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STORE WARS: When Wal-Mart Comes To Town


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Wal-Mart in China
Wal-Mart in China
With over 3,000 stores in the United States and additional store chains in Canada, Britain, Germany, China, Korea, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, Wal-Mart is the largest retailer in the world. To meet investor expectations, the company must continue its aggressive global expansion at a relentless pace. With over $160 billion in annual sales, Wal-Mart nets more money each year than Microsoft and IBM combined.

Read an historical overview of the empire founded by businessman Sam Walton. Learn some startling facts and figures. Get an inside look at the Wal-Mart Corporation, its expansion and business practices, including employee relations, corporate contributions, censorship policies and more.

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