Wal-Mart is one of the major players in the world of discount department stores.
|Store Type |||Department Stores|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
Profile Last Updated: October 16, 2008
Featuring over 3,800 facilities in the United States alone, with more than 2,600 additional facilities scattered throughout Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, the United Kingdom, Korea, Japan, China and Germany, Wal-Mart Stores Incorporated is one of the major players in the world of discount department stores! And with more than $312.4 billion in sales for the fiscal year ending January 31st, 2005, Wal-Mart now boasts the title of the world's largest retailer. Shattering all other department store records, more than 176 million people worldwide visit Wal-Mart every week for the best deals on a wide range of household items.
Founded in 1962 by Sam Walton, the first Wal-Mart store opened its doors to the public in Rogers, Arkansas. Built on a philosophy of customer service and a motto of "everyday low prices," Wal-Mart quickly gained a reputation amongst consumers as one of the best places to shop. Selling an array of household products like pots and pans, cleaning products, clothes, lamps, CDs and electronic equipment, light bulbs, sheets and linen, pillows and plants, as well as bulk foods, toys and personal hygiene products, Wal-Mart is your one-stop shopping Mecca! The store also features specialty departments like a photo development centre, pharmacy and automobile centre with limited services.