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Background Info
WalMart is a chain of discount department stores including ASDA. Its one of the largest TNCs in
the world and the largest retail TNC

WalMart began in 1962 when Sam Walton opened the first store in Arkansas, USA

More stores opened across Arkansas, then across the USA, and…

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Walmart is the world's largest company by revenue at $485bn

Where? (Structure, Spatial Distribution)
The company offers nine retail formats: supercenters,
supermarkets, discount stores, small markets, cash
and carry stores, membership warehouse clubs ,
apparelstores, soft discount storesand restaurants.

As of December 31, 2015, it has a total of 11,620…

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Impacts
Host Country
WalMart creates jobs in construction, manufacturing and retail services e.g. in Mexico, WalMart
employs over 209,000 people

WalMart has been criticized for forcing suppliers to accept low prices for their products

People from the host country spend their money in the WalMart stores, but most of the…

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This can cause the loss of local jobs e.g. it is estimated that for every 100 jobs created at
WalMart, 50 retail jobs are lost from local businesses over the next 5 years

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