Wal-Marts organizational components and the strategies for them are based on an overview of the corporate strcture which includes Sam's Club. The Super Centers are differenciated from the stand alone stores and the domestic, as well as global agenda are examined.
A Strategic Overview of Wal-Mart 2010
By Gyneth McAllister ASB, BS, MBA
Wal-Mart operates both retail stores and super centers across the U.S. The retail business is Wal-Mart's primary income earner and the foundation of the Wal-Mart empire in which the super center dominate the retail market offering the traditional retail household wares as well as groceries. . The company also operates a chain of membership warehouses similar to Costco and B.J.'s, called Sam's Club, named after its founder Sam Walton. Since 1991, when Wal-Mart opened a Sam's Club in Mexico, the company has been international and has a separate international division which comprises the third arm of the organization.
Wal-Marts organizational components and the strategies for them are discussed with emphasis on the international division.