Geography: Wal-Mart MNC

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When and where did Wal-Mart begin?
It began in 1960 in Arkansas, USA
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Where did Wal-Mart open it's store?
Mexico, China, Japan, Brazil an the UK where it is called Asda
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What does Wal-Mart sell?
A variety of products
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How many stores does it have?
8,000 stores
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How many people have they employed?
2 million people
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Primary impacts: what did Wal-Mart create in Mexico and how many?
150,000 jobs in Mexico
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Positive: What people in Canada provide Wal-Mart with what?
Farmers and local companies- provide goods to Wal-mart, increasing their business
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Positive: What have Wal-Mart done to contribute to sustainable development?
In Puerto Rico- they have invested money into fitting solar panels onto Wal-Mart stores to genrate elctricity
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Positive: what effect have Wal-Mart had on LEDC's?
Wal-mart offers more skilled jobs run by local people
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Positive: in the country that Wal-Mart is based what have they done to improve it?
Donated hundreds of millions of $ to improve health and education, and have food and money to help feed nearly 12,000 poor people
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Positive: in Mexico what other jobs have Wal-Mart created?
Construction, manufacturing and retail services
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Negative impacts: in countries like Bangladesh, what do the workers have?
Long working hours: a maximum 60 hours working week,
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Negative: in China, what is not the same as other WM workers?
They don't have the same wage: in the USA, factory workers earn $6 an hour whereas China earn 1$ an hiur
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Negative: what environmental problems can Wal-Mart cause?
Stores are out of town, so cause pollution when people drive to them, and take up large areas of land
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Negative: what effects can WM cause to other smaller shops?
Force them I close down due to competition, and low prices with a range of products
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