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

 

Description Retail Units       Entry
Supercenter 2,899 Opened first in 1988 (Washington, MO)
Discount Store 710 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. 3,796  
Sam's Club 608 Opened first in 1983 (Midwest City, OK)
Total U.S. 4,404  
     
Mexico 1,664 Entered November 1991
Canada 323 Entered November 1994
Brazil 461 Entered May 1995
Argentina 55 Entered August 1995
China (*) 311 Entered August 1996
United Kingdom 385 Entered July 1999
Japan (*) 413 Entered March 2002
Costa Rica 179 Entered September 2005
El Salvador 78 Entered September 2005
Guatemala 175 Entered September 2005
Honduras 56 Entered September 2005
Nicaragua 59 Entered September 2005
Chile 270 Entered January 2009
India 5 Entered May 2009
Walmart International* 4,434  
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 8,838  
     

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 8,800 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 November 30; Canada is presented as of December 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.