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Walmart Case Study

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Transcript of Walmart Case Study

Background Information
Competitor Analysis
SWOT Analysis
Walmart Case Study
Founded in 1962.
The largest revenue.
2.2 million employee.
Most notable Operating division.
The biggest size among discount stores.
Strengths :
Economies of scale.
Efficient and effective use of resources.
Power of suppliers and competitors.
Opportunities :
Labor related issues.
Little differentiation.
Negative Publicity.
Retail market growth in emerging markets.
Rising acceptance of own label products.
Online shopping growth.
Threats :
Increasing competition from brick
and mortar stores & online competitors.
Increasing resistance form local communities.
Rising commodity prices.
Weaknesses :
Competes with other direct and indirect heavyweight rivals.
Rivals are local and international
with different geographical locations.
Being the “biggest kid on the playground” can be used negatively by competitors.
Case Questions

Refutation
"the process of creative destruction unleashed by Wal-Mart has no statistically significant impact on the overall size of the small business sector in the United States”
(Dean & Sobel, 2006)
Walmart improves welfare for all segments
of society (Mallaby, 2005) (Hausman, 2005).
Walmart has higher interracial rate compared to
other retailers (Tabuchi & Barbaro, 2015).
Walmart will increase minimum wage
Walmart heavily supports charitable organizations (Featherstone, 2005).
Conclusion
Walmart’s impact on the local market can take money away from other small businesses.
However, its low prices can create other opportunities for other small businesses.
It can take away jobs from the local market, but can create more jobs than it takes away.
Walmart looking to improve pay for hourly workers, and its impressive charitable donations.
Can improve overall consumer welfare or towns inhabitants and nearby residents.
Paul Riener
Jarrett Retz
Brian Norwood
Isaac Morse
Oriana Miller
Price Coshow
Whitney Bauer
Alexandra Bassett
Sulaiman Alkudairy
Background Information
Sam Walton

Low prices and exceptional service

Went public in 1970

First stock sold for $16.50/share

Volume of customers in United States

(Maheshwari, Sapna, 2015)
Business owners in a small community have the following Pros:
Increase in supplier activity
Service jobs increase such as snow plowing and landscaping
Parking lot maintenance
Business owners in a small community have the following Cons:
Low cost competition
Decrease in locally sold products
Employment competition
(Pope, devin G., and Jaren C. Pope, 2015)
Case Questions

Town Residents and residents of nearby Towns Pros:
Jobs
Product Selection
Town Residents and residents of nearby Towns
Cons:
Increase Traffic
Environmental impacts
(Pope, devin G., and Jaren C. Pope, 2015)
(Fran, 2010)
(Jurevicius, 2015)
(Jurevicius, 2015)
(Jurevicius, 2015)
(Jurevicius, 2015)
(Tuttle, 2013)

Works Cited
Featherstone, Liza (November 21, 2005). "Wal-Mart Charity
Evaluated: Critics question company's motives" (Links to
an external site.). The Nation. Retrieved on October 25,
2015.
Fran, Daniel (September 29, 2010). "Head of Walmart tells
WFU audience of plans for growth over next 20
years" (Links to an external site.). Winston-Salem Journal
(Links to an external site.). Retrieved on October 25, 2015.
Jurevicious, Ovidijus. (Feb. 2, 2013). “SWOT Analysis of
Walmart”. Strategic Management Insight. http://
www.strategicmanagementinsight.com/swot-
analyses/walmart-swot-analysis.html
Hausman, Jerry; Ephraim Leibtag (October 2005).
"Consumer Benefits from Increased Competition in
Shopping Outlets: Measuring the Effect of Wal-Mart" (Links to an external site.).MIT (Links to an external site.)/United States Department of Agriculture (Links to an external site.). Retrieved on October 25, 2015.
Hiroko Tabuchi and Michael Barbaro (April 1, 2015).
"Walmart Emerges as Unlikely Social Force" (Links to an external site.). The New York Times. the nation's largest private sector employer of African-American workers. Retrieved on October 25, 2015.
Mallaby, Sebastian (November 28, 2005).
"Progressive Wal-Mart. Really" (Links to an external site.). The Washington Post (Links to an external site.). Retrieved on October 25, 2015.
Tuttle, Brad (August 7, 2013). "Meet the Low-Key, Low-
Cost Grocery Chain Being Called 'Walmart's Worst Nightmare'" (Links to an external site.). TIME (Links to an external site.). Retrieved on October 25, 2015.
Pope, Devin G., and Jaren C. Pope, “when Walmart
Comes To Town: Always Low Housing Prices? Always?.” Journal of Urban Economics 87.(2015): 1-13. Business Source Complete. Web. 26 Oct. 2015
Maheshwari, Sapna. "19 Facts That Show How Massive
Walmart Really Is." Buzzfeed. 6 June 2014. Web. 25 Oct. 2015.

Competitor Analysis
Figure 1. Comparison of the top 4 retailers in the world in 2015
(Walmart SWOT Analysis, 2015)
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