Examines Wal-Mart’s development over three decades and provides financial and descriptive detail of its domestic operations. In 2003, Wal-Mart Supercenter company surpassed its domestic business as the largest producer of revenue. Its international operation seems poised to be the next growth driver for the company as it marches toward the trillion dollar sales mark. But problems begin to surface even as the company gains recognition as number one in the Fort … Read more »

Examines Wal-Mart’s development over three decades and provides financial and descriptive detail of its domestic operations. In 2003, Wal-Mart Supercenter company surpassed its domestic business as the largest producer of revenue. Its international operation seems poised to be the next growth driver for the company as it marches toward the trillion dollar sales mark. But problems begin to surface even as the company gains recognition as the number one company in the Fortune 500 – unions keep pressure minimum wage employee and his allegations of discrimination based on sex are supposedly
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Frank V. Cespedes
Source: Harvard Business School
25 pages.
Release Date: 15, December 2008. Prod #: 709 423 PDF-ENG
Wal-Mart Stores in 2003 (Summary) HBR case solution

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