Sunday, September 24, 2006

Wal-Mart Goes Global

The number of Wal-Mart stores in foreign countries:

Argentina: 11
Brazil: 295
Canada: 278
Japan: 398
Mexico: 774
Puerto Rico: 54
S. Korea: 16
UK: 315
China: 56
Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica: 363

How does this benefit the U.S. economy? Wal-Mart employs about 1,500 people at its Arkansas headquarters (about 10% of 15,000 total jobs there) just to coordinate worldwide shipments for the 2,560 stores outside the U.S.

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