List of assets owned by Walmart

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Walmart Stores, Inc. is the largest retailer in the world and one of the five largest corporations in the world by sales. Walmart Canada and Walmart USA are owned by different people

United States[edit]

  • Walmart Stores U.S. - 4,092 total units as of January 31, 2014[1]
  • Sam's Club (632)
  • Logistics
    • Walmart Transportation LLC
    • Distribution Centers/Transportation Offices (130)
  • Walmart Realty
  • Claims Management, Inc.
  • Walmart Portrait Studios was rebranded as PictureMe! Portrait Studios in late 2006. The Portrait Studios are operated by CPI Corp, Inc. under an agreement with Walmart. Space is leased and they are independently owned and operated and only pay rent to Walmart and a license fee to use the Walmart brand. Also, most Doctors of Optometry are independent contractors and are not employees of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. but instead pay rent to use space in Walmart and Sam's Club Vision Centers.
  • The Walmart Money Center (Formerly Wal-Mart Financial Services Network) is a tradename for financial services provided in their stores, including the Walmart Money Card™, Money Transfers, Bill Payments, Money Orders, Check Cashing and Check Printing.


Walmart International - 6,242 total units as of July 31, 2013[2] Note: Some international unit totals include distribution centers which are not listed here. Walmart Stores Inc no longer lists units in Puerto Rico as international, Puerto Rico's numbers are included in the US totals.

Entered August 1995
  • Walmart Argentina S.R.L.[3]
    • Changomás (supermarket)
    • Changomás Express
    • Mi Changomás
    • Supercenter
    • Walmart Supermercado
Entered June 2011
Entered May 1995
  • Walmart Brazil[6]
    • BIG (Sonae)
    • HyperMarket (Bompreço)
    • Magazine (Bompreço)
    • Maxxi Atacado (Sonae)
    • Mercadorama (Sonae)
    • Nacional (Sonae)
    • Sam's Club
    • SuperMarket (Bompreço)
    • TodoDia
    • Walmart Supercenter
Entered November 1994
  • Walmart Canada Corp.[7]
    • Walmart Discount Store
    • Walmart Supercentre
    • Sam's Club (all closed on March 1, 2009 due to recession and competition with Costco)
Entered January 2009
Entered August 1996
  • Walmart China[9]
    • Discount Compact Hyper
    • Neighborhood Market
    • Sam’s Club
    • Smart Choice
    • Supercenter
    • Trust-Mart Hypermarket - Walmart has a 35% interest in Trust-Mart
Costa Rica
Entered September 2005
El Salvador
Entered September 2005
Entered January 1998
  • Walmart Supercenter; disposal announced July 2006. [1]
Entered June 2011
Entered September 2005
Entered September 2005
Entered May 2009
  • Bharti Walmart Private Limited[15] (Bharti and Walmart hold a 50:50 stake)
    • Best Price Modern Wholesale
Entered March 2002
  • Seiyu Group[16]
    • Seiyu GM
    • Seiyu Hypermarket (operational names: Seiyu, Livin or Sunny)
    • Seiyu Supermarkets (operational names: Seiyu, Livin or Sunny)
    • Wakana (Restaurants)
Korea, South
Entered July 1998
  • Walmart Supercenter - sold May 2006 [2]
Entered June 2011
Entered June 2011
Entered June 2011
Entered November 1991
Entered June 2011
Entered June 2011
Entered September 2005
Entered June 2011
South Africa
Entered June 2011
  • Massmart Holding Ltd[27]
    • Game (general merchandise discount store)
    • Game Foodco (supercenter)
    • DionWired (consumer electronics)
    • Makro
    • Builders Warehouse
    • Builders Trade Depot
    • Builders Express
    • CBW (supermarkets)
    • Jumbo
    • Cambridge (supermarket)
    • Rhino (supermarket)
Entered June 2011
Entered June 2011
Entered June 2011
United Kingdom
Entered July 1995
  • Asda[31]
    • Asda Living
    • Asda Supercentre
    • Asda Supermarket
    • Asda Superstore
Entered June 2011


  • PACE Membership Warehouse (converted to Sam's Club)
  • Woolco Canada (converted to Walmart)
  • Asda (UK)
  • Amigo Supermarkets (PR)
  • McLane Company (acquired in 1993, later sold to Berkshire Hathaway in 2003)
  • The Seiyu, Ltd.
  • Wertkauf hypermarkets (Germany)
  • Interspar hypermarkets (Germany)
  • Bompreco (Brazil)
  • (started as a joint-venture, it has since been fully acquired and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wal-Mart)
  • Sonae Distribuição Brasil (Brazilian operations) - now WMS Supermercados do Brasil.
  • Seiyu Group - Walmart acquired a 6.1% stake in Seiyu beginning in May 2002. A majority interest (53%) was acquired in December 2005, giving Walmart effective control of the company. Walmart's stake in Seiyu was increase to 95% in December 2007, and by June 2008 the remaining shares were acquired, making it a wholly owned subsidiary.
  • Walmart de México y Centroamérica - In December 2009, Walmart Mexico acquired Walmart´s operations in Central America from Walmart Stores and two minority partners. In early 2010, the transaction was completed and Walmart México became Walmart México and Central America. Walmart holds a 68.5% stake in the combined company.
    • Central American Retail Holding Company (CARHCO) - formed as a joint venture in 2001 with three equal partners: Royal Ahold NV and two Central American groups: the Paiz family, the major shareholders of La Fragua; and Corporación de Supermercados Unidos (CSU). In September 2005, Wal-Mart acquired a 33 1/3% interest in CARHCO from the Dutch retailer Royal Ahold NV. In March 2006, Wal-Mart made an additional investment, bringing its share of the firm to 51 percent and changing its name to Wal-Mart Central America.
    • Cifra - Walmart's operations in Mexico started as Walmex, a joint venture between Cifra of Mexico and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Wal-Mart later bought a majority interest in Cifra and changed the name to Walmart de Mexico. Walmex is independently traded on the Mexican stock exchange, although Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. holds a majority interest.
  • In January 2009 Walmart completed the acquisition of 58.2% of the leading Chilean retailer Distribucion y Servicio (D&S), adding brands of major importance in that market such as Híper Lider. By March 2009, Walmart had increased its stake in D&S to approximately 73%. D&S was renamed Walmart Chile. In February 2014 it was announced that Walmart had acquired the stock of the last major stockholders Mr. Felipe Ibanez Scott and Mr. Nicolas Ibanez Scott, bringing the Walmart stake up to 99.72%. It was announced that Walmart intends to launch a cash tender offer for the remaining outstanding shares.
  • In June 2011 Walmart completed the purchase of 51% of Massmart, which operates stores primarily in South Africa but also operates in various Sub-Saharan African nations. Brands added to the Walmart family include Cambridge Foods, Game, Dion Wired, Makro, Builders Warehouse, Builders Express, Builders Trade Depot, CBW, Jumbo Cash and Carry, the Shield buying group, etc.[33] In July the South African government filed an appeal [34] of the Competition Tribunal's decision to allow the merger with minimal conditions, this follows an appeal filed earlier by SACCAWU, a local labor union. By March 2012 the appeals court dismissed the case by the governmental ministries,[35] but acknowledge that there were legitimate concerns about the effect of the deal on small producers and employment. The appeals court decision effectively put an end to the legal challenges to the merger.

Former operations[edit]

  • Broadstreet Financial Services Corporation (d/b/a Bank of Wal-Mart) was tentatively to be headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah and was to operate as an Industrial Bank to processing credit, debit card and electronic check transactions for the Wal-Mart stores. The bank was not to be open to the public and they did not intend to open or operate any branches. According to a Wal-Mart spokesman it was estimated that the company would have saved $245 million in costs by opening its own bank. On March 16, 2007 Wal-Mart announced that it had officially withdrawn its application with the Utah Department of Financial Institutions.[36]
  • Bud's Discount City[37] Bud's Discount City was a unique store as retail stores go. The store chain, associated directly with Wal-Mart itself, relied not on purchased goods for sale; but instead sold items which had been either a.) returned to a Wal-mart for exchange, b.) reconditioned items, such as electronics, or c.) items which had been discontinued and stock needed liquidated. Most Bud's Discount Stores (sometimes just called "Bud's") were located in old Wal-Mart store fronts, with the typical situation being a Bud's would replace the old storefront after Wal-Mart had constructed a newer store for its main Wal-Mart storefront. As Wal-Mart transitioned from selling items they themselves purchased, to a business model where vendors rented floor space, the need for an outlet store to deal with defective and discontinued items phased out. As a result of this, the Bud's Discount City chain was phased out.
  • dot Discount Drugs[38]
  • Helen's Arts and Crafts
  • Hypermart USA (joint venture, prototype store that led to Supercenters)
  • McLane Company (acquired in 1990, sold to Berkshire Hathaway in 2003)
  • OneSource nutrition centers[39]
  • Save-Co Home Improvement Center
  • Walmart Vacations its unknown when it closed


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  37. ^ Staff Writer. "Wal-Mart Plans to Close 48 Bud's Discount City Stores." New York Times. July 23, 1997. Retrieved on July 26, 2006.
  38. ^ Frederick, James. "Dot's new owners set an aggressive agenda - Dot Discount Drugs." Drug Store News. February 19, 1990. Retrieved on July 26, 2006.
  39. ^ Staff Writer. "Wal-Mart eyeing healthy sales with nutritional 'store' concept - Wal-Mart Stores." Drug Store News. October 20, 1997. Retrieved on July 26, 2006.

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