7 interesting facts about Walmart

Walmart is an American multinational retail corporation that was founded in 1962. Since then it has changed economics of many countries. By the way, do you know that Walmart has different names in different places? Keep on reading to learn more amazing facts about Walmart.

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Ellen Sheehan
I certainly hope that Walmart is never considered a beacon of “American cultural values”. Wiping out small local businesses, locking people in stores overnight to work mandatory overtime, no overtime pay, substandard wages, no medical insurance coverage. Those are some of the other historical and current aspects of Walmart. You did not include them in your facts about Walmart. You might mention some facts about the massive wealth of the Walton family forged penny-by-penny on the backs of slave-wages pay of foreign workers and underpaid American workers. To top it off, other billionaires give at least a decent portion to charity. Walton’s are believed to give about 0.07% to charity. Mind you, no one is required to be charitable, but with all they get, one would expect them to give back.
Apr 4, 2020 5:55PM
Linda Madison Leckey
Thank God not in Australia.
Apr 4, 2020 6:30AM
Linalinda Eichin
Not in Australia
Apr 4, 2020 3:46AM
Linda Drayer
Like Walmart? Hell NO! I worked there for 8 Hellish YEARS!
Apr 3, 2020 10:31PM
Jim Adams
Walmart, the only company in America still allowed to pay slave wages to its employees.
Apr 3, 2020 6:53PM
Joy Taylor
I must make a comment Walmart did not make eaton,s Zellers and Sears loose there Company's rthere poor management I worked for all those company,s andWalmart and Walmart was the best
Apr 30, 2020 7:45PM
Connie Beach Maltin
Cherie Duprez, if there are only self checkouts open at any store, I leave my cart and walk out if they wont open a lane with a checker. But I dont ever go to Walmart anyway.
Nov 18, 2020 5:20PM
Connie Beach Maltin
Never shop at Walmart!
Nov 18, 2020 5:12PM
Ulla Larsen
The only thing l knew was Germany did Not like walmart
Sep 30, 2020 5:54PM
Cherie Duprez
The Walmart I have shopped at for years recently remodeled and restructured. It is a mess. They have installed gates that automatically open to let you in but you cannot exit there. The pharmacy is right next to the gate but you cannot exit there so you have to go to a checkout area to leave. They also have more do it yourself checkouts than ones with checkers and they are all located in the center so you have to walk a lot further to check out. Most of the time the manned checkouts are not even open. They have stopped carrying many of the items I have bought there for years. I am not happy with Walmart.
Sep 22, 2020 5:29PM
Ray Zagata
ELLEN S. Thats the thing about AMERICA.... You don't like it no one is forcing U to go their and shop.. BUT They (WALMART) MUST BE DOING something right . They are employing over 2.3 million people.. Sales are very good . It fits peoples needs. Brand names on lots of products . Bottom line.... SAVE , SAVE, SAVE. M -O-N-E-Y.!!!!
Sep 15, 2020 6:18PM
Joel Petitti
Ellen Sheehan, You raise very good points.
Aug 25, 2020 4:52PM
garrett lg
Annette Frawley, and now they have announced several of their stores will go completely to self checkout. I don't go there they don't pay me to be a cashier
Jul 17, 2020 4:31PM
garrett lg
djaiudijr, it's all about money now, nothing about right or wrong, or empathy only money money money money money money
Jul 17, 2020 4:30PM
Barry Crews
Kelly Hall, no Walmart per se in Australia. I believe K-Mart is their proxy (without the weird manner of dress of some patrons).
Jul 16, 2020 5:23PM
Barry Crews
Ellen Sheehan, not to mention virtually all stock is imported from China - another slave-wage home of the free
Jul 16, 2020 5:19PM
Linda Madison Leckey, thank god not in germany
Jul 2, 2020 12:21AM
Winco is better.
Jun 23, 2020 7:24PM
Vince Savage
That's the best read I've had for weeks on QC. Interesting comments mostly in the negative. We have an Asda (Walmart) where I live and my wife shops there occasionally...she prefers Morrisons which was founded independently about 10 miles away in Bradford. One constant niggle she has with Asda is the 'yellow ticket' which marks reduced prices on produce. When she arrives at the checkout, the till girl runs over the barcode, ignoring the yellow ticket. It is only when she checks her receipt it is clear that those discounts are ignored, and this seems to be common practice, or as she puts it 'deception' The till girl will not take responsibility and sends her to the customer service desk, where she (again) has to queue to have it rectified, which she finds maddening. What we have done in recent months is to put yellow ticket items in a seperate basket, highlight this to the till girl, then check it before continuing, which usually annoys the till girl as it takes extra time. We have pointed out that to overcome this problem, reduced items should be given a new barcode...surely it can't be that difficult ? That aside, She often finds it impossible to locate a member of staff in the aisles if she has a query, the Fish counter don't have any knowledge about fish...and the old woman on the cheese counter has filthy hands, so she doesn't buy cheese there. One sad and final fact is that my wife knows more people who have left Asda than still work there, and the reason is always the same. They hated it.
May 12, 2020 11:56AM
Kelly Hall
I don’t have a Walmart near me well not that know of I live in Queensland on the Sunshine Coast. I don’t think there is on the Sunshine Coast Queensland
May 5, 2020 4:45PM

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