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The Resource Wal-Mart : a history of Sam Walton's retail phenomenon, Sandra S. Vance, Roy V. Scott

Wal-Mart : a history of Sam Walton's retail phenomenon, Sandra S. Vance, Roy V. Scott

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Wal-Mart : a history of Sam Walton's retail phenomenon
Title
Wal-Mart
Title remainder
a history of Sam Walton's retail phenomenon
Statement of responsibility
Sandra S. Vance, Roy V. Scott
Title variation
Walmart, a history of Sam Walton's retail phenomenon
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The story of Wal-Mart Stores is the stuff of legends: in 1945 a poor boy from a poor state opens a variety store in a small town in rural Arkansas and, through hard work, ingenuity, and a commitment to providing customers with low-priced, high-quality merchandise, goes on to create the largest retail operation in the United States. In just 30 years Sam Walton and his Wal-Mart Stores transformed mass merchandising and revolutionized the shopping habits and expectations of American consumers. Moreover, Walton himself - a modest, simple man devoted to family, community, and his employees and customers - so inspired the American people that he was awarded the Medal of Freedom. Upon his death in 1992 Walton left his family a fortune estimated at $23.5 billion; that same year Wal-Mart Stores attained net sales of $43.9 billion and had 1,720 Wal-Mart units operating in 39 states."
  • "This fascinating history of a man and his enterprise is adroitly chronicled by Sandra S. Vance and Roy V. Scott in Wal-Mart, the first scholarly study of Wal-Mart Stores and Sam Walton's remarkable career. Organizing their material chronologically, the authors trace Walton's evolving entrepreneurial style and mounting achievements, consistently linking the character of the man to the innovations he produced - starting with a tiny Ben Franklin variety store in 1945 and progressing to Walton's 5 & 10, Walton's Family Centers, and finally Wal-Mart Stores in the ensuing decades. Readers gain a wealth of insights into the history of American retailing and reach a solid understanding of the elements contributing to Wal-Mart's success: the steadfast dedication to customer service, the sophisticated mechanisms for keeping overhead low, the company policies designed to engender loyalty from employees and customers alike. Given particular emphasis are the factors that led to Wal-Mart's 1990-91 victory over its chief rivals, K mart and Sears, in becoming the nation's leading retailer; also highlighted is the issue of Wal-Mart's impact on the communities it serves and the small businesses therein." "Wal-Mart will hold the interest of students and scholars, of retailing executives and general readers, from first page to last."--Jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
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Vance, Sandra Stringer
Dewey number
381/.149/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5429.215.U6
LC item number
V36 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1927-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Scott, Roy V.
Series statement
Twayne's evolution of modern business series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wal-Mart (Firm)
  • Walton, Sam
  • Discount houses (Retail trade)
Label
Wal-Mart : a history of Sam Walton's retail phenomenon, Sandra S. Vance, Roy V. Scott
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-214) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings and Ben Franklin -- The evolution of retailing and the appearance of discount merchandising -- The birth of Wal-Mart -- A billion-dollar baby: Wal-Mart during the 1970's -- Wal-Mart becomes a national discount chain -- Wal-Mart's diversification during the 1980's -- The impact of Wal-Mart on small-town America -- Wal-Mart becomes America's leading retail firm
Control code
30154491
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 220 pages
Isbn
9780805798333
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
94014575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Wal-Mart : a history of Sam Walton's retail phenomenon, Sandra S. Vance, Roy V. Scott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings and Ben Franklin -- The evolution of retailing and the appearance of discount merchandising -- The birth of Wal-Mart -- A billion-dollar baby: Wal-Mart during the 1970's -- Wal-Mart becomes a national discount chain -- Wal-Mart's diversification during the 1980's -- The impact of Wal-Mart on small-town America -- Wal-Mart becomes America's leading retail firm
Control code
30154491
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 220 pages
Isbn
9780805798333
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
94014575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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