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BUSI 698 Strategic Management Wal-Mart
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Wal*Mart’s Performance: A Success Story! Great  financial performance ROE 20%, $245 billion sales Larger than all but 20 countries! Greater  sales/sq. foot $440 for  Wal Mart v/s. $249 for  industry Walton heirs among the world’s  richest billionaires Huge wealth creation  for  investors $100 in 1972    Almost $1,000,000 today !!!
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Wal-Mart Case Questions 1. Is the discount retail industry favorable? Why/why not?  2. Wal-Mart’s profit margin is close to Target’s. Does it  really have any advantage over Target? (Hint: remember  DuPont?) 3. Based on Exhibit 5, why is Wal-Mart's Cost of Goods  Sold higher than Target (75% vs 66%)? 4. Which of Wal-Mart’s capabilities account for Wal-Mart’s  5. Does Wal-Mart enjoy similar advantages in its  Supercenters and Sam's Clubs? Do you see any 'red  flags'?
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What drives Wal-Mart’s Performance?
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