Wal-Mart has had a lot of growth and expansion. The stores are mostly located in every busy intersection areas. This is a great sign that says the company is growing. The company also have other services such as assistance with minor car repair and they offer a money center. Some of the Wal-Marts even have restaurants, such as McDonald’s. Basically, Wal-Mart is a one stop shop where you can get everything under one roof. They offer these services so that they can keep the customer satisfied. Customer satisfaction is the most important part of having a successful business.
Some of the recent changes within the Wal-Mart chain is the elimination of the stores. 296 stores and clubs(SAM’s Club) are closing. This means 16,000 employees will be impacted. Wal-Mart is known for having the lowest prices on almost everything they sell. I think this will affect customers when they close, as well as the economy. I know this will affect me, because every time I go out of town I ask for the location of a Wal-Mart.