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 center will be anchored by a Wal-Mart Supercenter, Cinemark Theatres and L.
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.
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.
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NORTHBRIDGE - The general manager for the new Wal-Mart Supercenter said the store is expected to open in mid-March and in anticipation of that, Wal-Mart has begun hiring to fill 300 full- and part-time jobs.
SPRINGFIELD - Dignitaries will snip the ribbons today to officially open a new runner-up to the title of largest retail outlet in Lane County - the just-expanded Wal-Mart Supercenter, off Mohawk Boulevard on Olympic Street.
Once the Wal-Mart Supercenter is open, the current Wal-Mart building will be torn down and replaced with smaller stores.
The Wal-Mart supercenter is now doing over $1 million weekly in supermarket-type sales and has clearly supplanted Kroger as the market leader.
The Wal-Mart Supercenter is a relatively new concept for the retail giant, dating back only to 1988, when the company opened its first such unit in Washington, Mo.
But to the average German, the new Wal-Mart supercenter in Dortmund is nothing short of a voyage to another world.
We have a Wal-mart supercenter and they can keep it.