Opportunities and threats that wal-mart offer

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Wal-Mart provides economic opportunities to many of our families. These opportunities are demonstrated in the affordable prices that Wal-mart has to offer to the American working families who shop at their stores. Without the constant markdown of pricing and the continuous evaluating of the type of customers those Wal-mart services; their tactical plan to produce outstanding services to their customers would fail.

Wal-Mart also provides job opportunities to the area they are expanding in. "In 2005, an independent economic impact study by Global Insight, Inc. revealed just how profound an impact Wal-Mart has on job creation in this country; the study showed that there were an additional 210,000 jobs in the U.S. economy in 2004 that would not have been there if not for Wal-Mart" (Wal-Mart Facts, 2006). By Wal-mart being brought into these areas Wal-mart brings along the opportunity for suppliers, construction workers, building materials firms, and supply and general merchandise stores.

Wal-Mart offer opportunities in expansions into locations such as China and other locations including internationally. With the expansion it allows Wal-mart the opportunity to promote global trade and expand their market. In return Wal-mart as well as other businesses reduces their independence on the economies of their home nations.

Other opportunities that Wal-mart provides are for other businesses to lease spaces in the front of their stores that provide some conveniences to their customers (i.e. Banks and automatic transaction machines, nail and hair salons, and food-courts) to give them the one stop shop feel.

Threats that Wal-Mart PossessThreats that affect Wal-mart tactical planning are businesses that oppose Wal-Mart's expansion into their markets and locations. These businesses are afraid of the low prices that Wal-mart provides may take away their customers and maybe soon them having to close their business. Threats that communities have about Wal-mart building...