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    Wal-Mart External Environment

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    Let us continue with Wal-Mart. Discuss the external environment for Wal-Mart, at all levels, such as macro environment, global, and industry.

    External analysis enables companies to identify threats and opportunities. Threats are conditions that preclude companies from functioning and making profits. Opportunities are conditions which enable companies to make profits.

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    Running Head: WAL-MART

    External Environment for Wal-Mart

    Wal-Mart is a public corporation of America and it operates a number of stores all over the world. It was founded by Sam Walton in 1962. It is headquartered in the USA (Armstrong & Kotler, 2006). Wal-Mart stores Inc. offers products like Discount stores, neighborhood markets and super centers neighborhood markets. It runs a large chain of discount departmental stores. Wal-Mart was incorporated on October 31, 1969 and was listed on the New York stock exchange in the year 1972 (Company History, 2008). Wal-Mart operates with more than 1478 discount store in the 50 states of United States along with more than 1471 Wal-Mart super centers, 538 Sam Clubs, 64 neighborhood markets, etc.
    External Environment for Wal-Mart
    Wal-Mart the largest store of the US possesses very good opportunities of becoming the ...

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    The expert examines Wal-Mart's external environment.