Total number of Walmart stores worldwide from 2008 to 2018

Total number of Walmart stores worldwide 2008-2018 This timeline shows the total number of Walmart stores worldwide from 2008 to 2018. In 2017, Walmart operated a total of 11,695 stores throughout the world.
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Wal-Mart was founded in 1962 by Sam Walton when he and his brother James “Bud” Walton opened the first Wal-Mart Discount City in Rogers, Arkansas. Since then, Wal-Mart has grown to become the largest publicly-owned retail company in the world. In the United States, the company includes Wal-Mart discount stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets, and Sam’s Club warehouse membership clubs. The company also has many international operations. Wal-Mart is considered a variety store which focuses on low prices featuring apparel as well as hard goods, and has been committed to upholding their basic value of customer service.

Beginning in the early 1990s, Wal-Mart went to great lengths to increase their market share. They introduced a full line of groceries into their stores, diversified their market by appealing to certain ethnic groups through bilingual advertisements, and took steps to promote the awareness of environmental issues.

In the 2017 fiscal year, Wal-Mart operated over eleven thousand stores worldwide; with about 4,672 of those stores located in the United States alone. Even though Wal-Mart has been criticized for their low wages, they claim to do a lot of good for lower income households. Figures show that a family can save about one thousand U.S. dollars a year with their ability to cut prices on some products, such as toys, by thirty percent in order to stimulate more sales.
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YearNumber of stores
20087,288
20097,909
20108,099
20118,604
20129,766
201310,408
201410,942
201511,453
201611,528
201711,695
201811,718
YearNumber of stores
20087,288
20097,909
20108,099
20118,604
20129,766
201310,408
201410,942
201511,453
201611,528
201711,695
201811,718
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This timeline shows the total number of Walmart stores worldwide from 2008 to 2018. In 2017, Walmart operated a total of 11,695 stores throughout the world.
Walmart

Wal-Mart was founded in 1962 by Sam Walton when he and his brother James “Bud” Walton opened the first Wal-Mart Discount City in Rogers, Arkansas. Since then, Wal-Mart has grown to become the largest publicly-owned retail company in the world. In the United States, the company includes Wal-Mart discount stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets, and Sam’s Club warehouse membership clubs. The company also has many international operations. Wal-Mart is considered a variety store which focuses on low prices featuring apparel as well as hard goods, and has been committed to upholding their basic value of customer service.

Beginning in the early 1990s, Wal-Mart went to great lengths to increase their market share. They introduced a full line of groceries into their stores, diversified their market by appealing to certain ethnic groups through bilingual advertisements, and took steps to promote the awareness of environmental issues.

In the 2017 fiscal year, Wal-Mart operated over eleven thousand stores worldwide; with about 4,672 of those stores located in the United States alone. Even though Wal-Mart has been criticized for their low wages, they claim to do a lot of good for lower income households. Figures show that a family can save about one thousand U.S. dollars a year with their ability to cut prices on some products, such as toys, by thirty percent in order to stimulate more sales.
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Release date
March 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2008 to 2018
Supplementary notes
Walmart's fiscal year runs from February 1 to January 31 of the following year.
* Page 35 of the Adobe (.pdf) publication.

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