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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The stand-alone store is one of Walmart's smaller- format stores; at 39,000 square feet, it will be about one-fifth the size of a Wal-Mart Supercenter.
is a 12,300-square-foot building on 2.13 acres located directly across, from the recently approved Wal-Mart Supercenter project on Gold Street.
The center will be anchored by a Wal-Mart Supercenter, Cinemark Theatres and L.A.
In a study released last year, University of Massachusetts at Amherst researchers calculated that families living within five miles of a Wal-Mart Supercenter could save $88 to $223 per person each year on food by shopping exclusively at Wal-Mart.
The company notes that a study conducted last year ("The Effects of Wal-Mart Supercenters on Grocery Prices in New England") found that families living within five miles of a Wal-Mart Supercenter save an estimated $186 to $298 per person each year if they shop at the Supercenter rather than at competing supermarkets.
The first retail health clinic utilizing telemedicine-based healthcare delivery has opened in a Pearland, Texas Wal-Mart Supercenter. The clinic, operated jointly by My Healthy Access, Inc.
Additionally, Citizens has recently transitioned stand-alone branches in Black River Falls and Wisconsin Dells to the Wal-Mart Supercenters and opened a new in-store branch at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.
27, the victim of a planned Wal-Mart Supercenter. Founded in 1947 as a neighborhood store, it grew to 41,000 square feet and offered some 30,000 products; it maintained a historical database of well over 75,000 items.
Wal-Mart Supercenter is, however, the top grocery store for organics users.