In this episode, Dan and Albert break down Walmart. America’s largest retailer by sales, Walmart operated over 11,400 stores under 54 banners at the end of fiscal 2021, selling a variety of general merchandise and grocery items. Its home market accounted for 78% of sales in fiscal 2021, with Mexico and Central America (6%) and Canada (4%) its largest external markets. In the United States, around 56% of sales come from grocery, 32% from general merchandise, and 10% from health and wellness items.
In this episode we cover:
- What is Walmart? (2:58)
- How has Walmart diversified from 'brick & mortar'? (6:23)
- Why is growth important for a huge company like Walmart? (17:53)
- How is Walmart innovating? (e.g. live-streaming retail) (23:30)
- What do Walmart's share buybacks mean for investors? (37:39)
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