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Wal-Mart has a footprint in every corner of America and stores in nine foreign countries. This chart lists the number and location of Wal-Mart stores (as of Jan. 31, 2004) and includes their traditional discount stores; Superstores, the 200,000 square-foot stores featuring general merchandise, groceries and other services; Sam's Clubs, their warehouse stores; and Neighborhood Market grocery stores. The only question remaining for Wal-Mart is: How big can it possibly grow? Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott, told shareholders in June 2004, "There is definitely room for growth." He also announced plans to add approximately 300 new stores in the coming fiscal year, roughly 50 million square feet of retail space.

DOMESTIC

State

Discount Stores

Supercenters

Sam's Clubs

Neighborhood Markets

Alabama

27

59

10

2

Alaska

6

0

3

0

Arizona

21

23

11

2

Arkansas

31

48

5

6

California

143

0

32

0

Colorado

16

35

14

0

Connecticut

27

3

3

0

Delaware

3

4

1

0

Florida

59

101

38

2

Georgia

37

67

21

0

Hawaii

6

0

1

0

Idaho

3

13

1

0

Illinois

79

37

28

0

Indiana

38

49

14

0

Iowa

23

30

7

0

Kansas

26

27

6

2

Kentucky

30

45

5

1

Louisiana

31

51

12

1

Maine

12

10

3

0

Maryland

34

5

13

0

Massachusetts

40

2

3

0

Michigan

49

19

23

0

Minnesota

33

13

13

0

Mississippi

18

46

5

1

Missouri

52

62

14

0

Montana

5

6

1

0

Nebraska

9

14

3

0

Nevada

10

11

5

0

New Hampshire

19

7

4

0

New Jersey

34

0

8

0

New Mexico

4

22

5

0

New York

54

24

18

0

North Carolina

43

58

18

0

North Dakota

8

0

2

0

Ohio

74

35

26

0

Oklahoma

37

45

7

13

Oregon

21

6

0

0

Pennsylvania

52

51

20

0

Rhode Island

7

1

1

0

South Carolina

18

42

9

0

South Dakota

6

4

2

0

Tennessee

26

68

15

4

Texas

102

184

69

26

Utah

5

19

7

4

Vermont

4

0

0

0

Virginia

22

55

13

0

Washington

23

12

3

0

West Virginia

8

20

3

0

Wisconsin

41

31

11

0

Wyoming

2

7

2

0

U.S. TOTALS

1478

1471

538

64

INTERNATIONAL

Country

Discount Stores

Supercenters

Sam's Clubs

Neighborhood Markets

Argentina

0

11

0

0

Brazil

0

13

10

2*

Canada

231

0

4

0

China

0

28

4

2

Germany

0

92

0

0

South Korea

0

15

0

0

Mexico

487**

83

53

0

Puerto Rico

9

3

9

32***

United Kingdom

255****

12

0

0

INT. TOTALS

982

257

80

36

GRAND TOTALS

2460

1728

618

100

*2 Todos Dias

**140 Bodegas, 52 Suburbias,44 Superamas, and 251 Vips

***32 Amigos

****253 ASDA stores, 2 George Stores

Source: Wal-Mart Annual Report to Shareholders, 2004.

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