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Bentonville, AR 72716

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. Segments The company’s segments include Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. Walmart U.S. The Walmart U.S. segment is a mass merchandiser of consumer products, operating under the Walmart or Wal-Mart brands, as well as walmart.com. The Walmart U.S. segment operates retail stores in the United States (U.S.), including in all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, with supercenters in 49 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, discount stores in 41 states and Puerto Rico and neighborhood markets, and other small store formats in 31 states and Puerto Rico. Walmart.com experiences on average 85 million visits a month and offers access to approximately 8 million SKUs. In addition, its e-commerce Website includes Marketplace, a feature of the Website that permits third parties to sell merchandise on walmart.com. Digital retail is integrated with its physical stores through services, such as ‘Walmart Pickup’, ‘Pickup Today’ and ‘Online Grocery’. The Walmart U.S. segment also offers access to digital content and services, including Vudu and InstaWatch. Walmart U.S. does business in six strategic merchandise units, such as grocery, health and wellness, entertainment, hardlines, apparel, and home across various store formats, including supercenters, discount stores, neighborhood markets and other small store formats, as well as walmart.com. Grocery consists of a line of grocery items, including meat, produce, natural and organics, deli and bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral and dry grocery, as well as consumables, such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods and pet supplies. Health and wellness includes pharmacy, optical services, clinical services, over-the-counter drugs and other medical products. Entertainment contains electronics, toys, cameras and supplies, photo processing services, cellular phones, cellular service plan contracts and prepaid service, movies, music, video games and books. Hardlines consist of stationery, automotive, hardware and paint, sporting goods, fabrics and crafts and seasonal merchandise. Apparel includes apparel for women, girls, men, boys and infants, as well as shoes, jewelry and accessories. Home includes home furnishings, housewares and small appliances, bedding, home decor, outdoor living and horticulture. The Walmart U.S. segment also offers fuel and financial services and related products, including money orders, prepaid cards, wire transfers, money transfers, check cashing and bill payment. National brand merchandise represents a significant portion of the merchandise sold in the Walmart U.S. segment. The company also markets lines of merchandise under its private-label store brands, including Equate, Everstart, Faded Glory, George, Great Value, Holiday Time, Hometrends, Mainstays, Marketside, No Boundaries, Ol' Roy, Ozark Trail, Parent's Choice, Prima Della, Pure Balance, Sam's Choice, Special Kitty, Spring Valley and White Stag. The company also markets lines of merchandise under licensed brands, some of which include Better Homes & Gardens, Danskin Now, Farberware, General Electric, OP, Rival, Russell, Starter, and Straight Talk. Seasonal Aspects of Operations: The Walmart U.S. segment's business is seasonal to a certain extent due to calendar events and national and religious holidays, as well as different weather patterns. Historically, its highest sales volume and segment operating income have occurred in the fiscal quarter ending January 31. Walmart International The Walmart International segment consists of operations in 27 countries outside of the U.S. and includes various formats divided into three major categories, including retail, wholesale and other. These categories consist of various formats, including supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, including Sam's Clubs, cash & carry, home improvement, specialty electronics, apparel stores, drug stores and convenience stores, as well as digital retail. The company’s Walmart International segmen

 

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