Transformations of Wal-Mart: Experimenting with New Retail Paradigms Case Solution

This Case is about STRATEGIC PLANNING

PUBLICATION DATE: April 20, 2011 PRODUCT #: W11056-HCB-ENG

Starting in the 1990s, Wal Mart sought to preserve its rapid growth by investing outside of America. This procedure created a fresh group of challenges, since the present chains had operating procedures and their particular corporate cultures.

WalMart experienced several astonishing defeats. In 2000, Wal Mart started a chain of what it called “Neighborhood Markets,” restricted to the selling of grocery stores. Its Latin American purchases comprised shops of just 4,000 square feet. Hispanic areas were an obvious goal for this particular paradigm. Along with the requirement to rely on parking buildings rather than big parking lots, as well as to alter its stock amounts, Walmart faced strong opposition from labour unions.

Transformations of Wal-Mart Experimenting with New Retail Paradigms Case Solution

Meanwhile, Wal Mart was using its new small-format shops in China. WalMart was also experimenting with online supermarket sales with home delivery. WalMart was continuing to cut costs by consolidating its international purchases, switching to more international supply chains with the removal of several wholesalers.

 

Transformations of Wal-Mart: Experimenting with New Retail Paradigms Case Solution
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