Wal-Marts Business Environment Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

In 2004, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc offered to build a new Supercenter in Inglewood, low-income community near Los Angeles. This proposal was part of a strategy of Wal-Mart, to bring its Supercenter format in California. Introduced in late 1980, added a full line of supercenters and specialty parts for traditional range of Wal-Mart common goods. Scheduled to enter Wal-Mart in California caused problems before discounter opened a Supercenter. To compete with Wal-Mart, supermarkets in California to reduce the grocery workers' health benefits and salary. Trade unions strike ordered by supermarkets. Labor unrest lasted five months and involved 70,000 workers. At the same time, Inglewood City Council rejected a request by Wal-Mart, to build a Supercenter. The retailer has taken its expansion plans directly to voters Inglewood. With California's initiative process, Wal-Mart forced public vote on the proposed 60-acre development. Will voters in Inglewood wet shine "Most Admired Companies in America?" "Hide
by Felix Oberholzer-Gee Source: Harvard Business School 14 pages. Publication Date: January 5, 2006. Prod. #: 706453-PDF-ENG

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