|Global Unit Count|
|Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.||8,576|
First Walmart opened in 1962 (Rogers, AR)
First Sam’s Club opened in 1983 (Midwest City, OK)
First Supercenter opened in 1988 (Washington, MO)
First Neighborhood Market opened in 1998 (Bentonville, AR)
First Marketside stores opened in 2008 (Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Tempe, AZ)
First Supermercado store opened in 2009 (Houston, Texas)
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 8,500 retail units under 55 different banners in 15 countries.
United States – almost 1.4 million
International -- more than 660,000
Total Associates -- more than 2 million worldwide
Recent Financial Results
Net sales for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011 were $99.1 billion, a 6.0 percent increase over
the $93.5 billion in the first quarter last year.
In fiscal year 2010, (ended 01/31/10) Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. reported net sales of $405 billion, an increase of 1.0 percent over the previous yearCommunity Involvement
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are proud to support the charitable causes that are important to customers and associates in their own neighborhoods. For the previous fiscal year, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and its Foundation gave $467 million in cash and in-kind donations in the United States. Internationally, Walmart gave $45 million in cash and in-kind gifts to charitable organizations, bringing total fiscal year 2010 giving to $512 million.
* Effective, January 31, 2010, we changed the methodology for presenting our unit counts to be consistent with the financial statements. Therefore, as with all prior reports, the U.S. unit counts continue to be reported based on a January 31 year end, International unit counts are presented based on a a December 31 year-end. In this report, except for Canada, International unit counts are presented as of June 30; Canada is presented as of July 31. Effective February 2010, Puerto Rico is reported as part of Walmart U.S. and Sam's Club and will no longer be reported with the International unit counts. Walmart International now includes 43 Wakana units, which have been owned by Walmart but previously excluded. They are take-out restaurants generally less than 1,000 square feet in size.