History Usefulnotes / Walmart

18th Apr '16 12:28:58 PM Jhonny
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'''Walmart''' is the brand name of '''Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.''', the largest discount store chain in the world, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. It operates in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Brazil, Argentina, Africa (under Massmart), the United Kingdom (as ASDA), China, and Japan (as Seiyu and other brands). Although highly popular, it is criticized for a number of things, most notably the fact that, at least in the US and Canada, it is vociferously anti-union, with low pay and benefits, even compared to its competitors.

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'''Walmart''' is the brand name of '''Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.''', the largest discount store chain in the world, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. It operates in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Brazil, Argentina, Africa (under Massmart), the United Kingdom (as ASDA), China, and Japan (as Seiyu and other brands). One of their most notable failed expansions was into Germany, which failed not because Germans dislike the concept ''per se'', but because others (like Aldi) [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter were cheaper]] and had a long established customer base. Although highly popular, it is criticized for a number of things, most notably the fact that, at least in the US and Canada, it is vociferously anti-union, with low pay and benefits, even compared to its competitors.



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4th Aug '15 12:03:43 AM phoenix
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!!Tropes associated with Walmart:
* CamelCase: Unofficially. For most of the company's existence they were "Wal-Mart", and the company's legal name is still Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Since the last logo redesign they've made it one word. [=WalMart=] has long been common enough for this page to happen.
* MarketBasedTitle: They do business as ASDA in Britain and Seiyu in Japan, having expanded into those markets by buying up existing companies under those names, with attempts to rebrand them having failed in both cases.
* WeSellEverything: Averted. They intentionally sell generic brands for everyday problems, specifically to not monopolize everything in a town. If something comes along that requires a specialist or a more specific tool, you'd be better off looking in a store specializing in that field.
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--> ''"Always low prices. Always."''

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!!Tropes associated with Walmart:
* CamelCase: Unofficially. For most of the company's existence they were "Wal-Mart", and the company's legal name is still Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Since the last logo redesign they've made it one word. [=WalMart=] has long been common enough for this page to happen.
* MarketBasedTitle: They do business
%%!!Tropes as ASDA portrayed in Britain and Seiyu in Japan, having expanded into those markets by buying up existing companies under those names, with attempts to rebrand them having failed in both cases.
* WeSellEverything: Averted. They intentionally sell generic brands for everyday problems, specifically to not monopolize everything in a town. If something comes along that requires a specialist or a more specific tool, you'd be better off looking in a store specializing in that field.
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--> ''"Always low prices. Always."''
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17th Jul '15 9:48:22 PM KYCubbie
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A little-known fact about Walmart is that the Supercenter concept spawned from a FlawedPrototype called Hypermart USA, which was deemed too inefficient, and collapsed after building only five locations.[[note]]In fact, it isn't even an original concept: Michigan-nased chain Meijer opened its first "supercenter" in 1962, the year the first Walmart opened, and Western U.S. chain Fred Meyer (now a division of Kroger) started selling clothing alongside its original groceries and pharmacy products back in ''1933''.[[/note]]

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A little-known fact about Walmart is that the Supercenter concept spawned from a FlawedPrototype called Hypermart USA, which was deemed too inefficient, and collapsed after building only five locations.[[note]]In fact, it isn't even an original concept: Michigan-nased Michigan-based chain Meijer opened its first "supercenter" in 1962, the year the first Walmart opened, and Western U.S. chain Fred Meyer (now a division of Kroger) started selling clothing alongside its original groceries and pharmacy products back in ''1933''.[[/note]]
17th Jul '15 9:47:49 PM KYCubbie
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A little-known fact about Walmart is that the Supercenter concept spawned from a FlawedPrototype called Hypermart USA, which was deemed too inefficient, and collapsed after building only five locations.[[note]]In fact, it isn't even an original concept: Michigan chain Meijer opened the first "supercenter" in 1962, the year the first Walmart opened.[[/note]]

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A little-known fact about Walmart is that the Supercenter concept spawned from a FlawedPrototype called Hypermart USA, which was deemed too inefficient, and collapsed after building only five locations.[[note]]In fact, it isn't even an original concept: Michigan Michigan-nased chain Meijer opened the its first "supercenter" in 1962, the year the first Walmart opened.opened, and Western U.S. chain Fred Meyer (now a division of Kroger) started selling clothing alongside its original groceries and pharmacy products back in ''1933''.[[/note]]
29th May '15 12:17:02 AM KYCubbie
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'''Walmart''' is the largest discount store chain in the world, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. It operates in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Brazil, Argentina, Africa (under Massmart), the United Kingdom (as ASDA), China, and Japan (as Seiyu and other brands). Although highly popular, it is criticized for a number of things, most notably the fact that, at least in the US and Canada, it is vociferously anti-union, with low pay and benefits, even compared to its competitors.

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'''Walmart''' is the brand name of '''Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.''', the largest discount store chain in the world, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. It operates in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Brazil, Argentina, Africa (under Massmart), the United Kingdom (as ASDA), China, and Japan (as Seiyu and other brands). Although highly popular, it is criticized for a number of things, most notably the fact that, at least in the US and Canada, it is vociferously anti-union, with low pay and benefits, even compared to its competitors.
24th Apr '15 2:34:12 PM Rytex
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* WeSellEverything

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* WeSellEverythingWeSellEverything: Averted. They intentionally sell generic brands for everyday problems, specifically to not monopolize everything in a town. If something comes along that requires a specialist or a more specific tool, you'd be better off looking in a store specializing in that field.
13th Nov '14 6:31:48 PM RisefromYourGrave
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-->'''[[JeffDunham Walter]]'''

Walmart is the largest discount store chain in the world, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. It operates in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Brazil, Argentina, Africa (under Massmart), the United Kingdom (as ASDA), China, and Japan (as Seiyu and other brands). Although highly popular, it is criticized for a number of things, most notably the fact that, at least in the US and Canada, it is vociferously anti-union, with low pay and benefits, even compared to its competitors.

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-->'''[[JeffDunham -->'''[[Creator/JeffDunham Walter]]'''

Walmart '''Walmart''' is the largest discount store chain in the world, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. It operates in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Brazil, Argentina, Africa (under Massmart), the United Kingdom (as ASDA), China, and Japan (as Seiyu and other brands). Although highly popular, it is criticized for a number of things, most notably the fact that, at least in the US and Canada, it is vociferously anti-union, with low pay and benefits, even compared to its competitors.



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26th Oct '14 8:59:14 AM Kalmbach
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Walmart is the largest discount store chain in the world, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. It operates in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Brazil, Argentina, Africa (under Massmart), the United Kingdom (as ASDA), China, and Japan (as Seiyu and other brands). Although highly popular, it is criticized for a number of things, most notably the fact that, at least in the US, it operates as a non-union company.

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Walmart is the largest discount store chain in the world, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. It operates in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Brazil, Argentina, Africa (under Massmart), the United Kingdom (as ASDA), China, and Japan (as Seiyu and other brands). Although highly popular, it is criticized for a number of things, most notably the fact that, at least in the US, US and Canada, it operates as a non-union company.
is vociferously anti-union, with low pay and benefits, even compared to its competitors.
10th Oct '14 1:05:05 PM nlpnt
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->''"Save money. Live better."''

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->''"Save money. Live better."''
->''"Welcome to Walmart. Get your shit and get out!"''
-->'''[[JeffDunham Walter]]'''
14th Sep '14 4:43:49 PM KYCubbie
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* CamelCase: Unofficially. For most of the company's existence they were "Wal-Mart", since the last logo redesign they've made it one word. [=WalMart=] has long been common enough for this page to happen.

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* CamelCase: Unofficially. For most of the company's existence they were "Wal-Mart", since and the company's legal name is still Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Since the last logo redesign they've made it one word. [=WalMart=] has long been common enough for this page to happen.
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