Every day low prices on a broad assortment - anytime, anywhere.
Every Day Low Price (EDLP) is the cornerstone of our strategy, and our price focus has never been stronger. Today's customer seeks the convenience of one-stop shopping that we offer. From grocery and entertainment to sporting goods and crafts, we provide the deep assortment that our customers appreciate -- whether they're shopping online at Walmart.com, through one of our mobile apps or shopping in a store. We currently operate three primary store formats in the U.S., each custom tailored to its neighborhood. Greg Foran is Walmart U.S. President & CEO.
Working at Walmart
A job at Walmart means an opportunity to build a career. About 75% of our store management teams started as hourly associates, and last year, we promoted more than 215,000 associates to jobs with more responsibility and higher pay. In the U.S., the average, full-time hourly wage is $14.35. Learn more about the opportunities and benefits we offer, as well as our commitment to hire 250,000 veterans.
Walmart gives back to every community in which it serves. Learn more about the Walmart Foundation and our $2 billion commitment to fight hunger in the U.S.
Walmart is the largest onsite green power generator in the U.S. Learn more about our sustainability initiatives in the United States and around the world.
Walmart has stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico offering low prices on the broadest assortment of products through a variety of formats including the Supercenter, Discount Store and Neighborhood Market. Learn more about our locations.
Walmart's 150+ distribution centers are hubs of activity for our business. Our distribution operation is one of the largest in the world servicing stores, clubs and direct delivery to customers. Walmart transportation has a fleet of 6,100 tractors, 61,000 trailers and more than 7,800 drivers.
- The distribution center network ships general merchandise, dry groceries, perishable groceries, along with other specialty categories to our consumers daily.
- There are 6 disaster distribution centers, strategically located across the country and stocked to provide rapid response to struggling communities in the event of a natural disaster.
- Each distribution center is more than 1 million square feet in size and employs 600+ personnel unloading and shipping over 200 trailers daily.
- Every distribution center supports 90 to 100 stores in a 150+ mile radius.
is able to move goods to and from distribution centers because we
maintain a private fleet of trucks and a skilled staff of truck drivers.
We think our team of drivers is the best in the world. They're part of
one of the largest and safest fleets, and every year they drive 700
million miles to make millions of deliveries to our stores and clubs.
Each driver averages around 100,000 miles annually-that's like driving
around the world 4 times!
Together with our truck drivers, we're constantly working to ensure that we're moving merchandise in responsible, sustainable ways. Drivers follow the most efficient routes to their destinations and work to minimize the number of "empty miles" they drive. This way, we use less fuel, we drive fewer miles and we maximize the merchandise we deliver while minimizing our environmental impact.
By reducing the "empty miles" driven and other optimization techniques, Walmart logistics hauled over 161 million more cases while only increasing miles by 24 million, compared to last year. We improved the efficiency of our truck fleet by 87.4% in 2014 compared to 2005. Learn more about our sustainability efforts.