From their humble beginnings as a small discount retailer in Rogers, Ar., Walmart has opened thousands of stores in the United States and expanded internationally. Through innovation, they are creating a seamless experience to let customers shop anytime and anywhere online, through mobile devices and in stores. They are creating opportunities and bringing value to customers and communities around the glove. Walmart operates over 11,200 stores, one in our humble town, under 55 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites in 10 countries. They employ approximately 2.2. Million associates around the world. – 1.5 million in the United States alone.
Everyday low prices on a broad assortment – anytime, anywhere. Every Day Low Price is the cornerstone of their strategy, and their price focus has never been stronger. Today’s customer seeks the convenience of one-stop shopping that Walmart offers. From grocery and entertainment to sporting goods and crafts, they provide the deep assortment that their customers appreciate – whether they are shopping online at Walmart.com, through one their mobile apps or shopping in store. Walmart currently operates three primary store formats in the United States, each custom tailored to its neighborhood.
A job at Walmart means an opportunity to build a career. About 75% of their store management teams started as hourly associates, and last year, they promoted about 200,000 people to jobs with more responsibility and higher pay. In the United States, the average, full-time hourly wages is $14.03. Walmart has even committed to hire 250.00 veterans.
Walmart gives back to every community in which it serves. Most recently Dallas area Walmart donated needed miscellaneous supplies for both Freedomfest, and Summerfest. Thanks to their aide we were able to better invest funds to ensure our community had the best city events possible.
Walmart is the largest onsite green power generator in the United States. Working with others, Walmart aspires to reshape the way they work to achieve significant and lasting improvement in environmental and social outcomes, in a way that also improves their business. Their approach accelerates them towards their three aspirational goals: to create zero waste, operate with 100% renewable energy and sell products that sustain our resources and the environment. Walmart is using their strengths to not only further work in their own operations, but to also help create a more sustainable value chain.
If you are looking for one-stop shopping, with a great value be sure to visit our local Walmart store.