The United States of Walmart is an in-depth analysis of the giant Walmart, one of the great retail chains that has been ruling the United States for the last thirty years, delicately operating its headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. Author John Dicker, an investigative journalist, investigates the success of one of the world’s largest corporations that is also hailed as the largest retailer, grocery store, jewelry store, private employer, general merchant, and a country unto itself generates $288 billion in annual sales.

While it has been labeled the “model company” whose size and scope sets the standard for the business world at large, it also sheds light on how this maxim of “Always Low Price” was furthered, leaving behind so much backlash, the evidence to prove that Walmart has built itself on the graveyard of smaller competitors. The first part of the book is about the victorious retail store that has outnumbered its direct rivals like Kmart, Target, Home Depot, Best Buy to name a few. Walmart became America’s number one toy seller in 1998, surpassing ‘Toys R us,’ one of the original category killers up to that point. Even as it evolved, he had easily put aside Ben Franklin’s five and dime.

Walmart has envisioned a place where people can shop at the lowest price. And this was the dream of any emerging discount store. This was a causal factor for small businesses to radically differentiate or perish. Walmart spread its wings across a wide category as mentioned from being the largest retailer, largest grocery store, largest corporation dealing with Sega Genesis to Huggies, DVD to Happy Meal, precious jewelry box, leaving no stone unturned.

With this, it also caught on in private label promotions, where it again outperformed a marketing company, Ocean Spray, in selling cranberry juice (private labels allowed retailers to cut prices 25% below the competence). Walmart has held its own since launching its three-tier division, with discount wholesale store Sam’s Club and Neighborhood Market in 1993 and 1998 respectively.

The Success Story Behind Founder Sam Walton, who began his retail career as the owner of Ben Franklin’s Five-and-dime in Newport, was highly innovative and creative in spreading the fame of this franchise chain in many places, after what Which, the idea To take a chance on opening a store, financed by his wife and father-in-law, he opened his first Walmart Discount City in Rogers, Arkansas. He had believed his eyes more than market surveys and demographic data.

Despite Walmart’s remarkable triumph, it turned out to be an apotheosis for so many social ills. Many times it was caught in the light of the media, under charges of gender discrimination of its employees who were paid lower wages, poverty wages, lesser facilities such as private health insurance, undue advantage from suppliers, where when specified cost is not met, subcontracted sweatshops, his policy of non-union workers, who are free to file grievances directly with the officer, and promoted anti-union videos that claimed that people who can speak for themselves are independent thinkers.

While all of this shows the bad side of Walmart, the second part goes into detail about the lawsuits that have been filed against the company for gender discrimination and how Lee Scott clears up any and all complaints with Walmart’s usual Rollback Smiley. He rightly promises that low-quality jobs will never attract employees as long as people are fighting to get a job at Walmart. He is again held responsible for the subsidies he receives from the government, because he has not adequately fed his employees.

He then talks about the censorship issue that has arisen with magazines like Maxim, Stuff portraying lewd and less-than-legal images on its cover, rightly hampering its name as a “family store,” its pointed failure to expand into New York. against the people, his apparent support for George W. Bush and thus the Republicans and many more. But the irony remains that regardless of the charges that have been brought against this large retail chain, also known as Walmart, the truth is that people buy and buy and buy, because it offers the lowest prices as it claims, because it is the only national retailer that focuses on small rural areas. cities, above all, the fact that their effect on a local business community could be traced empirically.

The book keeps the reader engrossed in combining the truth of unsexy facts with the achievement of this corporation. The facts are as gigantic as the 460 terabyte database station located in Bentonville, Arkansas. The writer has handpicked examples that the firm’s CEO, Lee Scott, strongly disputes, which makes it interesting. Less than any other success story, it primarily revolves around content that proves its strength. Ultimately, the book might be a revelation to people who want to know about Walmart, but ultimately it might have less of an impact than is required to stop people from buying at this giant outlet after all, as he claims. the author, we are all “Walmart Bitches”.