Walmart Stores, Inc. Data Sheet - Worldwide Unit Details October 2010

 

Description Retail Units       Entry
Supercenter 2,882 Opened first in 1988 (Washington, MO)
Discount Store 723 Opened first in 1962 (Rogers, AR)
Neighborhood Market 181 Opened first in 1998 (Bentonville, AR)
Supermercado 2 Opened first in 2009 (Houston, TX)
Marketside 4 Opened four pilot stores in 2008 (Arizona)
Walmart U.S. 3,792  
Sam's Club 608 Opened first in 1983 (Midwest City, OK)
Total U.S. 4,400  
     
Mexico 1,578 Entered November 1991
Canada 321 Entered November 1994
Brazil 452 Entered May 1995
Argentina 52 Entered August 1995
China (*) 298 Entered August 1996
United Kingdom 379 Entered July 1999
Japan (*) 414 Entered March 2002
Costa Rica 172 Entered September 2005
El Salvador 77 Entered September 2005
Guatemala 170 Entered September 2005
Honduras 55 Entered September 2005
Nicaragua 57 Entered September 2005
Chile 264 Entered January 2009
India 3 Entered May 2009
Walmart International* 4,292  
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 8,692  
     

Associates
United States -- almost 1.4 million
International -- more than 700,000
Total associates -- 2.1 million worldwide

Company Overview 
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. 

* 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 December 31 year-end.  In this report, except for Canada, International unit counts are presented as of September 30; Canada is presented as of October 31. Effective February 2010, Puerto Rico is reported as part of Walmart U.S. and Sam's Club and is no longer 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.  China includes a 35% interest in Trust-Mart, which operates 104 stores in China.