Does the the economic and social model of Wal-Mart benefit consumers?
- The main goal of Wal-Mart is to satisfy customers
- The expense of workers
Wal-Mart stores is a company specializing in retail, based in the United States and founded by Sam Walton in 1962. It has quickly grown in Arkansas, then led all the countries to begin to internationalize from 1991. Today, these stores are known worldwide. Twenty million customers visit Wal-Mart on average each day. The store has taken the place of a second company of the world in terms of turnover, and with 1.9 million employees working in over 6,100 supermarkets in the world it has become the largest private employer in the United States. According to Wal-Mart, its main goal is 'to benefit the American consumer'. Does Wal-Mart's economic and social model benefit the American worker as well?