Wal-Mart is an American retail group, based in Bentonville, Arkansas. The company was founded in 1961 by Sam Walton. The name of the company is derived from the name of the founder. The first Wal-Mart store opened in Rogers (Arkansas) in 1962.
In 2003, Wal-Mart sales of over $ 256 billion and a profit of $ 8.9 billion. In 2007, Wal-Mart has 1.9 million employees. Thus, Wal-Mart the largest private employer in the world.
Outside the United States, Wal-Mart stores in 14 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua and Great Britain.
Each Wal-Mart Store has a “begroeter” (greeter) in service, whose job it is to welcome visitors. In an instructional video for new Wal-Mart Employees are employees encouraged to himself as a “partner” to see their managers as servant leaders.
More than once ended the Wal-Mart Executive to first place on the list of “most admired companies”, compiled by Fortune magazine. Fortune asks for this year some 10,000 executives worldwide for their views.
Wal-Mart is known for a wide range of products they sell, up ammunition to it.
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