, made clear his company is pursuing a regional strategy.
Wal-Mart International president and chie f executive Doug McMillon warned trading conditions were likely to remain tough.
Wal-Mart International president and chief executive Doug McMillon yesterday warned trading conditions were likely to remain tough.
The Wal-Mart International Division was formed in 1993, with Bobby Martin as its president.
in April 2003 and became vice chairman and head of Wal-Mart International in September 2005.
This is the first large-scale project to generate energy using photovoltaic panels, not only for Wal-Mart Mexico, but for Wal-Mart International," said Raul Arguelles, senior vice president for corporate affairs at Wal-Mart Mexico.
Beyond steering the international business with a sure hand as vice chairman of Wal-Mart International, Duke brings to the chief executive officer spot wide-ranging retail experience, analysts said.
will be offset by increases at Wal-Mart International.