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  •  WalMart has done very well outside the US (2+ / 0-)
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    and is the source of most of their growth.  International sales grew rapidly from $109.2 billion in 2011 to $125.9 billion in 2012

    Meanwhile they grew US sales slowly from $260.3 billion in 2011 to $264.2 billion in 2012.

    See the 2012 10k filing Walmart gave to the SEC at http://services.corporate-ir.net/...

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    by nextstep on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 08:47:23 AM PST

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    •  Their sales outside the US are less than half (1+ / 0-)
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      of sales in the US?  That does not sound like "very well" given the population distribution.  Many US companies have much higher % of international sales.  And Walmart's success has been hard to achieve and slow in coming.

      I used to work in a company that did business with Walmart and saw their struggle to expand outside the US up close.  But that has been several years ago, so maybe they have picked up their game since then.

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      by ahumbleopinion on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 10:40:44 AM PST

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      •  Their international growth will make (0+ / 0-)

        International sales larger than US sales this decade.

        The only US companies with larger international sales in dollars than Walmart are Exxon and Chevron.

        The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

        by nextstep on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 11:02:26 AM PST

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