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Q: Wal-Mart ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Wal-Mart
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: instyle-ga
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Posted: 31 Mar 2003 21:38 PST
Expires: 30 Apr 2003 22:38 PDT
Question ID: 184079
What are some websites that describe in detail the mission, major
goals and values of Wal-Mart?  I am asking for three things that is
mission, major goals and values because I believe they are
Subject: Re: Wal-Mart
Answered By: jeanwil-ga on 01 Apr 2003 02:06 PST
Rated:3 out of 5 stars
Hi instyle-ga,

Here are some websites that will help you in your search.

Recent Awards and Recognition

Our Commitment to Communities

Our Commitment to Energy Conservation

Our Commitment to People

The Wal-Mart Culture

Governor Minner Announces Wal-Mart Distribution Center to Locate in
“Last year Wal-Mart associates raised and contributed more than $190
million to support communities and local non-profit organizations.
FORTUNE Magazine has named Wal-Mart the third “Most Admired” company
in America and one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.
Americans named Wal-Mart the company they think of first in supporting
local causes and issues, according to Cone, Inc.
Smyrna Mayor Mark G. Schaffer said the Wal-Mart distribution center
would make a significant contribution to the town’s economy. “The
announcement is certainly cause for celebration,” said Schaffer. “It’s
not only the jobs that will be created – the facility will enhance our
tax base, help support our school district, and create a catalyst for
attracting more new business to Smyrna.”

“Lin did say that the's goal is not necessarily striving
to be profitable, but rather to meet customer needs.
"Our focus is to satisfy our customers and not necessarily on
staggering sales," Lin said.
Jackson said that a IPO is possible in the future, but
that even if the internet company chooses to go public, Wal-Mart
Stores would retain controlling interest. Lin said although there is a
possibility, the company has no plans to go public any time soon.”

Walmart stores

“Even after Sam Walton's death the executives of Wal-Mart continue to
use many of the same goals and his philosophies that he started the
company out with.  Wal-Mart is also known for staying one step ahead
of their competitors in technology and this helps them stay at the top
of the market.  Sam Walton was always known for caring about people in
his business and the people who shopped in his stores.  "Sam Walton
believed in three principles, customer value and service, partnership
with its associates, and community involvement" (why is wal-mart so
successful). ……. Wal-Mart has always been known for their "Every Day
Low Price" saying.  They have been able to give these low prices on a
regular basis because they are able to buy in bulks and contain their
costs.  This makes it possible to sell their products for less to the
customer.  They also are always investing and looking at the long-term
goals in the company.  Wal-Mart also owns its own transportation
system.  This also helps keep the prices down and they are able to
ship their goods to the stores faster than their competitor is so they
can always keep their shelves stocked. …..”


“ feature a great selection of high-quality merchandise,
friendly service and, of course, Every Day Low Prices…. is a lot like your neighborhood Wal-Mart store. They
feature a great selection of high-quality merchandise, friendly
service and, of course, Every Day Low Prices. They have another goal,
as well: They're striving to bring you the best shopping experience on
the Internet.
At the heart of Wal-Mart's growth is the unique culture that "Mr. Sam"
built. His business philosophy was based on the simple idea of making
the customer No. 1. He believed that by serving the customer's needs
first, his business would also serve its associates, shareholders,
communities and other stakeholders. Their goal at is to
bring Mr. Sam's culture and philosophy from Wal-Mart stores to the

Walmart And The Rules

Market forces..

Negative aspects of walmart

Hope this helps.

Best regards,


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Clarification of Answer by jeanwil-ga on 05 Apr 2003 01:37 PST
Hi instyle-ga,

Thank you for your question and your rating.

Best regards,

instyle-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars

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